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Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp

Chris Sharp, Ph.D. is a professional composer, arranger and orchestrator currently living in Sanford, Florida. Educated at the University of Florida and the University of Miami, he has served the music field in a wide range of capacities. As a trombonist, Dr. Sharp worked as a full-time performing musician and band leader at Walt Disney World for eleven years. In addition, he has served as an arranger/orchestrator for the Disney parks worldwide since 1984, providing music for atmosphere groups, live shows, recording sessions and national television broadcasts. He also has written for numerous freelance clients including Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus, the Boston Pops, the Dallas Brass and several service bands including the famed USAF Airmen of Note.

Dr. Sharp is an active music educator, with experience teaching at the middle school, high school and college levels. He is currently serving as Director of Bands at Seminole State College in Sanford, FL where he conducts the instrumental ensembles and teaches music theory and humanities courses. Dr. Sharp has served as a clinician and guest conductor on numerous occasions, and has extensive experience as an adjudicator judging for several organizations including Bands of America and Drum Corps International. His compositions and arrangements for concert and jazz band have enjoyed widespread performances, including annual appearances at the Midwest Clinic. He has received the ASCAPlus award multiple times.

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Lullaby Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1070
Our Song Shall Rise Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1084
Flying Colors Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1103
Intermezzo from Georges Bizet’s opera CarmenConcert BandFJH Masterworks for Concert Band4B1142
Danse Antiqua Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1161
Largo from Symphony No. 9 Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1162
Walden Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1194
Nimrod Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1202
Juju Dance Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1212
Visions of Sugar Plums Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1220
Vision Quest Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1233
Windermere Overture Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1235
Vikings Victorious Concert March Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1245
Funtango Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1262
Purple Mountain Majesty America, The BeautifulConcert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1271
Showstoppin' Christmas, A Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1274
All-American, The Concert MarchConcert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1285
Hanukkah Highlights Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1309
Trumpets Rock! Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1318
Buccaneer Hornpipe Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1354
Stowaway on Santa's Sleigh, A Around the World on Christmas EveConcert BandFJH Concert Band3B1374
Spacious Firmament on High, The Adapted from The CreationConcert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1379
Mount Rockmore Concert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1382
Jammin' Caribbean Christmas, A Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1402
It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1408
Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer Concert BandFJH Young Band2B1435
Give My Regards to Broadway Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5-3B1445
Trombone Tiger Rag Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1459
Feliz Navidad Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5-3B1472
American Spectacular, An Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1486
Christmas Spectacular, A Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5-4B1510
Masters of the March Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1517
Hark! The Herald Angels Swing Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1562
Christmas Lights Concert BandFJH Concert Band4B1563
Danses Terpsichore Concert BandFJH Concert Band2B1565
Do You Hear What I Hear? Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1600
Cotton-Eyed Joe Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1610
Jing Jing Jingle Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5-3B1636
Sleeping Beauty Waltz String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6194
Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Jazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4044
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jazz EnsembleFJH Advanced Jazz Ensemble5JE4061
Just a Closer Walk with Thee Jazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4072
She Loves You Jazz EnsembleFJH Beginning Jazz Ensemble1JE4082
Jericho Jazz EnsembleFJH Developing Jazz Ensemble2JE4087
Warm-ups for Beginning Jazz Ensemble Jazz EnsembleFJH Beginning Jazz Ensemble1JE4091
Wade in the Water Jazz EnsembleFJH Beginning Jazz Ensemble1JE4097
Everything's Irie Jazz EnsembleFJH Developing Jazz Ensemble2JE4100
Mambo Jambo Jazz EnsembleFJH Developing Jazz Ensemble2.5JE4101
Morning Has Broken Jazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4106
How Sweet the Sound! Amazing GraceJazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4110
Remember When Jazz EnsembleFJH Developing Jazz Ensemble2JE4111
Warm-Ups for Developing Jazz Ensemble Jazz EnsembleFJH Developing Jazz Ensemble2-3JE4112
Q.C. Shuffle, The Jazz EnsembleFJH Developing Jazz Ensemble2.5JE4117
Frimmin' on the Jim-Jam Jazz EnsembleFJH Beginning Jazz Ensemble1.5JE4118
Greensleeves Jazz EnsembleFJH Beginning Jazz Ensemble1.5JE4120
What Were You Thinking? Jazz EnsembleFJH Developing Jazz Ensemble2.5JE4126
Scat Cat Jazz EnsembleFJH Developing Jazz Ensemble2JE4129
Salsa Caliente! Jazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4133
Check Your Swing Jazz EnsembleFJH Beginning Jazz Ensemble1.5JE4136
Angels We Have Rocked on High Jazz EnsembleFJH Advanced Jazz Ensemble5JE4156
Si Senor! Jazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4157
Curtain Up! Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1496