Christopher Bronson is proud to be in his first year as an Associate Director at Akins High School. A Dallas native, Mr. Bronson is an alumnus of Souther Methodist University with a B.M. in Music Education. While at SMU, Mr. Bronson maintained a Meadows Artistic Scholarship and studied conducting with Dr. Jack Delaney. Under the direction of Delaney and Dr. Paul Phillips, he played in numerous performances of the Meadows Wind Ensemble, Meadows Symphony Orchestra, and Meadows Opera Orchestra.
Mr. Bronson's primary instrument is clarinet. His principal teacher was Paul Garner of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. In this relationship of five years, Garner was higly influential in Mr. Bronson's development as an overall musician as well as a clarinetist. In the Fall of 2005, while spending a semester in France, Mr. Bronson studied clarinet with Philippe Cuper of the Paris Opera Orchestra.
Prior to joining the Akins Band Staff, Mr. Bronson was an Associate Band Director at Berkner High School in Richardson. His responsibilities included directing Concert Band I, teaching sixth-grade band classes at elementary campuses, and assisting with the Berkner Marching Band and other performing ensembles. As a performer, Mr. Bronson stays active on flute, clarinet, and saxophone.