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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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TitleEnsembleSeriesGradeItemNew!
Lullaby Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1070 
Our Song Shall Rise Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1084 
Flying Colors Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1103 
Intermezzo (from Carmen)Concert BandFJH Symphonic 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 MarchConcert BandFJH Developing Band1.5B1245 
Funtango Concert BandFJH Beginning Band1B1262 
Purple Mountain Majesty (America, The Beautiful)Concert BandFJH Young Band2.5B1271 
Showstoppin' Christmas, A Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1274 
All-American, The (Concert March)Concert 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 Eve)Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1374 
Spacious Firmament on High, The (Adapted from The Creation)Concert 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 Symphonic 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 
Master of the March Concert BandFJH Concert Band3.5B1517 
Hark! The Herald Angels Swing Concert BandFJH Concert Band3B1562 
Christmas Lights Concert BandFJH Symphonic Band4B1563 
Danses Terpsichore Concert BandFJH Developing 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 
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 Grace)Jazz 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 
Sí Señor! Jazz EnsembleFJH Intermediate Jazz Ensemble3JE4157 
Sleeping Beauty Waltz String OrchestraFJH String Orchestra3ST6194