About Carmen Dragon
Composer, Arranger, Conductor, Educator, Radio and Television Personality - Carmen Dragon could well have been called the complete musician. His accomplishments include: Oscar winner ("Cover Girl", 1944); Emmy winner (Christmas television special,1964); Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (5,000 hours of radio broadcasts); Music Educator (Standard School Broadcast - a national music education program broadcast directly into elementary classrooms); Orchestrator Extraordinaire (Internationally acclaimed for his unique, lush style); Conductor/Music Director (20 years with the prestigious Glendale Symphony Orchestra and orchestras world- wide); Recording Artist (featured on over 39 recordings with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and Capitol Symphony); Film Composer (over 30 films including "Cover Girl" and the 1950's cult classic "Invasion of the Body Snatchers").
Of the legacies left behind by Carmen Dragon, the most accessible are the many wonderful orchestrations of pops and light classics available for rental through Carmen Dragon Music Library. Dragon's lush arrangements are appreciated by conductors and musicians for their rich musical content and diversity of style, and every audience enjoys his unique way of expressing emotion through music .
Why are Carmen Dragon orchestrations so unique?
Carmen Dragon's extraordinary gift of orchestrating included an intuitive ability to demonstrate the best range of every instrument in the orchestra and an unfailing sense of knowing the most appealing treatment of each song he arranged. No matter what musical style, Carmen Dragon brought out the melody in its most beautiful form.