Chris Roberts (percussion) was born in Laconia, NH and by the age of 7 had developed an interest in music and, more specifically, the percussion family of instruments. Early on, his interest lay with the snare drum, then grew to also include drum set, timpani, marching percussion, and keyboard instruments. Mr. Roberts earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from Plymouth State University, where he studied percussion with Tim Gilmore. While there, he also studied with Randy Hogancamp and John Floyd, and studied composition and arranging with Romeo Meloni and Rik Pfenninger. He has taught students of all ages at public schools in Vermont, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. Mr. Roberts has performed with the Tall Granite Big Band, Joy Spring Jazz, New Hampshire Pipes and Drums, Musicians of Wall Street, New England Wind Ensemble, New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, All New England Inter-Collegiate Band, and in various musicals throughout the United States. He is proud to be an Artifact Percussion artist.