Chris Tanner

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Artist info
Biography

Chris Tanner is Professor of Music and the founder and director of the Miami University Steel Band. He is the author of The Steel Band Game Plan: Strategies for Starting, Building and Maintaining Your Pan Program, a comprehensive resource covering all fundamental topics relating to the development of a steel band program, and the first of its kind to be published through a major firm. In 2011 he released his debut recording of original music for steel band and jazz soloists, titled First Impression. He has served as a guest clinician or performing artist at numerous festivals, workshops, high schools and universities. He is a frequently commissioned composer/arranger, and his works are published through Pan Ramajay Productions, Engine Room Publishing, and Panyard, Inc.

Years taught2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012
DepartmentSteel Pans
SpecialtySteel Pans
Websitehttp://arts.muohio.edu/faculty/tanner/Home.html

Teaching schedule
Steel Pan for the Complete NoviceM (week 1) 3:00–4:00pmThe Music Room Downtown2017
Steel Pan for the Complete NoviceT (week 1) 3:00–4:00pmThe Music Room Downtown2017
Working With Lead Sheets: Interpreting and Using Chord SymbolsWTh (week 1) 3:00–4:15pmThe Music Room Downtown2017
Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)MTWThF/MTWThF 4:30–5:30pmThe Music Room Downtown2017
Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)MTWThF/MTWThF 6:00–7:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2017
Behind the Music: Trinidad Panorama 2016M (week 2) 1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2016
The Steel Band Tool Kit (by the day)1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2016
The Steel Band Tool KitTWTh (week 2) 1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2016
Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)MTWThF/MTWThF 4:30–5:30pmThe Music Room Downtown2016
Steel Pan Ensemble (Intermediate)MTWThF/MTWThF 5:15–6:15pmThe Music Room Downtown2016
Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)MTWThF/MTWThF 6:00–7:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2016
The Engine Room: The Steel Band Rhythm SectionTWTh (week 1) 1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2015
Engine Room (by the day)1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2015
Steel Pan for the Complete NoviceM (week 1) 3:00–4:00pmThe Music Room Downtown2015
Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)MTWThF/MTWThF 4:30–5:30pmThe Music Room Downtown2015
Steel Pan Ensemble (Intermediate)MTWThF/MTWThF 5:15–6:15pmThe Music Room Downtown2015
Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)MTWThF/MTWThF 6:00–7:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2015
The Engine Room: The Steel Band Rhythm SectionTWTh (week 1) 1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2014
Engine Room (by the day)1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2014
Steel Pan for the Complete NoviceM (week 1) 3:00–4:00pmThe Music Room Downtown2014
Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)MTWThF/MTWThF 4:30–5:30pmThe Music Room Downtown2014
Steel Pan Ensemble (Intermediate)MTWThF/MTWThF 5:15–6:15pmThe Music Room Downtown2014
Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)MTWThF/MTWThF 6:00–7:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2014
Soloing and Improvisation for Steel Pan PlayersTWTh (week 1) 1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2013
Steel Pan for the Complete NoviceM (week 1) 3:00–4:00pmThe Music Room Downtown2013
Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)MTWThF/MTWThF 4:30–5:30pmThe Music Room Downtown2013
Steel Pan Ensemble (Intermediate)MTWThF/MTWThF 5:15–6:15pmThe Music Room Downtown2013
Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)MTWThF/MTWThF 6:00–7:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2013
Soloing and Improvisation for Steel Pan PlayersTWTh (week 1) 1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2012
Developing Proficiency: Steel Pan Technique and Practice TipsF (week 1) 1:30–2:20pmThe Music Room Downtown2012
Steel Pan for the Complete NoviceM (week 1) 3:00–4:00pmThe Music Room Downtown2012
Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)MTWThF/MTWThF 4:30–5:30pmThe Music Room Downtown2012
Steel Pan Ensemble (Intermediate)MTWThF/MTWThF 5:15–6:15pmThe Music Room Downtown2012
Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)MTWThF/MTWThF 6:00–7:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2012
Soloing and Improvisation for Steel Pan PlayersTWTh (week 1) 1:30–2:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2011
Developing a Steel Band Engine Room (Rhythm Section)W (week 1) 1:30–2:20pmSalisbury2011
Steel Pan Ensemble (Beginning/Advanced Beginner)MTWThF/MTWThF 4:30–5:30pmThe Music Room Downtown2011
Steel Pan Ensemble (Intermediate)MTWThF/MTWThF 5:15–6:15pmThe Music Room Downtown2011
Festival Steel Pan Ensemble (Advanced)MTWThF/MTWThF 6:00–7:50pmThe Music Room Downtown2011

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