Chris talks about his transition from high school to college and how it was necessary to go a college far away from home because he was guarding his “BIG SECRET!” He was accepted into the IU School of Music, a very prestigious and very reputable music conservatory. Being exposed to an international pool of exceptionally talented musicians and guarding his secret caused Chris to ‘curb his enthusiasm’ emotionally and develop a more intellectual approach to developing his career as a pianist/composer.