Saxophonist Christopher DeLouis is an avid soloist, chamber musician and educator based in Morgantown, West Virginia. With a passion for all styles of music ranging from traditional to contemporary, he has given concerts and clinics across North America, Croatia, Germany and China. He has been a featured soloist with the University of Rhode Island Symphony Orchestra, the West Virginia University Symphony Orchestra and is the saxophonist for the Johnstown Symphony Orchestra in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He has given masterclasses at Virginia Tech, the University of Nebraska Kearney and the University of Nebraska Omaha. As a proponent of new music and the collaboration between composer and performer, he has commissioned and premiered numerous new works for the saxophone.
He has frequently appeared at the United States Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium, as well as the Annual New England Saxophone Symposium, the Bowling Green State University New Music Festival, the University of Nebraska Kearney New Music Festival, the World Saxophone Congress, the Asia Saxophone Congress and the Internationales Musikinstitut Darmstadt. He has won prizes in the Douglas Wayland Chamber Music Competition and the MTNA Chamber Music Competition as well as being a semifinalist in the Plowman National Chamber Music Competition.
Christopher is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree on a University Provost Fellowship at West Virginia University. He holds a Master's Degree (2017) from Bowling Green State University and a Bachelor's Degree (2015) in both Music Education and Saxophone Performance with Summa Cum Laude honors from the University of Rhode Island. His primary teachers include Michael Ibrahim, John Sampen and Jared Sims.