Christopher Adkins joined the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 1987 and serves as the DSO’s principal cellist and Fannie & Stephen S. Kahn Chair. The Dallas Morning News praised Adkins’ performance in a review of a recent DSO concert, saying “The Haydn was a special treat, showing off four of the orchestra’s finest musicians. Violinist Nathan Olson, cellist Christopher Adkins, oboist Erin Hannigan and bassoonist Wilfred Roberts played nimbly and elegantly.” Adkins received his musical training at the University of North Texas and at Yale University. During his tenure at Yale, Adkins held the position of principal cellist with the New Haven Symphony. He has also held positions with the Milwaukee and Denver symphonies. Adkins joined the SMU Meadows music faculty in 1988 and teaches repertoire and studio classes to undergraduate and graduate cello students.