Faculty Spotlight: Christopher Eagles

Meet Christopher Eagles

Degrees and Experience
  • M.M., (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
  • B.M., (Acadia University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Christopher Eagles is a percussionist based out of Boulder Colorado. He holds a music degree from Acadia University (B.M.) which he completed under Mark Adam, and a master's degree which he completed under the tutelage of Morris Palter at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

He specializes in contemporary percussion music, both in a chamber and solo setting. He has appeared as a guest artist with chamber groups such as The Chamber Cartel (Atlanta), The Nebula Ensemble (Denver), and the Acadia Faculty Improv Group (Nova Scotia).

An active commissioner of new work, Eagles has commissioned both solo and chamber works by composers such as Emerson Eads (Alaska), Lucas Oikle (Japan), Brian Topp (New Brunswick) Donald Stewart (Seattle) and most recently from Derek Charke (Nova Scotia).

His chamber group, the Midnight Sun 2, is currently commissioning works for what will be a full CD of works for flute and percussion, set to be recorded in early 2018. Eagles' wife Kathryn Hendrickson is his counterpart in that group. He now teaches percussion and drumline at Colorado Christian University.

Prior to moving to the USA, Eagles lived on the east coast of Canada where he studied and performed extensively as a classical percussionist as well as a Jazz and Rock drum kit player. In addition to this he spent two summers as a member of the Band of the Ceremonial Guard, one of Canada’s premier military bands.

Eagles was also an elite hockey player earning him a position on Team New Brunswick at the Canada Games in Whitehorse, Northwest Territories in 2007 and in 2008 he was selected by the Rimouski Oceanic in the Quebec Major Junior League entry draft.