As a Bay Area Peninsula native, Christopher Florio trained as a prep student at the San Francisco Conservatory of music for five years. Mr. Florio spent eight years in Los Angeles, both studying music and performing in many different groups.
During undergraduate study, he was selected to participate in the Society of Composers and Lyricists Mentorship Program in which he worked closely with film and television composers and visited their recording sessions. As a graduate student he studied conducting and was in constant demand to lead student ensembles as well as semi-professional chamber ensembles.
As a composer and performer Mr. Florio has worked with talents such as Herbie Hancock, Billy Higgins, Lalo Schiffrin, Alf Clauson, Bill Conti, Sarah Chang, Mehli Mehta and many others. From 2009-14, Mr. Florio served as principal conductor for the El Camino Youth Symphony Wind Orchestra. Mr. Florio now serves as principal conductor of the CYS Wind Symphony.
M.M. University of California, Los Angeles