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Featured Instructor: Chris Uchibori, Redding, CA

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CHRIS UCHIBORI ~ MUSICIAN/EDUCATOR

40 YEARS OF SUCCESSFUL TEACHING EXPERIENCES

Gem of the North State 
5 TEACHER OF THE YEAR AWARDS:
Pacific Grove High School, 1982 (Pacific Grove, CA)
Texas State Teachers' Merit Pay 1985 (Amarillo, TX)
Vista School, 1992 (Red Bluff, CA)
Tehama County Finalist 1992 (Red Bluff, CA)
Jackson Heights School, 1998 (Red Bluff, CA)
 
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Pacific Grove High School Band, Orchestra and Jazz - 1973-83
Sam Houston Middle School Band, Orchestra and Jazz - 1983 - 85
Red Bluff Union School District Band Instructor 1985 - 2006
Brass Reed Music Store, Redding CA - Private Instructor 2002 - Present
Junction Elementary School District (K-8) 2006-2011
Music Max Music Store, Redding CA - Private Instructor - 2007-Present
Cottonwood Creek School Ukulele Instructor - 2011-Present
Sequoia Middle School Summer Music Camp Staff
Volunteer at Sequoia Music several days a week - 2011 - Present
Part time instructor at UCLA, CSU Jan Jose, Chico, San Francsico, St. Mary College, Pasadena College, Simpson University, Shata College, Anderson High School West Valley High School, Red Bluff High School, Foothill High School, Orland High School, Shasta High School, Corning High School, and many other fine schools in California and Hawaii.
YOU CAN TELL A GREAT INSTRUCTOR BY THE SUCCESS OF HIS/HER STUDENTS:
Many successful students have been selected into universities on full/partial scholarships to these outstanding music schools: Eastman School of Music, San Francisco, Conservatory, Fresno State, USC, UCLA, Monterey Jazz Festival, Next Generation Jazz Band, and Japan Tour, Stanford Jazz Residence Scholarship, UOP, U Arts Academy, Idywild School of Performing Arts, USC, UCLA, University of Texas, Dick Grove School of Music, Guitar Institute of Technology, Bass Institute of Technology, Drum Institute of Technology, Etc.
Past students selected: Monterey Jazz Festival -CA, All Star Jazz Band, Preformed and toured Japan with Clark Terry, San Francisco Youth Symphony, Oakland Youth Symphony, State Honor Bands First Chair Positions (CMEA/CBDA), Nor Cal Honor Bands and many have been selected to other outstanding schools to become music educators, performers, and college music professors.
EXPERIENCE
Monterey Jazz Festival High School All Star Band Coordinator and Woodwind Judge
Redding Symphony Orchestra, String Bass and Saxophone Soloist
Montery Youth Symphony Conductor
Monterey Symphony Saxophone Player
US Army Band Musician, Flute O2G, Saxophone OxLA
Red Bluff Master Works Chamber Orchestra - String Bass, Woodwinds
Special Concepts Vocal Jazz Ensemble - String Bass Accompanist
Straight Ahead Big Band - Woodwinds and String Bass
Tehama County Schools Literary Festival Clinician
Shasta County Schools Literary Festival Clinician
Shasta College Jazz Choir Accompanist, String Bass
Shasta County Schools Fine Arts Camp Director - Camp Latiez
Jury Big Band - Woodwinds and String Bass
The California Arts Project - Staff/Participant
Swing King Big Band and Combo - Woodwinds and String Bass
Sax Therapy Saxophone Quintet Woodwinds and String Bass
Russ Hicky Big Band and Small Band - Saxophone and Bass Player
Shasta College Jazz Community Band - Lead Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
Northern California Band Association, Parade, Field, Concert and Jazz Band Judge
Menc/CA Music Educators Association - Judge/Clinician
Black Sand Jazz Combo - Recordings and Gigs at Chucks Steak House, Waikiki, String Bass and Woodwinds
Sax Therapy - Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinate and St Bass
Bruce Calin and Chris Uchibori Contra Bass Duo - Performances at recitals, workshops, and Kurt Murioki Bass Master Class
Performer at: Pasadena Playhouse, Troubadour (Hollywood), Reno Jazz Festival, Santa Cruz Jazz Festival, Jazz Minds Honolulu, Etc..)
Performer with the Northern CA, Little Jazz Big Band: The Usual Suspects.

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