Chris Guthrie is a Michigan native hailing from the Kalamazoo area. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance from Western Michigan University under the direction of Professor Judy Moonert. Recently he has taken the position of associate Director of Percussion at Kennesaw Mountain High School. As a performer he has performed with the Emmy and Tony award winning Broadway musical BLAST!, the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps, Great Lakes Percussion, and Western Michigan University. In addition to the marching arts Chris enters the concert world to perform with the Kalamazoo and South Bend Symphonies. As an educator and writer Chris has worked with many ensembles some include Genesis Percussion, Jenison HS and Stevensville Lakeshore. This is his second year with Northcoast Academy as a front ensemble technician.