Kris Zinkievich taught music in public schools for 36 years. He began his career in Newburgh, New York. He moved to Maryland in 1989 to pursue a masters in Music education at the University of Maryland. After graduate school Kris taught in the Baltimore County Public school system for three years before settling in Montgomery County. Over the span of his career, he has taught students at both the elementary and secondary levels. Kris began his barbershop journey in 2001 when he joined the Patapsco Valley Chapter. Since then, he has directed The Montgomery County and Germantown chapters and performed with the Alexandria Harmonizers. Kris is currently singing tenor with a seniors quartet called Silver Alert. His past quartets include 4 Madmen and Gentlemen’s Blend. As the director of the Heart of Maryland Chorus, Kris feels as if he has finally returned home.