Chris Munce

Kansas City Missouri

Chris Munce

Kansas City Missouri

I love my family, friends, freedom, integrity and choral music. That's pretty much it. Chris Munce is an accomplished choral performer, conductor, educator, clinican and arts adminsitrator. As a performer he is a member of Kantorei of Kansas City, as well as the founder and Artistic Director. He has also performed with the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, and the Grammy Winning Kansas City Chorale. Chris was fortunate to be a part of the Chorale's Grammy Nominated album, "Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works," as well as Simon Carrington's "Juxtapositions." Most recently, Kantorei completed recording the Christmas Album "Sweet Was the Song," and is preparing to release an album on the Resonus Classics Label. Chris received a Bachelor's of Music Education and a Master's Degree in Choral Conducting from the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance. His graduate research focus was the performance practice of early Baroque choral singing in the French and Italian styles. Chris has studied with Eph Eely, Charles Robinson, Ryan Board, William Dehning, Peter Bagley and Jerry McCoy. He also served as adjunct faculty at the Conservatory teaching choral arranging, and at Blue River Community College as a professor of voice. Chris currently serves as the President of Conservatory's Alumni Board of Directors. Chris is now teaching at Lee's Summit High School as the Director of Choral Studies where his premier ensemble "Sounds of Summit" has recently performed at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC and on a Masterclass with the multiple Grammy Award winning vocal group Chanticleer. Chris is also Director of Music at Central United Methodist Church where he directs the Central Singers and leads the music program. He has been an active private voice instructor since 1999. Mr. Munce is married to Beth, a soprano and voice teacher. They live in Lee's Summit with their two children, Clara (7) and Colin (3).

  • Work
    • Kantorei of Kansas City
  • Education
    • Lee's Summit Senior High
    • Lee's Summit North High School
    • UMKC