With a MM in Clarinet Performance and MA in Philosophy of Art from the University at Buffalo, Christopher M. Culp brings a diverse perspective to performing classical, contemporary, and performance art works. He has worked with the Slee Sinfonietta, Color Field Ensemble, Babel: an experimental vocal ensemble, and Wooden Cities as well as independent chamber groups and solo performances. Currently, he is working on his PhD in Musicology at the University at Buffalo researching the Philosophy of Music, Metaphysics of Musical Theatre, the idea of ‘sincerity’ in Modernism/Postmodernism, and Queer Theory. His dissertation is on serial television musical episodes and the meaning of music as a metaphysical construct of German Idealism. He is also an avid educator, teaching lessons, masterclasses, and workshops at schools around the country and camps such as Appel Farm Arts and Music Camp. He is also adjunct professor at Trocaire College, Villa Maria College, University at Buffalo, and Professor of Clarinet at the Hartwick Summer Music Festival.