Christopher Biggs is a composer and multimedia artist residing in Kalamazoo, MI, where he serves as the Assistant Professor of Digital Composition at Western Michigan University. Chris' recent work focuses on the integration of live instruments with digital audio and video. Chris’ work has been presented across the United States and Europe, as well as in Latin America and Asia. His music is regularly performed on conferences, festivals, and recitals.
Chris received the 2008 Missouri Music Teacher’s Association composer of the year, the 2009 SEMAUS/ASCAP first place award, and the 2011 Truman State/Macro Composers Competition award and commission. His first music release, Metatexts, is available through major online music retailers.
Chris is a co-founder and board member of the Kansas City Electronic Music and Arts Alliance (KcEMA). Along with Mauricio Salguero, Chris forms part of a clarinet and electronic music duo called electro<>acústico.
Chris has received degrees from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (D.M.A.), the University of Arizona (M.M
), and American University (B.A.). He has studied music composition with James Mobberley, Paul Rudy, Chen Yi, Zhou Long, Joao Pedro Oliveira, Dan Asia, and Craig Walsh.