Kris Chesky, Director of Education and Research
Kris Chesky (b. 1958 in Holyoke, Mass.) holds degrees from Berklee College of Music (B.M. 1983), and the University of North Texas (M.M.E., 1988; Ph.D. 1992). As co-founder and Director of Education and Research for the Texas Center of Music & Medicine, he holds a unique joint faculty position within the UNT College of Music and the UNTHSC Department of Medicine in Fort Worth. Dr Chesky currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Performing Arts Medical Association, the Scientific Review Board for the Medical Problems of Performing Artists Journal, and the Editorial Review Board for International Trumpet Guild Journal.
In addition to teaching graduate courses on music and medicine within the UNT College of Music and being an active professional trumpet player, Dr. Chesky's conducts research related to the medical problems of musicians and on applications of music in medicine. Dr. Chesky holds a U.S. patent for the development of music vibration technology and has conducted research studies within hospitals and university-based research settings. He has received research grants and has published numerous scientific research articles in both music and medicine journals and books, including a recent chapter in The New Handbook of Research on Music Teaching and Learning (Oxford Press, 2002). He had lectured and presented workshops in Canada, England, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Scotland, and throughout the US.
Dr. Chesky is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Health Promotion in Schools of Music project.
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