Chris Durham


Chris Durham

Chris Durham began violin study at age 4-1/2 in the first United States Suzuki class under the tutelage of Dr. John D. Kendall. Other teachers include David Cerone, Ronald Gorevic, George Moradian, Frederyk Sadowski and Robert Vernon.

Chris attended the National Music Camp at Interlochen, the St. Louis Conservatory of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music. He was a member of the St. Louis Municipal Theatre (MUNY) orchestra from 1977-1989 and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra from 1979-1991.

Durham's work as an activist began in Columbus in 1980. He served for many years as chairman of the orchestra committee and Vice-President of Local 103. In 1984 he was elected to the first Executive Board of ROPA. From 1991-1994 he was the Secretary and then Secretary-Treasurer of Local 2-197 (St. Louis MO.). Durham has served with all the directors of the Symphonic Services Division of the American Federation of Musicians since 1989. during this time he also was Trustee of Local 11-637 (Louisville KY.)

Discussion Panels with Chris Durham:

Negotiations
04/17/06 - 04/21/06