Dr. Chris Costigan
Director of Jazz Studies and Music Technology
Dr. Chris Costigan proudly serves as the Director of Jazz Studies and Music Technology at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia. He earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Valdosta State University, and the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in Saxophone Performance from The University of Georgia. His dissertation entitled “The Development of the Rhythm and Blues Saxophone Style: An Analytical and Performance Based Study” contains historically significant R&B saxophone transcriptions with historical and theoretical annotations. Prior to his appointment at Brookwood, he served as the Director of Instrumental Studies at Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia. Additionally, Dr. Costigan has taught music/band at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He is a member of the National Association for Music Education, Georgia Music Educators Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, and Pi Kappa Lambda (UGA Chapter).
Dr. Costigan is active as a clinician and performer. He has appeared on numerous jazz and pop recordings and maintains a regular performance schedule. Recent performances include the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, the Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia, the Georgia Theatre in Athens, Georgia and numerous private engagements throughout the southeast. Recent studio credits include recordings for the Dallas, Texas based Deathray Davies, Matt Fink of Prince and The Revolution, Jim White, Casper and the Cookies, Band of Horses, Notar and collaborations with producers John Keane, Dave Barbee, and Bill Doss. Recent live credits include performances with Drivin’ N’ Cryin’, Col. Bruce Hampton, the REM Tribute with Cindy Wilson, and with members of Widespread Panic.
Dr. Costigan has two beautiful daughters, Brooke and Kate.