CHRIS RAPIER received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and studied with Laura Klock and Ralph Pottle while attending. Chris studied with Richard Solis and Alan DeMatia after being accepted at Cleveland Institue of Music to work toward a masters degree in Performance. He is principal horn for Erie Philharmonic, Erie Chamber Orchestra, Erie Ballet, Erie Opera Theater, and Beamus Bay Pops Orchestra and with the Praise Team at his church on Sunday mornings. Chris has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, West Virginia Symphony, Opera Cleveland, Willoughby School of Fine Arts Woodwind Quintet, The Trinity Cathedral Brown Bag Lunch Series, Akron Symphony, and with the former Cleveland Ballet. Chris has also been recorded in a number of concerts with the Edinboro Woodwind Quintet (under the direction of David Sublette) and the West Virginia Symphony, which have been broadcast on National Public Radio. He has toured New England and performed on a live broadcast on Cleveland's Classical Radio Station WCLV with the Metropolitan Brass Quintet (from Cleveland, OH). Mr. Rapier also teaches French at the Fine Arts Association in Willoughby, Ohio as well as teaching privately. He enjoys playing weddings and Sunday mornings with his wife Melody, a harpist. Their daughter Joy also plays the harp, penny whistle, and bowed psaltery and is studying toward being a Paramedic. All three of them are involved with leadership rolls in three separate classes in the greater Cleveland area of Bible Study Fellowship International as we study Genesis this year.