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Chris Thomas is an award-winning film composer
with numerous film and television credits. In
2013, his score for Grow Up, Tony Phillips
was voted best soundtrack at SXSW film and music
festivals. In 2011, Chris won Best Film &
TV Music at the eWorld Music Awards in
Hollywood, and the Gold Medal Prize from
the Park City Film Music Festival.
In 2010, Chris wrote music for the documentary,
Woman Rebel, which was short-listed for
an Academy Award and nominated for an
Emmy Award. In 2007, Chris was nominated
for Best Orchestrator at the Academy
of Film & TV Music Awards in Hollywood.
In television, Chris briefly orchestrated and
conducted (uncredited) on ABC's hit show LOST.
He has also composed special features music for
CSI:NY. Recently, Chris composed commercial
music for Samsung, Coca Cola, and Chevron.
In recent years, Chris has been in demand in
the theme park industry, now the resident composer
of the new Evermore Adventure Park. Since
founding Music for Haunts, he has composed
original soundtracks for the Los Angeles Haunted
Hayride, Ghost Ship, Killers
NYC, Manormortis (UK), & Chambers
of the Mausoleum.
In the concert world, Chris orchestrated and
arranged large works for the Los Angeles Philharmonic
and Master Chorale’s Easter Celebration
at the Hollywood Bowl. His own works have been
performed and recorded by the Hollywood Studio
Orchestra, Northwest Symphony Orchestra,
Rose City Chamber Orchestra, University
of Southern California Symphony, Angeles
String Quartet, Los Angeles Doctors Symphony
Orchestra, Fear No Music ensemble,
Willamette University Chamber Choir,
Oregon East Symphony, A-Sharp Youth
Symphony and various American festival ensembles.
He attended the University of Oregon (B. Mus.
in Music Composition and B. A. in Political Science)
and became involved with the Pacific Rim Balinese
and Javanese Gamelan ensembles. Chris left the
Northwest for the prestigious Scoring for
Motion Pictures and Television program at
University of Southern California's graduate school
where he connected with many of Hollywood’s A-list
composers and filmmakers.
Chris currently resides in Los Angeles with his
wife and two cats.
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