Christopher Tucker is currently a free-lance composer living in Denton, Texas. A graduate of the University of North Texas, he holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition. His principal composition teacher was Dr. Martin Mailman. During summer music programs, Christopher Tucker studied with composer Elliot Del Borgo and participated in a masterclass with Walter Hartley. Mr. Tucker has written for a diverse amount of mediums ranging from unaccompanied solos to orchestral works. As a clarinetist, Christopher Tucker has studied with Dr. John Scott and Dr. Edwin Riley. Mr. Tucker has had deep roots in the wind band medium performing for five years and recording a total of twenty-one CDs with the Grammy-nominated North Texas Wind Symphony under the direction of Eugene Corporon. As a copyist, he has worked with such notable composers as Joseph Klein, Daron Hagen, Ken Benshoof, and William Latham. Mr. Tucker is presently involved as music editor in the "Forgotten Songs of John Philip Sousa" project, which is a revival of Sousa’s vocal and chamber ensemble works. Carah’s Ballad "An Angel’s Song" is Christopher Tucker’s first composition for band and first publication with TRN Music Publisher, Inc.