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 Feature Article in the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette


Christopher Moors is a performer, teacher, and composer who plays frequently in the Champaign area.  He is also known from his frequent appearances on CI Living and as Manager of The Music Shoppe.

Coming from the strong music state of Michigan, he grew up in Alpena, MI, has a B.M.E. from Central Michigan, and a Master’s in Performance from Michigan State.

In the late 90s, he came to town as a T. A. at U of I while working with Mike Ewald & Ray Sasaki on trumpet and Tom Wirtel (Shab) on jazz and composition.

With roots in the classical, he has performed with many of the orchestras in the area including Danville Symphony (10 years), C-U Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, Prairie Ensemble, and B.A.C.H.

In the years 2000-2006 Moors lived in Minneapolis, freelancing and teaching in a variety of capacities.  During this time, he wrote over 100 songs with additional writings and art.

Coming back to Champaign in 2006, Chris was so happy to return that he wrote a song that just may yet become the combined city’s song, A Town Like Champaign-Urbana.

Chris has also been seen in town playing with the Candy Foster band and the band of brothers in the Tons O Fun Band.  Now he is fronting his own band Cosmology – a combination of jazz & rock.