Currently serving as Acting Bass Trombonist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Bassett has been the Bass Trombonist with the Jacksonville Symphony and the Santa Fe Opera since 2017. Winner of the Zellmer Trombone Competition (2017), ATW Solo Competition (2016), and the Edward Kleinhammer and ITA Trombone Quartet Competitions (2017), and a Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (2016) he has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony, Boston Pops, and the Indianapolis Symphony. Christopher can be heard on the Santa Fe Trombones’ debut album of trombone trios entitled “Tres Amigos” released in 2021. Passionate about working with students of all ages, his students have won leadership positions in NYO2 USA, All State Ensembles, and earn scholarships to study at top university music programs. Christopher studied with James Markey at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA, where he received his Bachelor of Music degree in 2016.