Christopher Hernacki

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Doctor of Musical Arts
Performance; Trombone

A native of Los Angeles, Christopher Hernacki is an international award-winning freelance musician/educator and has served as the bass trombonist of the San Antonio Symphony, the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, and Symphony Silicon Valley. He has also performed with such notable groups as the San Francisco Symphony, the Bay Brass, the Utah Symphony, the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and the Detroit Jazz Festival Orchestra, among many others. As an educator, Mr. Hernacki is currently on the faculty of the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, as the Visiting Assistant Professor of Trombone, and the Idyllwild Arts Summer Music Festival, as one of the low brass instructors.

A huge nerd of music, video games, and video game music, Mr. Hernacki writes, performs, and records various arrangements of classic game music, some of which can be viewed on his YouTube channel. An advocate for the arts, Mr. Hernacki strives to be an agent of change, helping performers realize their utmost potential, connecting audiences of musicians and non-musicians alike, and elevating the music field as a whole so that it will always have a place to thrive for generations to come.