GRAMMY nomination #5: Chris Walden received a GRAMMY nomination for his arrangement of "Let's Fall in Love" performed by Calabria Foti & Seth MacFarlane.

Current projects: Chris is writing arrangements for the upcoming albums of Stevie Wonder and Diana Krall, both produced by David Foster. He just recently finished writing arrangements for the 86th Academy Awards Show (Oscars) and wrote orchestral arrangements for Michael McDonald's symphony concerts.
Chris returned to AMERICAN IDOL for this season to write arrangements. He is also writing arrangements for the upcoming summer concert season of the Boston Pops Orchestra feat. Melissa Etheridge and TRAIN.

Recent projects: Chris wrote arrangements recently for the following projects:

  1. Smokey Robinson's duets album feat. Elton John

  2. Amy Dickson's upcoming album on SONY Classical UK.

  3. Rihanna's performance of "Diamonds" at the AMAs.

  4. Michael Bublé: "To Be Loved"

  5. Super Bowl XLVII: Jennifer Hudson's "America The Beautiful"

  6. "SMURFS 2" - orchestrations

  7. Christmas albums for Mary J. Blige, IL VOLO, Robert Davi, Rod Stewart, Matthew Morrison

  8. Barbra Streisand tour

  9. Ray Charles: "Forever"

  10. Warren Haynes' "Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration"

  11. Christopher Cross' upcoming album

  12. GEORGE MICHAEL "Symphonica" tour & album

Chris Walden is a YAMAHA artist.