- DMA, University of North Texas
- MM, University of North Texas
- BM, University of Tennessee
Dr. Christopher Sharpe is the Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone at Murray State University. He has previously held positions at the University of Central Arkansas and Hendrix College. Christopher holds DMA and MM degrees in Trombone Performance from the University of North Texas as well as a BM in Trombone Performance and Music Education from the University of Tennessee.
Dr. Sharpe’s performance experience includes performances with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas Wind Symphony, Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra, and three years with the GRAMMY-nominated One O’Clock Lab Band. He can be heard on recordings with the One O’Clock Lab Band, the Toshi Clinch Big Band, the Keith Karns Big Band, and Natalie Mannix.
Dr. Sharpe is the founder of C. Sharpe Editions, a sheet music publishing company specializing in music for solo trombone and trombone ensembles; he is an avid composer and arranger under the name Chris M. Sharpe, and his compositions have performed at events such as the International Trombone Festival, the International Women's Brass Conference, and the American Trombone Workshop. He is also the author of Bass Trombone Double Valve Technique, a method book for bass trombonists looking to develop advanced technique with both valves, available at C. Sharpe Editions.