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Chris has proven to be a multi-talented artist, but the classroom certainly holds a very special place in his heart. He started shaping his career as an educator while a student at Berklee College of Music, where he tutored other students on music theory from 1998 to 2000. After graduating as a Composer, he was hired by Berklee and from 2000 to 2009, he taught Production (utilizing tools such as Logic, Garage Band, Reason, Digital Performer) and Notation Software (mastering the usage of sibelius and finale.) 

Chris earned his masters in Theoretical Studies from New England Conservatory (NEC) in 2002 and moved to Brazil in 2009, where he managed his own business and consulted Music Schools. After returning to the U.S. on a permanent basis in 2013, Chris continued to compose and share his knowledge and passion for education as speaker in International Music Festivals, where he taught compositional processes. 

In 2019, Chris was accepted into UF's Doctoral Program in Composition, where he studied with Dr. Richards, Dr. Sain, and Dr. Lee., and declared a cognate in Music Business and Entrepreneurship, where he studied with Dr. Jose Ruiz.

At the University of Florida, Chris started teaching Music Theory and Music Technology as a GA., later becoming Instructor of Record for Intro to Music Technology, Digital Musicianship & Production, and Music Production in Commercial Media. Chris has contributed his skills to the Music Business and Entrepreneurship Dept. by redesigning the syllabi of the Music Technology (renamed Digital Musicianship and Production) and Music Production in Commercial Media. 

Chris Shelton

My Students

"I believe that education is the only truly transformational force in society."

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