ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Kris Monson

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Name: Kris Monson
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 3:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Newman Black Box
Presentation Title: The Role of the Bass in Bossa Nova
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? No
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Pedagogy, Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility (IDEA), Improvisation, Jazz - unaccompanied

Kris Monson is a bassist and composer based in New York City. Kris has had the honor of performing in ensembles led by many of the top musicians in the international jazz and contemporary music scenes, including Marc Cary, Vince Mendoza, Lalah Hathaway, Jim McNeely, Tyshawn Sorey, John D’earth, and Ari Hoenig, and at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, Smalls Jazz Club, and Blues Alley. 

Kris completed a double major in systems engineering and music at the University of Virginia and a MM at the Manhattan School of Music, studying under the tutelage of Buster Williams, Harvie S, Orin O’Brien, and David Grossman.  Kris is currently a DMA candidate at the New England Conservatory. 

A passionate music educator, Kris has taught at the Manhattan School of Music Pre-College Division and has given guest lessons and lectures at schools and universities around the country. As a researcher / composer, Kris has presented his “Suite for Charlottesville” at the 2021 DSU International Conference on the Blues, presented his research at the 2022 Jazz Education Network (JEN) Annual Conference, and has upcoming presentations scheduled for the 2023 and 2025 College Music Society (CMS) International Conferences. 

Program (if available): Not Provided