4561 Hidden Ridge Dr.
                             Hudsonville, Michigan 49...
Educational Ministry and Music Leadership
Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon
1987 - 1991 Music staff ...
Hark Up Entertainment (HUE) (formerly FH arts Productions)
1996 – current. Founder and Director. Specializing in providing...
worship and other intimate settings.

2000 - 2006 The Fair Haven Celtic Group
         Consisting of Violin, Flute/Piccol...
providing, "Willow Creek" style sketches for regular Sunday services.

Instrumental & Composition Experiences Profile

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  1. 1. CHRIS R. HANSEN 4561 Hidden Ridge Dr. Hudsonville, Michigan 49426 home (616) 662- 4024 cell (616) 481- 2499 Birth date: 5-13-57 Spouse: Nancy Lou; Medical Technologist (1-6-57) Marriage: 12-28-85 Sons: Nathan Christopher (12-15-89) Geoffrey Michael (9-23-92) Education Seminary: Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland Oregon 1984-1987; Masters of Arts in Church Music College: Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo Michigan 1975-1980, B. A. Music Education Major: Instrumental Education Minors: Applied Trumpet and Music Theory (with studies in Vocal Music and Piano) High School: Greenville High School, Greenville, Michigan 1971-1975 Recent Ministry Experience and Leadership Hark Up Music, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2006 – current – Executive Director – A non-profit worship and arts ministry whose goals include: 1) Using creative avenues and programs of music and other artistic venues in bringing the gospel message of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to the community. 2) Offering opportunities for entire families to be involved in these avenues and programs because of its inter-generational approach. 3) Involving and mentoring youth for the purpose of training them as the future worship and church music leadership of tomorrow. 4) Creating exciting God honoring musical and artistic events. Responsibilities include directing the Hark Up Horns of Power, directing various praise band configurations for events and services in churches and the community, and artistic director of WCSG’s Hark Up, a high energy community Christmas outreach event involving from 250- 400 people. Free-lance music arranger, composer, programmer, and church consultant 1990-current This work includes arranging musical works churches and civic groups as well as producing and recording commercial projects. See Hark Up Productions listed below. Clients, projects and churches include: Adoption Associates; Corey Emerson of Story Telling Pictures; Faith Church, Indiana; Glen Bulthuis; Greenville High School; Gun Lake Chapel; Keith and Kristine Getty (through Parkside Church); Kentwood Community Church; Music arrangements for clients in Singapore, Norway, Sweden, Austrailia, Africa,; Parkside Church (Alistair Begg – senior pastor); Praise Charts 1999-2003 (staff arranger); Rescue 1 Fire Saftey; Sandy Pines; Sound Post Studios; South Baptist Church of Lansing; SoZo Productions; Spring Lake Wesleyan Church; Sunset Association and many, many more. Fair Haven Ministries, Hudsonville, Michigan 1994 – 2006 –Pastor of Worship and Arts A congregation affiliated with the Reformed Church of American currently with an average service attendance of between 1200–2800 with a peak in attendance of 2800 from 2000-2001. Responsibilities include leading corporate worship services, serving on the MLT (Ministry Leadership Team), Pastoring, equipping and leading 125-200 participants in the worship and arts ministry. Calvary Undenominational Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan 1994 – 2003 again from 2004-2006 Saturday Night Music Director (concurrently with the Ministry at Fair Haven) A 4000+ member congregation which sponsored a seeker ministry call Saturday Night Live under the leadership of Ed Dobson and Rob Bell with attendances of between 200-1200 from 1994-2005. Responsibilities include coordinating musicians, directing the music for the services, arranging and charting secular music and worship music for the programs which included styles from rock, blues, funk, and jazz.
  2. 2. Educational Ministry and Music Leadership Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, Portland, Oregon 1987 - 1991 Music staff and instructor assistant to Dr. Gordon Borror and the music department. Responsibilities included teaching classes on music theory, history, arranging, composition, contemporary, harmony, MIDI (computers and music), worship and the dramatic arts. Also served on the leadership team and clinician of Maximum Music Seminars; yearly seminars which attracted music and worship leaders. Music arranger for Heirborn, a men's chorale and special events coordinator. Also served on a contract basis from 1993 -1994 as an arranger and coordinator of some music events. Multnomah School of the Bible & Music, Portland, Oregon 1989 - 1991 Adjunct Music Faculty responsible for teaching music courses in theory and aural comprehension Warner Pacific College, Portland, Oregon 1989 - 1990 Music educator responsible for mentoring, teaching and directing student music group Other Ministry and Music Leadership Cornerstone University 2007 – 2008. Adjunct faculty Hark Up! 1999 - current - A cutting edge contemporary Christmas ticketed out reach of Fair Haven Ministries Creative and Artistic Director Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts 1997 – current. Serving as the coordinator of religious and gospel music presentations for the yearly three day event. One Voice Productions (The Singing Christmas Tree), Portland, Oregon 1992 - 1995 Staff Music Arranger and Assistant for productions A Para church organization which presents four community musical events; the largest being a 450 voice singing Christmas tree. Responsibilities include arranging original music for the choir and orchestra; assisting the musicians union with contracting, instrumentalists, preparing orchestral library, and general assistance with the production team. Freelance Music Recording Producer 1991-1994 Producing numerous full length CD recordings as well as commercial projects throughout the greater Portland Oregon area. Mountain Park Church, Lake Oswego, Oregon 1991 - 1992 Pastor of Worship and Arts Sunset Presbyterian Church, Portland , Oregon 1989 - 1991 Minister of Worship, Music and the Arts West Hills Covenant Church, Portland, Oregon 1985 - 1989 Minister of Worship and the Arts (part time) Countryside Community Church, Portland, Oregon 1994 Interim Worship Pastor (Church Plant) St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon 1993 Interim Organist/Pianist Multnomah School of the Bible, Portland, Oregon 1989 - 1991 Adjunct Music Faculty Lion's Light Productions, Portland, Oregon 1989 -1992 Founder and Artistic Director
  3. 3. Hark Up Entertainment (HUE) (formerly FH arts Productions) 1996 – current. Founder and Director. Specializing in providing unique musical expressions for various cooperate, civic and commercial events. Clients have included: US Woodworkers Association; Celebration of America, Muskegon Michigan; Hope College; Grand Rapids Community College; Lowell Show Boat; Grand Rapids Bar Association; Holland American Wafer Company; Pine Rest Christian Hospital; Gordon Foods; Prince Corporation (Elsa Prince); Huizenga Capital, Chicago Ill.; Crystal Cathedral, Garden Groove CA; Reformed Church of America; Consumers Power Company; City of Zeeland Michigan; City of Cadillac Michigan, Christian Reformed Church World Relief; City of Walker Michigan; Day of the Young Child, Zeeland Michigan; Maranatha Bible Conference; Lescoa Corporation, (Tom and Joyce Wisner) Grand Rapids Michigan; Michigan Special Olympics; Otsego Club of Gaylord Michigan, Egypt Valley Country Club of Ada Michigan; Alticor & Quixtar (Amway); Butterball Turkey; Sandy Pines Resort; Crystal Catherdal, California, Calvary Church, City of Hudsonville Michigan, and Gemmen’s Hardware. Recent books read or currently reading A Hunger for God – John Piper A Hunger for the Holy – Calvin Miller A New Way to Be Human – Charlie Peacock The Air I Breathe – Louie Giglio The Art of Possibility – Rosamund Stone & Benjamin Zander The Big Moo – Edited by Seth Godin Explaining Worship – Jack Hayford Good to Great Monograph for the Nonprofit sector – Jim Collins New Way to Be Human – Charlie Peacock Orbiting the Giant Hairball – By Gordon MacKenzie Rising Above – Wayne Cordeiro Think Like Jesus – George Barna The Way of the Wild Heart – John Eldredge Winning on Purpose - John E. Kaiser, Thomas G Bandy, William Easum Books that have challenged me A Hunger for the Holy – Calvin Miller The Practice for the Presence of God – Brother Lawrence The St. Andrews Seven – Stuart Piggin and John Roxborogh Think Like Jesus – George Barna Worship – Rediscovering the Missing Jewel – Ronald Allen & Gordon Borror Revolution – By George Barna The Barbarian Way – by Erwin Raphael McManus Visioneering – Andy Stanley Music Groups Directing 1994 - present The Hark Up Down Home Horns Consisting of Clarinet, Trumpet, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Bari Sax, Piano, Bass and Drums - Presenting traditional worship style in the form of gospel songs and hymns in a fresh vibrant style. This group plays for Bill Gaither on occassions 1995 - present Hark Up Horns of Power or Hark Up Horns Consisting of 3-4 Trumpets, 3-4 Trombones, 4-5 Saxes, Piano, Hammond Organ, Guitar, 1-2 Percussion - A festive celebration ensemble leading worship and praise of both older hymns and contemporary choruses. 1995 - present Hark Up Brass Choir – Majesty Brass Consisting of between 25 and 35 brass instrumentalist performing acc music to worship services. Anything from Gabrelli to Salvation Army stylings would be used. 1996 - 2006 The Fair Haven Wood Wind Praise Team Consisting of Bassoon, Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet, Oboe, Horn, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, and Drums and Percussion - Providing a reflecting musical setting for intimate worship. For use with communion and prayer services. 1996 - 2006 The Fair Haven Family Orchestra A "come one, come all" musical expression allowing anyone from junior high age to retired a chance to play in a worship service. This group plays 2-3 times per year. 1999 - present The Hark Up Jazz Quintet Consisting of Tenor/Alto Sax, Piano, Bass, Guitar, Drums. Providing simple musical backgrounds for
  4. 4. worship and other intimate settings. 2000 - 2006 The Fair Haven Celtic Group Consisting of Violin, Flute/Piccolo (or tin whistle), Clarinet, Tenor/Alto Sax, Piano, Hammond Organ, Bass, Guitar, Drums and 1-2 Percussion - Providing an mix of reflective and celebratory musical styles of worship. Used with contemporary choruses and some early hymnic literature. 2001 - present Hark Up’s Mr. Bill's Amazing Dixieland Fun Band Consisting of Clarinet, Trombone, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Banjo, Drums and Tuba - A mobile music team that presents character education and music educations to elementary school systems both secular and Christian in the form of 40 min. assemblies. Presenting the gospel if and when possible. 1996 - present The Rapid City Swing (formerly The Grand River Big Band) Consisting of 3-4 Trumpets, 3-4 Trombones, 4-5 Saxes, Piano, Guitar, and Vocal Soloist - Created to fulfill the many opportunities Christian musicians were asked to play music festivals, and other secular events. Providing primarily instrumental secular music from the big band era (1940 - 1960). 2002 – present – The IGEN Band – An intergenerational praise band – This praise band concept involves on a rotation basis about 50 instrumentalists and singers from high school on up. The band includes a rhythm section and can use added brass, hand bells, strings, etc. Adults musicians are encouraged and coached to mentor younger players not only in music proficiency but in their role as a worship participant. Dramatic and Theatrical Experience Since childhood, Chris has always managed to be involved with the dramatic arts. Throughout high school and college he became absorbed in Community Theater and for the first two years of college he was a double major in both music and drama. It was also at this time that for three consecutive years he received grants to compose music for three original children's musicals. Either as an actor or director Chris has been involved in such works as Peter Pan, Oklahoma, Fiddler on the Roof, Cactus Flower, Please Don't Drink the Water, The Real Inspector Hound, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, Godspell and many others. As a faculty member at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary one of his responsibilities was to teach a class on the dramatic arts. Each year this group presented works including a full staged production of Mendelssohn's Elijah, a touring production of El Shaddai, The Race is On, and Elijah. As a teacher for the class his duties included teaching everything from basic acting, directing, make up and set building skills, to how to produce an event. As a church worship and arts director, Chris brought unique dramatic expressions to the church community including leadership involvement in three Renaissance Christmas Celebrations; event theater in the form of Warm Water Illinois; composed and/or arranged music for two original musicals; On We Trek (which in 1995 won a CITA citation for best original musical) and Pressing On (based on the book of Philippians); and directed a touring cast of If the Armor Fits Wear It! (Based on the book of Ephesians, chapter 6). In 1989 Chris began what was to become known as "Lion's Light Productions." Seeing a need in the Greater Portland Oregon community for dramatic artists and churches to network together, LLP was born. Using a bank of some 60 actors, directors and technical personnel LLP provided opportunities to local churches by supplying sketch teams, workshops, creative consultations and organized teams for specified dramatic services or events. LLP has been also under contract with a few local churches
  5. 5. providing, "Willow Creek" style sketches for regular Sunday services. Instrumental & Composition Experiences Profile Maybe it was the fact that his father owned a successful music store or that both his parents were involved in the music of the community, but for what ever reason Chris Hansen knew at a very early age that music was to occupy a large part of his life. He began playing the ukulele at age 6 then began work on the piano, then violin and finale ending up on the trumpet which became his main instrument through out high school and college where he occupied the principle trumpet position with the Western Michigan University Orchestra and Concert Band and performed as trumpet soloist with the Bronco Marching Band. Chris's pursuits in vocal music landed him a position with "Gold Company", Western's premier vocal jazz ensemble. It was here that he first began to hone his talents in composing and arranging. Gold Company provided him with the opportunity to arrange much of the orchestrations the group used in their larger concerts and tours. During the early years of college the Lord began to take a hold of his life and direct his talents of music towards the ministry. He began by playing trumpet with a local Youth For Christ music team. From 1978 to 1984 he directed that team as well as the local YFC high school team. During his tenure, the music teams were singing as much as 80 concerts per year including local and national tours and a tour to France in 1984. In 1984 Chris made his move to Portland Oregon to attend Western Conservative Baptist Seminary. During this time he studied arranging and composition with Dr. Dennis Esselstrom. He also spent much time with and studied with Dr. Dennis Plies, a music professor of jazz studies at Warner Pacific College, Frank Diliberto, Associate Conductor and principle bassist with the Oregon Symphony, Ted Nichols, former arranger with Hanna-Barbera and Jim Boehner, president of One Voice Productions and director of the Portland Singing Christmas Tree. Chris' composing and arranging credits include works done for; The Oregon Symphony, The Lutheran church of America, CSI Christian Schools International, U. S. Bank Corp., Alticore, Quixtar, Youth For Christ, Western Seminary of Portland Oregon, One Voice Productions, Musicon Studios Inc., and Warner Pacific College. Between 1993 - 1995 Chris produced six full length recording projects for both Christian and Secular Artists. Chris has arranged music for Pat Robertson's 70th birthday party in Washington DC, for Concerts with Andrea Crouch, Billy Gilman, Charlotte Church in Washington DC and Corey Emerson in Grand Rapids Michigan. He has arranged music for the Oregon Children’s Chorus and Youth Choir performance at Carnegie Hall, New York; “The Strayaways” a musical premier at Concordia College. Calvary Church’s syndicated TV show theme; Korean Christian music artist Sang Woo Kim; and four CD recording projects for Fair Haven Ministries. Chris also continues to do custom projects for numerous schools and churches and until recently was an arranger for