Christopher M. Condon
American Saxophonist Chris Condon performs frequently as a soloist and chamber musician and is equally adept across the classical and jazz idioms. He has performed concerts throughout the United States and Canada as well as in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, the United Kingdom, and South Korea. While specializing in the music of J.S. Bach, Mr. Condon is also an enthusiastic proponent of contemporary and avant-garde music. He is a frequent university guest lecturer on music performance topics and has given multiple presentations for the World Saxophone Congress, the North American Saxophone Alliance, and the U.S. Navy Saxophone Symposium. He is also the founder and organizer of the NATO Saxophone Orchestra.
Mr. Condon's teachers have included Dr. Lawrence Gwozdz, Patrick Meighan, and Arno Bornkamp. While studying at the University of Southern Mississippi, he made his orchestral debut in 2002 as soloist with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, whose conductor Crafton Beck praised him as having "...the most beautiful tone I have ever heard on the instrument!" In 2005, Mr. Condon accepted a graduate teaching assistantship at Florida State University. A highlight of his study at Florida State was membership in the Equinox Saxophone Quartet who, in 2006, won 1st prize in the MTNA National Chamber Music Competition. In 2007, He continued his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam as a grant recipient from the HSP Huygens Foundation. In 2011, Mr. Condon enlisted in the U.S. Army Band program and has since served with the 282nd Band at Fort Jackson, SC, the 8th Army Band in Seoul, South Korea, and the U.S. Army in Europe Band & Chorus in Germany.