Degrees and Certifications:
B.M. Music Education, Arizona State University B.M. Music Theory & Composition, Arizona State University M.A. Band Directing, Sam Houston State University
Mr. Chris Coughlin
Mission Hills High School welcomed Assistant Director of Instrumental Music, Chris Coughlin, to the Mission Hills music team in 2016. Mr. Coughlin earned degrees in music education and composition from Arizona State University, where he served as drum major for the celebrated ASU Sun Devil Marching Band. He also holds a Master’s degree in Band Directing from the American Band College of Sam Houston State University. An accomplished trumpet player, Mr. Coughlin began his career in Phoenix, Arizona where he taught music and served as Arts Department Chair and Technology Liaison, initiating the district’s pilot program in music technology. He also performed with the Tempe Symphony Orchestra and Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble.