Christopher Koroshetz is a professional drummer, percussionist, and steel pan player who has performed in a multitude of diverse musical settings. Since moving to Portland, Oregon in 2014 he has gone on to perform and/or record with such artists as the funk-reggae band Cosmic Rose, singer-songwriters Andy Goncalves and Will Stafford, and guitarist-composer Dan Cosley. He is currently a member of the Portland Wind Symphony. Prior to his move to Oregon he resided in Virginia Beach, Virginia and performed with the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Wind Symphony, Tidewater Winds, Symphonicity (Virginia Beach symphony orchestra), and numerous musicians in Virginia and North Carolina.
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.
Chris has a strong interest in the use of music for physical, mental, and spiritual wellness and is currently a music therapy student at Marylhurst University in Portland.