Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein (February 28, 1943) is a Daytime Emmy Award winning composer for film and television music. He composed the music for many popular films including the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. After studying composition with Vitorio Giannini and Vincent Persichetti at the Julliard School in New York, Mr. Bernstein attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where he received an Outstanding Graduate of the College Award, a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship and a Chancellor's Doctoral Teaching Fellowship while working with American composer Roy Harris. ...show more

Charles Bernstein (February 28, 1943) is a Daytime Emmy Award winning composer for film and television music. He composed the music for many popular films including the original A Nightmare on Elm Street. After studying composition with Vitorio Giannini and Vincent Persichetti at the Julliard School in New York, Mr. Bernstein attended the University of California at Los Angeles, where he received an Outstanding Graduate of the College Award, a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship and a Chancellor's Doctoral Teaching Fellowship while working with American composer Roy Harris.

Mr. Bernstein is currently elected to the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Board of Directors of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, the Board of Directors of the ASCAP Foundation and serves as Vice President of the Academy of Motion Picture's Foundation. He has taught on the graduate film scoring faculty at USC, and presents film scoring seminars over the past 15 years at UCLA Extension. He has received an ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for his writings on music and is author of the recent book, "Film Music and Everything Else" as well as numerous articles and a second book on film music to be published later this year.

Mr. Bernstein has composed scores for over 100 motion pictures (www.imdb.com), including musical contributions to Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill, Vol.1 (music which was originally used in the classic car chase film White Lightning (1973 film)). Also scores for genre classics A Nightmare on Elm Street (the original), The Entity, Stephen King's Cujo, George Hamilton's Dracula spoof Love At First Bite, and a wide variety of comedies, dramas and action films. He has provided music for Academy Award winning documentaries Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision and Czechoslovakia 1968, as well as for the Tom Hanks Vietnam saga, Return with Honor. ...show less

Albums & Singles by Charles Bernstein