Christopher Caliendo

Christopher Caliendo is an Emmy nominated, twice Vatican commissioned composer, with over 300 published theatrical works. His Hollywood scores for SONY PICTURES an 20th Century Fox have garnered 2 Heritage Awards from the Academy of Arts and Sciences He was the selected performer for Bob Hope’s 90th birthday and has recorded or performed with many luminaries such as the Manhattan Transfer, Ron Perlman, Linda Hamilton, Walter Koenig, Larry King, David Newman and Julie Andrews, Senator David Roberti, Senator Teresa Hughes and Pope John Paul II. He has also served as Director of Business Development for multiple commercial banks with over 10 Specialty Recognition Awards winning the top Business Development Officer of the Year Award twice for his innovations in marketing and sales. Christopher was the first commercial banker to effectively use video marketing to increase profitability by deepening relationships with top centers of influence. He is on the advisory board for Fullerton’s College of Business and Ellermeyer Connect. His 2t Academy brings together his enormous wealth of knowledge and testimony in both music and business for the college music graduate to adapt and inspire their own creative force and development.

Dick Dinman Interviews Christopher on “The Iron Horse”

The 1924 blockbuster that launched John Ford into Hollywood’s emerging A-list of directors, The Iron Horse is an epic mythification of the American railroad’s birth: a rambunctious blend of historical drama and Western actioner, revenge story and saloon comedy, noble biopic and all-bets-off tall tale.  As a composer for film and television, Caliendo’s accomplishments include the 20th …

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Dick Dinman on Peckinpah’s MAJOR DUNDEE

Christopher Caliendo discusses the story of the unprecedented re-scoring of Major Dundee; the challenges and joys of composing in Hollywood’s demanding culture. Includes score excerpt with Dick Dinman’s DVD Classics Corner. Christopher’s Segment    Full Interview with Michael Anderson, Jr. in the making of Major Dundee.  Composer Christopher Caliendo discusses the story of the unprecedented …

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