Chris Teichler


  • DM, Composition, Northwestern University
  • MM, Composition,¬†Northwestern University
  • BM, Composition, Wheaton College

Professional Background

  • Associate Professor, Director of Instrumental Music, Tabor College (current)
  • Associate Professor of Music Theory and Composition, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Adjunct Professor of Musicianship, DePaul University
  • Adjunct Professor of Music, Trinity International University
  • Guest Lecturer in Music, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music

Recognitions and Awards

  • Young Composer Mentor Project Participant, 2006, National Band Association
  • Third Place, WFMT 50th Anniversary Composition Contest, 2001
  • Outstanding Recognition Award, 1998, Elmhurst College Jazz Festival

Courses Taught

  • Symphonic Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Conducting
  • World Music
  • Music Theory I through IV


  • Teichler, R. Christopher (2014). “To Absent Friends.” For Concert Band, Alfred Music
  • Teichler, R. Christopher (2015). “A Farewell.” For Concert Band, BRS Music
  • Teichler, R. Christopher (2009). “Promenade” for Orchestra. BRS Music
  • Teichler, R. Christopher (2011) “Cancion de la Noche” for Concert Band, BRS Music
  • Teichler, R. Christopher (2021) “Gateway Overture” for Concert Band, Alfred Music
  • Choral Works published by Kjos Music, Lorenz Music and Chorister’s Guild


  • Teichler, R.C. (June 2013). “Building Your Composing Chops: Practical Tips and Suggestions”
  • Teichler, R.C. (July 2013) “Building Your Composing Chops: Practical Tips and Suggestions.” Texas Music Teachers Association. Dallas, Texas
  • Teichler, R.C. (March 2016). “Presentation of New Choral Music Compositions, The Baptist Church Music Conference.”
  • Teichler, R.C. (October 2022). “Think on These Things: Faith, Art and the Artist.” John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark.

Professional Service

  • Wheat State League Honor Band Clinician and Conductor, 2022


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