Christopher Biggs is a composer and multimedia artist residing in Council Bluffs, IA. Chris is a... more
Christopher Biggs is a composer and multimedia artist residing in Council Bluffs, IA. Chris is a co-founder and board member of the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA). Chris is a member of Quadrivium, a Kansas City-based ensemble dedicated to the performance of new music for flute, clarinet, cello, and piano. Along with Mauricio Salguero, Chris forms part of a clarinet and electronic music duo called electro<>acústico.
Chris’ music has been presented across the United States and Europe, as well as in Latin America and Asia. His music is regularly performed on conferences, festivals, and recitals. Chris received the 2008 Missouri Music Teacher’s Association composer of the year, the 2009 SEMAUS/ASCAP first place award, and the 2011 Truman State/Macro Composers Competition award and commission. His first music release, Metatexts, is available through major online music retailers.
Chris is a passionate and dedicated teacher. He has taught extensively at the college level. He is currently a full-time instructor at Iowa Western Community College where he teaches the technical music program. Chris was a Preparing Future Faculty Fellow at the University of Missouri-Kansas City from 2007-10. He has taught music composition, electronic music courses, audio technology, orchestration, music theory, and computer programming for musicians.
Chris has received degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (D.M.A.), the University of Arizona (M.M), and American University (B.A.). He has studied music composition with James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Joao Pedro Oliveira, Dan Asia, and Craig Walsh.