Welcome, Chris McCuddy! He is the Capitolaires new director effective on September 19, 2017.
Chris was born in Sacramento and grew up in Shingle Springs and Placerville. He currently lives in Folsom..Chris graduated from El Dorado High School in 2015 and is currently pursuing two Bachelor of Music Degrees, one in Music Education and one in Keyboard performance at CSUS.
Chris works as a Sales Manager and Maintainer of Band Instruments at Kline music store in South Sacrameno, where he works with the customers and cleans band instruments. His hobbies include playing classical music, singing barbershop and tennis..Chris sings baritone in his quartet.. He has also sung choral music and vocal jazz. “I can play and teach pretty much all band instruments.” Chris plans to be a school teacher.
“I started my barbershop career in high school when my Band Director introduced me to the hobby in the Placerville chapter. I soon joined and continued there for a while.Then dual members of Placer- ville introduced me to VoCal and I have been there ever since. I have been to each type of convention so far, District in 2016 (Riverside), Division and International both in 2017 (Sacramento and Las Vegas respectively). I competed with VoCal in all three and also directed Placerville Chapter in contest at the division competition this year. I have also been to Harmony University in the Next Generation Chorus, and also performed with VoCal the same week, and my elective class was conducting with Rob Mance, the Central Standard Director.”