Christopher Scheer

Associate Professor of Music

Utah State University

Christopher Scheer holds a PhD from the University of Michigan in historical musicology. Before coming to Utah State University, he taught at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and the HarpArts Summer Retreat. A scholar of late nineteenth and early twentieth century British music, Scheer's dissertation considered the influence of British Imperial and Wagnerian cultures on the compositional development of Gustav Holst. He is currently working on a critical edition of Holst's Wagnerian music drama, Sita. His work has been published through Ashgate press and he has presented papers at regional, national, and international conferences. Always seeking performance opportunities to enliven his scholarly pursuits, Scheer continues to play English horn in orchestral and chamber settings, served as the founding director of the University of Michigan-Dearborn Arts Chorale, and oversaw productions of The Grand Duke, Ruddigore, and Princess Ida as music director of the prestigious University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society.