Dr. Christopher Sweeney, Department Chair
 
Dr. Christopher Sweeney
 
Dr. Christopher R. Sweeney, Assistant Professor of Music at the University  of Alaska Anchorage, was raised in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  He received a B.S. in Music Education and a B.S. in Music Therapy from Duquesne  University, an M.M. and a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University  of Miami.  He has taught elementary through high school band, choir and guitar in the McKinley County Public Schools, New Mexico, and the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Florida.  Prior to working at UAA, Dr. Sweeney served as Assistant Professor of Music at Limestone  College, Gaffney South Carolina, where he was the coordinator of the Music Education and Music, Jazz emphasis programs.  At Limestone he also served at the Head of Teacher Education.  In addition, Dr. Sweeney is an active clinician, adjudicating and rehearsing bands throughout New Mexico, Florida, North Carolina  and South Carolina.  His research interests are in helping musicians, especially at the beginning levels, make home practice more efficient.