Christian is an Orlando based percussionist, currently in his last year earning a Bachelor’s in Percussion Performance from the University of Central Florida. Born into a musical family, he began his musical studies at an early age in Southwest Florida under a melange of accomplished percussionists and musicians. His teachers include Dr. Thad Anderson, Kirk Gay, Jeff Moore, John Evans, Jim Dallas, Lori Lyons, and Dan Miller, as well additional lessons from Joe McCarthy, Brian Jordan, and Clarence Penn. His teachers have praised his work ethic and dedication and have described him as having “unlimited potential in the music industry.”
Christian is a regularly-booked freelance musician in the Orlando area, and is currently a Percussion Instructor at Horizon High School in Winter Garden. In 2023, he was named the Drumset winner for the Yamaha Young Performing Artists Award, an international competition recognizing some of the best up-and-coming musicians in the industry. In the early stages of his career, Christian is honored to have shared the stage with artists such as Michael Cavanaugh, Dan Miller, Lew Delgatto, Chuck Findley, and Jay Miah. You can also see him this holiday season (2023) in the Walt Disney World Orchestra during the Candlelight Processional show in Epcot. His main goal after his undergraduate degree is to continue to grow into a unique, dedicated, and passionate percussionist.
Watch his jazz performance of Along Came Betty below, and keep an eye out for this up-and-coming drummer! Follow him at his social media sites linked to the left.