Christopher Chun is a Korean-American composer from Houston, Texas. He is currently a junior studying composition and film scoring at Berklee College of Music in Boston. With a love for cinema, he found a passion for music at an early age, and has since written for ballet, films, and concert music. He is under the mentorship of Greg Glancey and film/television composer Corey Allen Jackson.
Christopher began his musical journey with the piano at the age of seven. By the first year of middle school, he would also start the clarinet. Continuing through his middle school and high school years, where he would later go under the instruction of Yoojin Lee (Houston Opera pianist, Doctorate in music). With his studies, he was able to expand his knowledge in music and began to perform at events and competitions such as TMEA (Texas Music Educator Association), UIL state solo and ensemble, Taylor Playmaker's Production of "Seussical", and "Oklahoma!"
Christopher would later go under the mentorship of Rice alumni composer Aubrey Tucker, and attend AFA (American Festival for the Arts) as a student in the composition department, under the mentorship of Aaron Alon, Richard Ford, Mark Buller, and Charles Halka. During his time in AFA, he would complete his first ballet piece (Pre-Meditated), in collaboration with choreographer Levi Teachout at the Houston Ballet Academy. The ballet piece was later preformed by New York's North/South Consonance Ensemble, and Berklee's Contemporary Ensemble.
He matriculated at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. He would continue his pursuit and passion for composition at the school. Since then, Christopher has worked as a freelance composer and scored three short films, as well as 5 concert works (variety of ensemble sizes) at his current time at Berklee.