Chris Frye

Music Theory / Composition / Music Technology
233 Center for Fine Arts


Christopher Frye, Theory/Composition professor and coordinator of the Theory program at UW-La Crosse, received degrees in composition from Capital University and The College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati where his principal teachers were Scott Huston and Jonathon Kramer. His music has been performed throughout the United States and in Europe by ensembles such as the Milwaukee Symphony, The Karlovy Vary Women's Chorus, The Cincinnati Choral Society, The Music Fix of Madison and at national and regional festivals sponsored by organizations like The Society of Composers Inc., The American Composers Forum, Cincinnati Composer’s Guild, Wisconsin Alliance for Composers, Cleveland Composer’s Guild, Memphis State University New Music Festival and The Wisconsin Music Teachers Association. His compositions have won several prizes including most recently the 1998 International Choral Composition Contest of the Festival of Choral Arts in Jihlava, Czech Republic. He has received grants from the University of Wisconsin Foundation, the UW-L College of Arts Letters and Sciences and the University Research and Grants Committee. His music is published by Hal Leonard, Alliance Publications and Conners Publications. Mr. Frye was a founding member of the Cincinnati Composer’s Guild and is currently the president of the Wisconsin Alliance for Composers.

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