Three-time Dallas Winds award winning composer, Christian Kolo seeks to meld contemporary, classical, and film music as one, recognizing the beautiful potential and limitless opportunities that each contain. Kolo is a recent graduate from The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music where he received a Masters Degree in Screen Scoring. Born in West Bloomfield Michigan, a suburb of Metro-Detroit, Kolo began composing music in his sophomore year of High School. A graduate of Michigan State University, Kolo studied music composition with Zhou Tian and Ricardo Lorenz receiving high honors for his academic achievements. Along with composition, Kolo is very interested in musicology and music education. He loves making classical and instrumental music fun for all ages and for those who do not have an extensive musical background. Kolo enjoys composing music for all ensembles and skill levels. He especially likes composing for large ensemble which provides a great pallet of color and texture for which he enjoys writing with. Kolo also works with film music website, Soundtrack.net as a film music critic.
Kolo currently resides in the greater Los Angeles area where he composes, orchestrates, and conducts film and media music along with concert works from his studio, Christian Kolo Music.