Christopher C. Lanz
Dr. Lanz leads the Early music Ensemble and teaches conducting and string music education classes. Additionally he maintains the harpsichords and continuo organ and teaches conducting and string music education classes. Previously Dr. Lanz was Orchestra Director and String Division Head at the University of Texas at Arlington, and he has led youth orchestras, opera productions, new and early music organizations, and other university and professional orchestras. His degrees are from Stanford University and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and his main teachers were Gerhard Samuel and Andor Toth. Dr. Lanz is an active instrumentalist, and has performed as trombonist with the Northern Symphonic Winds and Early Music Ensemble, as violist with the Crane Symphony, and as recorder soloist with the Chamber Orchestra. He has conducted honors orchestras around New York, has taken the Crane orchestras on three tours, and has acquired a loyal group of conducting and early music disciples.