Chris Apple is a composer, arranger, and vocalist who has been working with music in many forms since the age of five, when he began taking piano lessons.He is a musician who demands quality and originality of himself; is dedicated to achieving a polished, professional sound, yet avoids musical clichés; and tries to make each project something new and unique. He places special emphasis on knowing how to design music to achieve a desired emotion in the listener. A wide variety of musical genres are employed in his work, such as orchestral, rock, electronic, even harmonic chant. He has always had a powerful fascination and respect for video game music, and hopes to produce some of that "magic" feeling for his clients.
Chris composes for a wide variety of applications and instruments. He served as the Music Director of the University of Maryland Gamer Symphony Orchestra for three years, and has written and arranged many full orchestra and chamber pieces for the UMGSO and other clients. He has also composed and arranged for a variety of other instruments including guitar, voice, piano, eastern instruments such as the koto, and electronic instruments. He has worked with a live orchestra and chorus, and has used virtual instruments to achieve a real-to-life orchestral sound.
A classically-trained baritone vocalist, Chris is also capable of singing in multiple styles. He has sung with several choruses and worked one-on-one with vocal trainers. Most recently, he was featured in Video Games Live, a national touring orchestra performance, where he sang alongside the National Philharmonic Choir and performed an operatic solo piece in Russian.