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Musician Bio:
San Francisco Bay Area based musician, teacher, and scholar Chris Trinidad has fallen into the place where everything is music. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, his relationship with music grew through his exploration of the bass guitar, the drum set, voice, songwriting, and choral conducting. Chris's formal education includes undergraduate training in Jazz Studies and Secondary Education, and graduate work in the fields of Philosophy and Sociology of Music Education, Theological and Liturgical Studies, and the Educational Philosophy and Spiritual Vision of John Baptist de La Salle. All of these seemingly disparate disciplines and interests help to inform the music that he makes. He has discerned that the core purpose of his work is to accompany and encourage people to pursue their calling. He currently divides his time between freelance music making with various groups and artists, trying to develop high school students into compassionate human beings, and working on defeating his addiction to improvising excessively in the saddest of all keys ... D minor. For more information, visit his website at www.christrinidad.com.

Teaching Bio:
Chris Trinidad is humbled and honoured to join the founding leadership team of Cristo Rey De La Salle. He has discerned that the core purpose of his work is to accompany and encourage people to pursue their vocation through a transformative education. Chris began his teaching career in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he was born and raised. He became a San Francisco Bay Area transplant ten years ago and subsequently served as a Lasallian educator and partner-in-mission in various capacities at De La Salle High School in Concord and at Saint Mary’s College High School in Berkeley. Chris’s eclectic formal education includes work in Jazz Studies (Capilano University) and Music Education (University of British Columbia), Theology and Liturgical Studies (Jesuit School of Theology of Santa Clara University), and Educational Leadership (California State University East Bay). In addition to his work in education, Chris is a freelance live performance multi-instrumentalist and studio musician who collaborates with multiple Bay Area artists. Finally, Chris is a lifelong Vancouver Canucks hockey fan who will never be found cheering for the San Jose Sharks!

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