Administration | Office of Graduate Studies
Graduate Academic Advisor
office: MSM 120P
office phone: (713)743-3314
address: 120 School of Music Bldg, Houston, TX 77204-4017
Chris Foster brings a wealth of university administrative experience to the Office of Graduate Studies. Prior to joining the Moores School of Music as the academic advisor for graduate studies, Mr. Foster worked in the Office of Registration & Academic Records, the department of Student Communications & Marketing, and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. This breadth of experience in university policies and procedures greatly benefits the Moores School administration and its students. As a graduate of the Moores School of Music, he also brings an invaluable familiarity with the school and its students, faculty, & staff. In 2013, he was elected to the UH Staff Council for a three-year term representing the Division of Academic Affairs.
Mr. Foster hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Houston with a double major in music and communications (media policy). As an undergraduate, he was a student in the studios of Laszlo Varga and Mark Barton, and participated in ensembles under the direction of Franz Krager, Robert Mayes, David Bertman, and Tom Bennett. As a member of the Cougar Marching Band, he traveled to represent the university at the St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Dublin, Ireland, and as a member of the MSM Symphony, had the great pleasure to perform at the TMEA Clinic & Convention under the baton of John Rutter. Also, he served as the primary student conductor of Cougar Brass from 2001 to 2003. He was honored as the Outstanding Bandsperson in the Spirit of Houston for two consecutive years and earned The Baton Award from the national council of Tau Beta Sigma Band Sorority as the outstanding student leader of 2004. Additionally, he earned his athletic letter from the University of Houston for serving as an equipment manager in the UH Athletics Department.
Currently, Mr. Foster is an elected member of the national Executive Council of the Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association and is an executive board member of the Spirit of Houston Alumni Association, serving as Recording Secretary. Additionally, he hold memberships in the National Academic Advisors' Association, Univeristy of Houston Alumni Association, the "H" Association of former University of Houston Letterwinners, the Texas Music Educators' Association, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, and Kappa Kappa Psi Band Fraternity.
In addition to his UH degree, Mr. Foster hold an Associate of Arts degree from Lee College in Baytown, Texas, and is in his final semester of study in the Master of Arts program in Higher Education Administration at Sam Houston State University.