Chris Bearer is currently the Director of Music at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in Houston, TX. He received his Bachelor of Music from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Sacred Music from the University of St. Thomas in Houston. At UT, he studied conducting with Dr. Suzanne Pence. At UST, he studied conducting with Dr. John Yarrington and organ with Dr. Jeong-Suk Bae. He
has taught music to all grade levels in public and parochial school settings. Throughout his career as Director of Music in various parishes he has conducted parish choirs in several major works for choir and orchestra including Dubois’ The Seven Last Words of Christ, Rutter’s Requiem, and Faure’s Requiem. He has offered many classes on basic music theory and seminars on the renewal of authentic Sacred Music in the Catholic Church. He is a composer of Sacred Music and has been published with St. James Music Press. Several of his works were commissioned by churches and schools around the country, including the Cathedral School of St. Mary in Austin, TX. He loves to talk about music and liturgy so much that he even used to host a weekly radio program in College Station, TX to do just that! He lives in Spring, TX with his family.