Nominated by Joel Zimbelman
Christopher Navarrete attended Shasta Community College before transferring to Chico State. Last spring, he earned his bachelor’s degree in music with options in music education, performance and Jazz studies.
He is an avid performer and his experience includes being the lead trumpet and jazz soloist in the CSU, Chico Jazz Express, the principal solo trumpet in the CSU, Chico Wind Ensemble and the Brass Choir. He is also the principal solo trumpet in the Western Division All-Collegiate Wind Ensemble. Chris expands on his musical interests in his extracurricular activities as well. He gives music clinics at Sequoia Middle School in Redding, and offers music therapy session for Chico area cancer patients at Enloe Hospital. Chris is currently pursuing a single subject teaching credential in music.