Christopher Charboneau '93Christopher portrait

Music Education
Madison Heights, MI

Chris retired from teaching music in 2019, after a 26-year career. He earned a bachelor of music education degree at NMU, studying both piano and percussion, and a master in the art of teaching degree from Marygrove College in 2005. Throughout his teaching career, Chris’ bands fared very well at festivals and competitions. Chris is included in the 1995, 2000, 2002 and 2004 editions of “Who’s Who among America’s Teachers,” which places him in the distinct group of less than 1% of America’s teachers to be nominated four times for this high honor. Chris is an accomplished pianist, percussionist, set drummer and vocalist who also enjoys sports. 

“I am honored to serve on the NMU Alumni Association Board of Directors. My experience at Northern as a student from 1987-93 was phenomenal! It will be a privilege to give back to NMU in this new capacity as a board member.”