Dr. Christopher Vivio is the Adjunct Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Illinois State University, a Master of Music in Tuba Performance degree from Penn State University and a Doctor of the Musical Arts degree from of the University of Memphis. Vivio’s teachers include Dave Zerkel, Jeff Graves, Sharon Huff, Michael Forbes, Velvet Brown, John Mueller and Charles Schulz.
Dr. Vivio is an active performer presenting recitals, master classes and lectures around the United States and Europe. Dr. Vivio is also a member of the Belmont Brass Quintet, and has subbed with the Memphis Brass Quintet, Memphis Symphony, Prague Symphony, and was the principal tubist of the Altoona Symphony from 2003-2005. He has performed solo recitals at the Northeast, Midwest, Southeast, and Mid-South Tuba and Euphonium Regional Conferences. As a researcher and pedagogue, he has given lecture recitals at the Washington D.C Army Band Tuba-Euphonium Workshop, and the International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Linz, Austria.