About

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Christopher M. Moors is the Manager of The Music Shoppe & founder of The Music Shoppe Lesson Studios in Champaign.  He is well known throughout the Central Illinois area as a performer, teacher, composer, and local TV/radio personality.  In the central Illinois area he has performed with Danville Symphony (10 years), Champaign-Urbana Symphony, Sinfonia da Camera, Illinois Symphony, Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, Heartland Festival Orchestra, Prairie Ensemble, Candy Foster and the Shades of Blue, Tons O Fun Band, Sycamore Brass & his own jazz ensemble Cosmology.

His brass instructors include Dr. Paul Willwerth, Richard Illman, Dr. Mike Ewald, Ray Sasaki, and Dr. Thomas Wirtel.  Moors has over 20 years experience teaching students of all age levels throughout Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois.  He has a B.M.E. from Central Michigan University, a M.M. from Michigan State University, and served as graduate assistant at the University of Illinois.  

CD’s he appears on include: “Passages” in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois, “Sousa, El Capitan” by Sinfonia da Camera on the Zephyr label, and “Blue Shades” the music of Frank Ticheli by Michigan State University Wind Symphony.