Christopher Jette

Art Discipline: 
Goleta, CA
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Aug 10, 2009 to Aug 21, 2009

Christopher Jette graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 1998 with a B.A. in violin performance and 2005 with a M.M. in music composition from the New England Conservatory. He began a Ph.D. in composition at UCSB in 2006 with a projected graduation in 2010. His compositions, both electronic and acoustic are concerned with the various roles of cognition in the perception of sound. An intuitive inquiry, composition serves as a venue for the exploration and consideration of issues and concerns important to the modern situation. Christopher won the 2007 Corwin Chamber Music Competition, the 2005 New England Conservatory Piano Departments Contemporary Music Competition and has been the recipient of various scholarships. Christopher participated in the Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz Austria in 2007. Christopher is active as both an educator, teaching assistant to Curtis Roads in the 2007-2008 academic year and as a concert organizer.