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Christopher Bakriges

Chris Bakriges
Title: 
Visiting Lecturer
Department: 
Office: 
Tower 511
Education: 
2001 - Ph.D. in Musicology/Ethnomusicology; 1995 - York University; 1995 -M.A. in World Music/Musicology, Wesleyan University; 1985 - M.A. in International Politics and Economics; University of Detroit; 1980 - B.A. Honors College, University of Detroit
Professional Experience: 

Selected Lectures and Performances

  • 2017 - Performer/Discussant, "The October Revolution in Jazz," Ars Nova, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2017 - Performance, Jazz for the Journey Festival, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
  • 2017 - Performance, Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, Stowe, VT
  • 2017 - Artistic Director, Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Jazz Concert Series, Historic Memorial Hall, Wilmington, VT
  • 2017 - Performance, Kerrytown House Concert, Ann Arbor, VT
  • 2017 - Artist Talk/Performance, "Teaching the Eye to Hear: The Matisse Jazz Project," Pontiac Public Library, Pontiac, MI
  • 2017 - Artist Talk/Performance, "Teaching the Eye to Hear: The Matisse Jazz Project," Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, MI
  • 2017 - Artist Talk/Performance, "Teaching the Eye to Hear: The Matisse Jazz Project," Howland Arts Center, Beacon, NY
  • 2017 - Artist Talk/Performance, "Teaching the Eye to Hear: The Matisse Jazz Project," Bing Arts Center, Springfield, MA
  • 2017 - "I Dream a World: Jazz Village in Music, Art, and Dance," Elms College, Chicopee, MA 
  • 2016 - Performer/Artist Residency, Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL
  • 2016 - Artist Talk/Performance, Timucua Arts Foundation, Orlando, FL
  • 2016 - Artist Talk/Performance, Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
  • 2016 - Improvisation as the Language of the Soul, Jazz for the Journey: An Ecumenical Symposium Revitalizing Worship & Ministry. Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis, MO
  • 2016 - Improvising Matisse, Saint Francis University, John F. Kennedy Auditorium, Loretto, PA
  • 2016 - Artist Talk/Performance, Lively Arts Series, Cogswell Hall, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

  • 2014 - A Musician in the Night World, In Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's Journey into Day, Phil Cousineau (Anthology). Berkeley, CA: Viva Editions
  • 2011 - Interdisciplinary Projects in Secondary Education: Bite Sized Applications of Transferable Knowledge, Co-authored with Dr. Ann-Marie White, Marie Clark-Derouault, and Naomi Lindenfeld. The Putney School Counseling Office Interdisciplinary Humanities Primer
  • 2007 - Cultural Dispersion, Cultural Creation: African American Jazz Musicians in Europe from Bechet to Braxton, In Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe, ed. Neil Wynn. University Press of Mississippi
  • 2006 - Not Thinking in Jazz: Musical & Extramusical Methods & Materials in the Work of Contemporary African American Artists, In Reassessing the Modern, Modernity and Modernism. New York School of Visual Arts, PDF format
  • 2005 - This Music is Climate Controlled: Critical Reaction to Post War Jazz, In The Source: Challenging Jazz Criticism. U.K.: Leeds College of Music Journal, No. 2.
  • 2004 - African American Avant-Gardism and Nes Jazz Criticism. In Jazz Research Proceedings Yearbook Vol. 24. International Assoc. of Jazz Educators, Manhattan, KS
  • 2003 - Musical Transculturation: From African American Avant-Garde Jazz to European Creative Improvisation, 1962-1981 In Jazz Planet: Transnational Studies of the ‘Sound of Surprise,’ ed. E. Taylor Atkins. University Press of Mississippi

Organizations

  • Broadcast Music, Incorporated (BMI) 
  • Chamber Music America (CMA)    
  • International Society of Improvised Music (ISIM) 
  • Jazz Education Network (JEN)     
  • International Jazz Federation (IJF) 
  • Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) 
  • Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) 
  • National Education Association (NEA) 
  • Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) 

Recognitions

  • 2017 - Faculty Professional Development Funding to Philadelphia, PA, Elms College
  • 2014 - Blazer Choice Leadership Award, Elms College
  • 2013 - Outstanding Service Award, Elms College
  • 2012 - Faculty Bursary to Ellsworth, ME; Elms College
  • 2012 - Faculty Bursary to New York, NY, 2011 and to Rowe, MA; Putney School
  • 2010 - Faculty Bursary to Milton Keynes, United Kingdom; Elms College
  • 2010 - Faculty Bursary to Monmouth, New Jersey; Elms College
  • 2010 - Arts/Humanities-Academic Affairs Award to U of Colorado, Boulder, CO; Elms College
  • 2009-11 - Calvin Grant, Artist-In-Residence for Mid-South UCC Conference, St. Louis, MO

Connect: bakriges.com