John Christopher Wineglass is a multiple ®EMMY Award-Winning Composer who has performed on five continents, before U.S. presidents since Ronald Reagan, and with several ®OSCAR and ®GRAMMY Award-winning artists including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Jamie Foxx to name a few.
He has written several scores and incidental music for shows on MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, and ABC as well as documentaries on Headliners & Legends for The Brady Bunch, Kathy Lee Gifford, and Farah Fawcett. Having scored mainly independent films, several of his nationally syndicated commercials include music for the United States Army, American Red Cross, and Texaco as well.
As a recipient of three (two consecutive) ®Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series, and three ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards, Wineglass holds seven ®EMMY nominations.
In the classical music genre, he has garnered commissions from the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music with Maestra Marin Alsop to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, with The Washington Post describing his concert-hall work as having “iridescent colors in the world premiere of a beautifully crafted suite” while conductor Marvin Hamlisch introduces and congratulates the occasion by commenting “with a name like Wineglass, it had to be good.”
Wineglass’s”‘iridescent” compositions are inspired by the beauty of creation and the splendor of nature as well as bringing to light social issues of the past and present. Recent commissioned works have received generous funding from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Pittsburgh Foundation, The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, The Benjamin Harris Memorial Fund, The Nicky Horvitz Gordon Memorial Fund, The Heinz Foundation, The Heinz Endowments Small Arts Initiative, and the Opportunity Fund along with a wide cadre of private sponsors.
Wineglass received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition with a minor in Viola Performance at The American University and later received his master’s degree in Music Composition with an emphasis in Film Scoring for Motion Pictures, Television, and Multimedia at New York University, studying primarily with Justin Dello-Joio of the Juilliard School.
A native of Washington DC, he has made his home in between Monterey and Los Angeles CA for the last 17 years with his family. For more information about Wineglass and his work, including audio clips and score samples, visit www.johnwineglass.com.