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Christopher Bell

Instructor - Austin Jazz Project

Austin, TX

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Work Experience

Instructor

Austin Jazz Project
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Austin, TX
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June 2009 to Present

http://www.austinjazzproject.com), Austin, TX 
An intensive 5 day jazz improvisation workshop for middle and high school aged musicians

Clinician

LBJ High school Jazz Band
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Austin, TX
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September 2008 to Present

Assisting Band director with high school jazz band in improvisation and ensemble work

Leader of the group The Belltower Trio (www.belltowertrio.com)

Guitarist
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1992 to Present

Performance credits include 
Ernie Durawa (Texas Tornadoes, Larry Coryell), Chris Thomas (Joshua Redman, Brian Blade), 
John Mills (Kenny Wheeler, Lyle Lovett), Butch Miles (Count Basie), Kaz Kazanoff (Hubert 
Sumlin, David Maxwell)and Jeff Salisbury (Albert King, Chuck Berry)

Instructor

Austin School of Music
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Austin, TX
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April 2002 to October 2010

http://www.austinschoolofmusic.com), Austin, TX 
Private instruction covering all aspects and techniques of contemporary guitar 
performance

Instructor

Austin School of Music
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Austin, TX
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June 2002 to 2007

http://rockcampaustin.com), Austin, TX 
Instruction in all aspects of group performance including: rehearsal techniques, group dynamics and teamwork, live performance techniques, song selection, writing and recording practices

Guest Instructor

Austin Jazz Project
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Austin, TX
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July 2005 to July 2005

http://www.austinjazzproject.com), Austin, TX 
Instruction in Jazz rhythm section techniques

Guest Instructor

Austin School of Music Summer Jazz Camp
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Austin, TX
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July 2003 to July 2003

Music Director

Deerfield Academy Summer Arts Camp
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Deerfield, MA
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June 2000 to August 2000

Summer 1998 Group performance, musical theater and private instruction

Education

M.M. in Composition

Texas State University -
San Marcos, TX

2008

Berklee College of Music -
Boston, MA

1997

Bachelor of Arts in English

University of Vermont -
Burlington, VT

1997