Beginning percussion studies at the age of ten, Christian Lyman has been the member of several award winning ensembles. He has performed in venues such Boston’s Symphony Hall, The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and multiple halls at Lincoln Center in NY. He was a member of a small combo at Foxboro High School winning the Charles Mingus High School Competition in 2010 and was a member of the Foxboro High School Jazz Ensemble competing in the finals of the prestigious ‘Essentially Ellington’ High School Jazz competition in 2007, 2009 and 2010 (3rd place), under the direction of Stephen C. Massey. In 2012, his quartet was chosen as a finalist in the Next Generation Monterey Jazz Festival.
He has studied jazz, drums, and classical percussion with Donald Albro, Ed Sorrentino, Jared Seabrook, Ali Jackson, and Neal Smith, Ralph Peterson and Rodney Green. For five years he attended the South Shore Conservatory Summer Music program, studying with Malcolm Rowell, Fred Harris, and Jeff Galindo. He has played with musicians such as Wynton Marsalis, Vincent Gardner, Erica Von Kleist, and Sean Jones.
Now a senior at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Christian plays in several jazz combo groups in the Boston Area, most notably Pure Bliss and The Christian Lyman Quartet.
He has worked as an intern with the Vic Firth Corporation in the Education and Artist Relations departments.
Christian maintains and active playing schedule in the greater Boston area as well as well as an active teaching schedule privately and in the towns of Randolph and Foxboro MA.