Christopher Koroshetz is a professional drummer, percussionist, and steel pan player who has performed in a multitude of diverse musical settings. A short list of groups and organizations with whom he has performed include the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Wind Symphony, Tidewater Winds, Symphonicity (Virginia Beach symphony orchestra), Dave Cynar (country), Skylark (jazz), Tropical Steel (steel drum/world music), Tom Netherton (Lawrence Welk show), and Fast Forward (top 40). Additionally he played percussion for the Virginia Musical Theater productions of “Cats” and “Oklahoma” as well as The New Theater of Chesapeake productions of “Songs For a New World” and “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”.
A former active duty musician for the U.S. Navy, Chris has traveled the world performing with the U.S. Navy Steel Band, Sixth Fleet Band of Naples, Italy, and Seventh Fleet Band of Yokosuka, Japan.
Chris is also an active educator. During his time with the U.S. Navy he was on staff at the Armed Forces School of Music where he was head of the percussion department. He was also the percussion instructor for the Hampton Roads Performing Arts Academy in Norfolk, VA. Here he taught private lessons in percussion and presented percussion master classes to middle- and high-school students. Chris received his Master’s in Music Education from Old Dominion University in 2008.
Chris has also studied composition and arranging, having composed or arranged works for full orchestra, wind ensemble, jazz ensemble, and steel band. He recently composed, arranged, recorded, and produced a CD of instrumental progressive rock and fusion pieces entitled “Soundspace Vol. 1”. This recording is available on CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon.