Storytelling through Music and Compositional Strategies


Storytelling through Music and Compositional Strategies


Charles Fernandez 



    • Programmatic Writing
    • Inspiration Ideas
    • How to Get Started
    • Compositional Techniques to Expand Your Music and Keep It Interesting


Award-winning, Emmy and Annie-nominated composer Charles Fernandez will take you through some of his works and share ideas you can use in your own compositions. Discussion includes how to address and solve problems and how to get started when that commission comes in!

This educational webinar focuses on concert works; using examples of music written for the concert stage. Lessons learned here can certainly apply to composition in any situation.


Charles Fernandez is an award-winning, Emmy and Annie-nominated composer, orchestrator, bassoonist, educator and conductor. Hailing from New Orleans, he’s lived in Los Angeles since 1983.

Companies he’s written music for include Disney, Universal, Dreamworks, Amblin, MGM, JUMBO and for shows such as Bonkers, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Casper, 101 Dalmatians, Toonsylvania, Robot Chicken, Doug and Mixed Nutz. He’s worked on countless trailers, including several James Bond trailers including Casino Royale and Spectre.

As an educator, he teaches at UCLA Extension, The Los Angeles High School of the Arts and through Thinkspace (Based in England).

His concert works and arrangements can be found on YouTube and range from Symphonic, to Concert Band to Concerto and Chamber.



Event Date Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date Tuesday, July 28, 2020 2:00 pm
Cut off date Saturday, August 8, 2020 11:30 am
Individual Price FREE
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