Gary Fry is an Emmy-winning Chicago-based composer, arranger, producer, and music educator. He has crafted music for recordings, films, commercials, publication, and live performance. Significant credits include his position as arranger/composer for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Welcome, Yule! holiday concerts since 1996, artistic consultant to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra for their annual Christmas Celebration concerts, and over 100 commissions for Christmas and holiday music from those orchestras and others from around the nation.
For more than twenty years Gary Fry has been one of the nation’s foremost commercial music producers, with over 2500 nationally broadcast radio and television commercials for companies such as McDonald’s, Sears, United Airlines, Kellogg’s, the U.S. Air Force, and hundreds of other advertisers. He won an Emmy Award in 2006 for his original commercial music for WBBM-TV (Chicago).
This unique combination of symphonic skills and commercial experience has made him a highly-sought music writer for organizations looking for the highest-quality compositions and arrangements that also appeal to a broad audience.
Gary also has a passion for working with young people, particularly in choral music. Children’s choirs under his direction have performed at the White House, the United Nations, the Kennedy Center in Washington, and Carnegie Hall. He remains active as a clinician, lecturer, and conductor for ensembles in all levels of education from elementary schools to universities. In June 2012, Gary was Artistic Director for the first annual international choral festival Rhythms of One World in New York City, conducting his music at Avery Fisher Philharmonic Hall and at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations with a massed choir of 350 singers from around the globe.
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