Christopher Adler
Summer Ethnomusicology Intensive Masterclass Teacher

Christopher Adler, Ph.D., is a composer, performer and improviser. His music draws upon over a decade of research into the traditional musics of Thailand and Laos. He is a foremost performer of new and traditional music for the khaen, a free-reed mouth organ from Laos and Northeast Thailand. As director of composition for the Nief-Norf Summer Festival, pianist for the Nief-Norf Project and the ensemble NOISE, as well as the co-founder of the soundON Festival of Modern Music, Adler is active in commissioning and performing new works. He also performs and records as an improviser on piano in many ensembles.

Explore Other Degrees

Graduate study and training in choral, orchestral, or wind conducting
The study of global musical traditions through performance training, research, and field work
Global Jazz Studies
Jazz performance and musicianship courses are paired with African American Studies
Music Composition
Mentorship in the creation and realization of music for concerts, opera, and visual media
Music Education
Preparation for music educators leading to a BA and teaching credential in just four years
Music Industry
A leadership-focused professional degree which prepares students to transform the creative, entrepreneurial, and executive structures of the music industry
The scholarly study of the histories, cultures, and critical interpretations of music and music-making
Music Performance
Study and training towards professional performance careers in Western classical music