Born in West Point, New York in 1989, Chris Lamb began moving – from New York to Kansas to Panama and Korea. Mr. Lamb experienced a great deal of world culture before settling in Fairfax, Virginia. Once in Virginia, he began to study piano and trombone simultaneously. He began formal composition lessons under Christopher Johnson at the Fairfax High School Academy for Communication Arts. From there, Mr. Lamb attended Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, where he studied under Christopher Cook. Mr. Lamb received his bachelor of music in theory and composition from CNU and his masters from the University of North Texas. At UNT Mr. Lamb has studied under Christopher Moore, Joelle Wallach, William Coble, and Joseph Klein. Mr. Lamb studied privately with renowned composer Scott McAllister during his time in Texas. Mr. Lamb received a doctorate of musical arts at Arizona State University where he studied under Jody Rockmaker, James DeMars, and Rodney Rogers.
Mr. Lamb’s music has been performed throughout the United States. His three-act opera David and Glass premiered at the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News, Virginia on March 11th, 2011.
In addition to scholastic studies, Mr. Lamb has studied with composers Kenneth Fuchs, Adolphus Hailstork, Judith Shatin, Wolfgang Seierl, Larry Alan Smith, Lawrence Dillon, Michael White, Jennifer Barker, and Thomas Miller. Mr. Lamb received second place in the 2005 Reflections Composition Competition for the Fairfax District and was one of six composers selected to participate in the 2010 Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and one of twelve composers selected for the 2013 Brevard Summer Music Institute.