Composer Charles Fernandez, a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and an award winning composer, has been composing for television, film and stage since 1989.
Specializing in animation, he’s written for shows such as Bonkers, Doug, Toonsylvania, Casper (For which he received two Emmy and one Annie nomination), the Aladdin series, the Mermaid series, the 101 Dalmatian series and Robot Chicken among many other. Among the films he has contributed to are All Dogs Go to Heaven II, All Dogs Christmas Carol, Alvin and the Chipmunks meet the Wolfman, Alvin and the Chipmunks meet Frankenstein, Pebble and the Penguin, Babes in Toyland, Tom Thumb and Thumbalina, Tom Sawyer, Jingle Bells, The Tangerine Bear, Doug’s 1st Movie and The Butterfly Effect. Add to this orchestration and composition on countless trailers, commercials and independent projects and his resume fills up quickly!
More recently, Mr. Fernandez has also been writing concert and chamber music, including two commissions for the Cal State University Northridge (50th Anniversary and LA Bach Festival), Redlands University, Loyola University (New Orleans), San Jose Community Band, Idyllwild School of the Arts, The Los Angeles Winds (Concert Band), San Fernando Valley Symphony as well as commissions from individuals including Francisco Castillo (Oboe), Helen Goode (Clarinet) and Jennifer Bliman (Horn).
Additionally, Mr. Fernandez Teaches a yearly course on Writing for Animation at UCLA Extension and for England based courses on composition and orchestration.