Christopher Render:
Eb Alto Horn

Adjudicator, clinician, and guest conductor, Christopher B. Render currently serves as the Director of Bands & Orchestra at Richwoods High School and the Associate Director at Rolling Acres Middle School in the Peoria 150 School District, Peoria, Illinois. Prior to Peoria 150, Mr. Render served at Metamora Township High School. Some of his duties included conductor of the Metamora Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble, World Drumming, Guitar and Athletic Bands. Mr. Render also served as the Director of Red Devil Bands at Eureka College in Eureka, IL and taught as Associate Director of Bands at Eisenhower High School in Houston, TX (Aldine ISD). He is a member of various music organizations including serving as the current Jazz Division President Elect of the Illinois Music Educator Association. He has also served as the ILMEA District 3 Jazz Representative and the ILMEA District 3 Senior Band Representative. Over the past 20 years, Mr. Render has been a music educator, clinician and adjudicator for various ensembles and organizations including (ACSI) American Christian Schools International.

Born in Detroit, MI and raised in Houston, TX, Christopher Render received his Bachelors in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University, in Nacogdoches, TX. As a graduate student at Illinois State University, Christopher received a Masters of Music Performance degree in Wind Band Conducting and Horn under Director of Bands, Dr. Stephen K. Steele and Horn professor, Dr. Joe Neisler.

Chris Render has performed with ensembles such as the Houston Symphonic Band, the Orchestra of the Pines, the Scott Joplin Chamber Orchestra, Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra, the Peoria Symphony, the Prairie Wind Ensemble, the 33rd Volunteer Regiment Band and the Brass Band of Central Illinois (Alto Horn). He also maintains a dedicated role in his church worship team at Community Bible Fellowship in El Paso, IL.

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