• Chris Simon is the Orchestra Director and teaches courses in Music Theory, Jazz Improvisation, and Honors Music Arranging He has taught in Council Rock at every level since 1988. Mr. Simon helped open Council Rock High School South as the music coordinator and he also teaches classes in Music Theory, Music Arranging, and Jazz Improvisation. Mr. Simon initiated the first Orchestra Festival in 2005 designed to promote full orchestras in our high schools. Orchestra performances at this festival are not only adjudicated, but awards are given out for best violin, viola, cello, bass, winds, brass, and percussion sections. He received both of his college degrees, Bachelor of Music in Education and Master of Music in Cello Performance, from Temple University in Philadelphia. His cello studies include lessons with Orlando Cole, Jeff Holm, Grammy Award winning chamber musician Jeffrey Solow and masterclasses with Janos Starker, Ralph Kirshbaum, the Audobon Quartet, and the Muir Quartet. Mr. Simon performs as a cellist with two professional orchestras: Delaware Valley Philharmonic Orchestra and the Newtown Chamber Orchestra and as a trombonist with several jazz groups. He has performed in many solo and chamber recitals with his wife, Lisa Simon, a pianist, and currently resides in Doylestown, Pennsylvania with Lisa and their three children.
    Contact Chris Simon at csimon@crsd.org