Manager, YAANY LinkedIn group
Artistic Director, Empire City Men’s Chorus
Vice President, Cooper & Cooper Real Estate
With a warmly engaging personality, Christopher Clowdus M.A.R. ’99, Mus.M. ’02 brings passion to all of his endeavors. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Christopher holds dual master’s degrees from Yale University in conducting and religion from the Divinity School and School of Music, respectively.
A skilled conductor and classically trained musician, Christopher has performed throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and currently directs the Empire City Men’s Chorus in Manhattan. As vice president of Cooper & Cooper Real Estate, Christopher serves the needs of NYC buyers, sellers, and renters. He is known for his “impeccable” communication as an advocate and negotiator.
Christopher started the LinkedIn group for Yale alumni in New York City in 2008, and it soon grew to enough members to attract the attention of YAANY, after which it became the “official” page. The YAANY LinkedIn group is maintained as an open forum that now has more than 1,000 members from a diverse cross section of backgrounds and disciplines. It will be an increasingly valuable networking tool as more and more Yalies join and start contributing content.
Each spring, Christopher gives talks on campus in New Haven for Undergraduate Career Services’ “Life After Yale” series, in which he guides soon-to-be alumni through the process of finding an apartment in New York, and introduces them to YAANY.
In his spare time, he may be found cooking, traveling, snowboarding, swimming, and caring for his dog S’bastian.
This post is the second in our new YAANY Profile series. We will feature organizations, annual events, and members that partner with YAANY to develop a strong and vibrant alumni community in NYC-metro area. Stay tuned to our homepage blog for more.