博士。 C.J. Kocher是南达科他大学萨克斯管和爵士乐研究的副教授，自1999年以来就教授。Kocher，作为表演者和教育者，在古典和爵士乐萨克斯管中具有广泛的背景。
作为一个古典萨克斯管家，他与南达科他州交响乐团，Sioux City Symphony，科罗拉多音乐节和其他人进行了。他是Kocher Duo的成员与他的妻子Stephanie，专门从事长笛和萨克斯管的文学。他还与Semper Saxophone四重奏进行，最近发布了C C CD CD的CD。 Kocher在世界萨克斯管大会和其他北美萨克斯管联盟活动中首先是新作品。
As a jazz performer, he regularly plays with his own quartet, the South Dakota Jazz Orchestra, the USD Faculty Jazz Quintet, and others. He has also played with Frank Mantooth, Steve Wiest, Denis DiBlasio, Al Jarreau, Mercedes Ellington, the Temptations, Wayne Newton, the Les Brown Orchestra, and the Jimmy Dorsey Big Band. Kocher completed the Doctor of Arts degree in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Northern Colorado and also holds degrees from Wichita State University (M.M., Saxophone Performance) and Washburn University (B.M., 音乐 Education & Saxophone Performance). He has studied the saxophone and jazz with top performers and educators such as Roger Greenberg, Eugene Rousseau, Jean Lansing, Ken Ticknor, Gene Aitken, Chuck Tumlinson, Tom Fowler, and Dan Haerle. C.J. performed at the 2012 World Saxophone Congress with Roger Neumann., where they premiered Roger’s new work Monktasia for flute, alto sax, tenor sax, and piano.