Christopher R. Kies

Phone: (603) 862-3245
Office: Music, Paul Creative Arts Center Rm M216, Durham, NH 03824
Christopher Kies


  • Ph.D., Composition, Brandeis University
  • M.F.A., Composition, Brandeis University
  • B.M., Piano and Organ, The New England Conservatory of Music

Research Interests

  • Piano
  • Theory/composition

Courses Taught

  • MUED 743: Materials,Methods Piano Music
  • MUSI 541: Piano
  • MUSI 571: Theory II
  • MUSI 572: Theory II
  • MUSI 741: Piano
  • MUSI 775: Composition
  • MUSI 777: Advanced Composition
  • MUSI 781: Analysis: Form and Structure
  • MUSI 782: Analysis: Form and Structure
  • MUSI 875: Composition

Selected Artistic Activities

Accompanied the UNH Concert Choir in their spring concert performance of the Brahms Liebeslieder Waltzes Vol. I (2018).

Performance of a work for two pianos by UNH exchange student, Louise Chartron (2018).

Accompanied UNH BA performance major, Erin Driscoll's, Senior Recital (2018).

Performed piano in a flute and piano recital at the Brookside Congregational Church in Manchester, NH (2018).

Performed piano on Faculty Trombone Professor, Nic Orovich's, Faculty Recital in the Bratton Hall (2018).

Performed three original arrangements of Brahms piano works for Violin and Piano on the UNH Composers Concert (2018).

Accompanied the Winter Concert of the Seacoast Choral Society (2018).

Accompanied the UNH Concert Choir in the annual Choral Gala in January (2018).

Performed as pianist with the Sospiri Trio (Janet Polk and Margaret Herlehy) for the UNH Double Reed Day (2018).

Two holiday season performances with the Portsmouth Symphony (2017).