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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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Music for Concert Band

Grade 1

Funtango Largo from Symphony No. 9
The Spacious Firmament on High Vision Quest
Grade 1.5

Mount Rockmore Vikings Victorious
Windermere Overture
Grade 2

Danse Antiqua Danses Terpsichore
Do You Hear What I Hear? Feliz Navidad
Give My Regards to Broadway Grandma Got Run
Over By a Reindeer
Hanukkah Highlights A Jammin' Caribbean Christmas
Jing, Jing, Jingle Juju Dance
Nimrod Our Song Shall Rise
Purple Mountain Majesty Trumpets Rock!
Grade 3

The All-American An American Spectacular
Buccaneer Hornpipe A Christmas Spectacular 
Cotton-Eyed Joe Hark! The Herald Angels Swing
Lullaby Masters of the March 
A Showstoppin' Christmas A Stowaway on Santa's Sleigh
Trombone Tiger Rag Visions of Sugar Plums
Grade 4

Christmas Lights Flying Colors
Intermezzo It's the Most Wonderful
Time of the Year


Music for Jazz Ensemble


Grade 1

Check Your Swing Frimmin' on the Jim-Jam
Greensleeves She Loves You
Wade in the Water Warm-ups for Beginning Jazz Ensemble
Grade 2

Everything's Irie Jericho
Mambo Jambo The Q.C. Shuffle
Remember When Scat Cat
Warm-ups for Developing Jazz Ensemble What Were You Thinking?
Grade 3

How Sweet the Sound! Just a Closer Walk with Thee

Morning has Broken

Rockin' Around the
Christmas Tree
¡Salsa Caliente! Sí Señor!
Grade 5

Angels We Have Rocked
on High
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Music for String Orchestra

Grade 3

Sleeping Beauty Waltz


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