John Christopher Wineglass


John Christopher Wineglass (Emmy Awardwinning Composer) has performed on five continents, before every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan and with several Oscar and GRAMMY-Award winning artists, including Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, and Jamie Foxx, to name a few. With commissions from the likes of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music with Maestra Marin Alsop to the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, the Washington Post describes his concert-hall work as having “iridescent colors in the world premiere of a beautifully crafted suite” while Marvin Hamlisch congratulates the occasion by commenting “…with a name like Wineglass, it had to be good.”

Wineglass received his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Composition with a minor in Viola Performance at American University, and later received his master’s degree in Music Composition: Film Scoring for Motion Pictures, Television and Multimedia at New York University, studying with Justin Dello-Joio of the Juilliard School.

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, Mr. Wineglass holds seven Emmy nominations.

In 2014, Wineglass arranged all of the string arrangements and performed with the electric-acoustic violin on the GRAMMY-nominated gospel album and DVD Withholding Nothing (LIVE) by William McDowell. He also finished string arrangements on Motown’s latest Christmas album, which won a 2015 Dove Award featuring award-winning artists like Indie Arie, Neyo, Babyface, Toni Braxton, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson and Gregory Porter.