CEO, Inspire Arts & Music
Christopher received his BA in music, with honors, from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where he studied tuba with the legendary George N. Parks. He performed in all of the University ensembles under the Direction of Malcolm W. Rowell.
Christopher went on to become the Director of Bands and Orchestra at Norwood High School in Massachusetts. His numerous ensembles, from Mustang Marching Band to his Wind Ensemble and Orchestra, routinely achieved Superior ratings and evaluations. Over a span of four years the Symphonic Band, Orchestra and Wind Ensemble performed at Boston Symphony Hall, Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, and Mechanics Hall in Worcester. He also served as the Co-Director of the Norwood Jazz Ensemble, along Paul M. Alberta. The already decorated Jazz Ensemble continued to pioneer new music and received numerous awards at the State, Regional and National level, including gold medal ratings at every regional and state competition, along with national recognition as the most outstanding ensemble in Branson, Missouri in 2001. Christopher was an active brass educator in Drum Corps International working with the Boston Crusaders, Phantom Regiment and Carolina Crown.
Following his teaching tenure, Christopher earned is J.D, with honors, from New England School of Law in Boston in 2006 and was sworn to the bar. He worked as a prosecutor in the Essex County District Attorney’s office where he was awarded the “heavy hitter” award in 2008 for his performance in the jury trial arena. He ultimately established a private practice and joined the Inspire Arts & Music Board of Directors in 2013.
In 2015, Christopher became the full time COO and Executive Director of Inspire Arts & Music and the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps. Inspire is a not-for-profit organization whose programs seek to develop and ‘inspire’ young adults via both scholastic and non-scholastic activities. The vehicle we use to do this is a portfolio of performing arts programs, including Great East Music Festivals, and our mission is to help them develop and demonstrate the qualities needed to achieve excellence in both their program and their personal lives.
Christopher is still an active performer, clinician, and conductor. He resides in Reading, MA with his wife Darlene and three children: Owen, Addeline, and Nolan.
Co-Director, Great East Music Festivals
Ansley Frachiseur is a 2019 graduate of the University of Alabama, where she earned her degree in Music Administration with a minor in General Business. She most recently served as Assistant Manager of Development Events for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, assisting with all administrative aspects of fundraising events for BSO, Tanglewood, and the Boston Pops. Previously, Ansley was the Individual Giving Manager for the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in Birmingham, Alabama. Ansley also spent a brief time teaching 6th-12th grade band at North Bay Haven Charter Academy in Panama City, Florida. In college, she participated in all athletic and concert band ensembles, and completed her degree internship with the University of Alabama Million Dollar Band. She is an alumni of Sigma Alpha Iota, enjoys playing her flute, and spends her free time painting.
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Co-Director, Great East Music Festivals
Alain Camous is a multifaceted professional with a diverse career that has traversed business analysis, education, and leadership. Armed with a BM in Music Education and a MBA from Florida International University’s College of Business, Alain is excited to combine his background in music, education, and business. Most recently, Alain served as a Senior Trade Analyst at DB Schenker, a global transportation and logistics provider. Previously, Alain served as a middle school math teacher for the Broward County Public Schools where he spearheaded technology enhancements for the district by securing a $1.6 million grant. Alain is an experienced music educator, active trumpet player, and an alumnus of the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, Velocity Indoor Percussion, and the FIU music ensembles.
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Logistics Specialist, Inspire Arts & Music
Jack has been the Logistics Specialist for the Inspire Arts & Music programs since 2018, specializing in tour directing and arts operations. Jack spends his summers on the road with the Boston Crusaders as Tour Director where he manages daily operations of the traveling performing arts organization as it applies to performances, rehearsals, and travel. Jack extends his operations experience to Great East Music Festivals throughout the winter and spring to ensure a smooth scheduling and performance experience for all participants.
Jack is originally from New Jersey where he served as Operation Manager for the Raiders Drum and Bugle Corps. Jack is an experienced arts administrator having served a variety of marching organizations across the East Coast and is a former percussionist and drum major.
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