Chris Van Hof

Chris Van Hof

Assistant Professor of Music Performance (Trombone)

Phone:765-285-5424

Room:MI 205


A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, Chris Van Hof is the newly-appointed Assistant Professor of Trombone at Ball State University. Chris leads an active and varied career as a performer in all styles on the trombone and euphonium; a teacher and clinician in brass, chamber music, and jazz; and a writer and arranger of music for ensembles from trombone choir to symphony orchestra. He has recently performed solo recitals and given master classes in California, Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Colorado. He is currently the auxilliary/extra trombonist with the Fort Collins Symphony (CO) and the Cheyenne Symphony (WY) and has been a substitute performer with the orchestras of Madison, WI, Rochester, NY, and Southwest Fla. as well as the acclaimed Boulder Brass in Colo. He recorded two albums with the funk band the Po Boys Brass Band that also included many of his original compositions. He co-founded the Emerald Brass Quintet and still performs with that group throughout the United States. He has played in big bands backing up Johnny Mathis, Slide Hampton, Stefon Harris, Clay Aiken, and Frank Sinatra, Jr. He was principal trombonist on the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s 2008 recording collaboration with the Canadian Brass called Manhattan Music. He has performed as a chamber musician throughout Europe at venues in Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and Finland. From 2008-2011, he was the Afternoon Drive-Time host of the all-classical-music radio station WXXI Classical 91.5 in Rochester, N.Y. And he has been an associate producer for recordings by artists including flutist Michelle Stanley, tubist Stephanie Frye, euphoniumist Matthew Mireles, and the Madison, Wis.-based Isthmus Brass. Chris has previously taught trombone at Colorado State University, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, and Nazareth College (Rochester, NY). He is proud to be an endorsed Performing Artist for Boston-based S.E. Shires Custom Brass Instruments as well as Castle Rock, Colorado-based Facet Mutes.


Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Major Study 200 13 0000 - 0000
Major Study 200 13 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 200 13A 0000 - 0000
Major Study 200 13A 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 200 13B 0000 - 0000
Major Study 200 13B 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 200 13C 0000 - 0000
Major Study 200 13C 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 201 13 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 201 13 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 201 13A 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 201 13A 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 201 13B 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 201 13B 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 201 13C 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 201 13C 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Secondary Study 202 13 0000 - 0000
Secondary Study 202 13A 0000 - 0000
Minor Study 203 13 0000 - 0000
Minor Study 203 13 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Minor Study 203 13A 0000 - 0000
Minor Study 203 13A 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Junior Recital 397 13 0000 - 0000
Major Study 400 13 0000 - 0000
Major Study 400 13 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 400 13A 0000 - 0000
Major Study 400 13A 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 400 13B 0000 - 0000
Major Study 400 13B 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Major Study 400 13C 0000 - 0000
Major Study 400 13C 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 401 13 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 401 13 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 401 13A 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 401 13A 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 401 13B 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 401 13B 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Principal Study 401 13C 0000 - 0000
Principal Study 401 13C 1200 - 1350 M MI, room 104
Small Ensemble (Bras 431 13 0000 - 0000
Small Ensemble (Bras 431 13A 0000 - 0000
Senior Recital 498 13 0000 - 0000
Major Study 600 13A 0000 - 0000
Elective Study 620 13A 0000 - 0000
Primary Area Study 700 13A 0000 - 0000