Composer, orchestrator, engraver, conductor, and educator, Christopher Coughlin is an active member of the contemporary music community. Having been hailed as “engaging,” “dramatic,” “epic,” and occasionally “truly odd,” his music is best characterized by an extreme attentiveness to melodic contour and emotional depth. Perhaps more importantly, Mr. Coughlin’s work in music for film and stage productions has given him a unique perspective on the importance of “art music” in modern culture – an awareness that, along with his compositional voice, has led to frequent and numerous commissions.
Chris earned his MM in Composition from The Boston Conservatory in 2010 where he studied primarily with Andy Vores and Dalit Warshaw. He graduated Magna cum Laude with a BM in Film Scoring and Composition from the acclaimed Berklee College of Music in 2006 as well as receiving the Composition Department Award after completing a nearly twelve year stint at the New England Conservatory’s preparatory program.
Mr. Coughlin currently holds the positions of Orchestrator and Engraver for The Boston Ballet and maintains a private studio for teaching music theory and composition, as well as following his idealistic nature to work as an EMT. As an engraver, he has recently had the privilege of working on a new arrangement of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for Boosey & Hawkes and continues to freelance as an orchestrator, arranger, and engraver/copyist.