Chris Leverenz earned the Bachelor of Music degree in Double Bass Performance from Southern Illinois University. He has earned the Master of Music degree and has completed his coursework for the Doctor in Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Chris has been an active freelancer in both Illinois and the Cincinnati region, performing in a variety of musical organizations including jazz and bluegrass bands as well as symphony orchestras. He is currently a freelance musician in the Hampton Roads region, where he maintains a private studio, teaches at Christopher Newport University, and performs with The Virginia Symphony and his traditional jazz group, 504 Supreme.