With over two hundred film and television scores and thousands of concerts to his credit, Charles David Denler’s Emmy Award-winning fusion of Classical and Modern Composition can be heard all over the world. Charles has received critical acclaim and Emmy Awards for Bentley Creek, Beyond the Medal of Honor, and Wild Mustang Suite. He was awarded Jury Choice Gold Medals for his score to the Richard Gere film, Teenage Witness, and I Am at the Park City Film Music Festival. In 2011 Charles received the Ribaut Award for Excellence In Music For Film at the Beaufort International Film Festival and in 2015 a Gold Medal at the Houston WorldFest for his symphony, Portraits of Colorado. His album, Moment At Dawn, won a gold medal at the 2016 Global Music Awards and his orchestral suite, One Drop Became An Ocean, became a 2017 chart-topping worldwide radio hit staying in the Top 10 for twelve consecutive weeks. His album, Wild Mustang Suite, received the Gold Medal at the 2018 Global Music Awards for Best Neoclassical Album. In 2022 Charles won his fourth EMMY and a One World Music Radio Award for his orchestral suite, Portraits In Season.
Charles’ music has been featured with artists such as Creed, Cyndi Lauper, and Paul Simon. Films and programs featuring Charles’ music include Disney, National Geographic, The History Channel, PBS, main themes for the STARZ! Kids’ Television Network, music for Animal Planet, Discovery, Honda, Coca Cola, Oprah, American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, Dateline, NBC, NASA, the Colorado Rockies, the New York Yankees, and many feature films.
Concert works include Portraits of Colorado, An American Symphony No. 1, a commission by the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and Portraits In Season, Suite for Piano & Orchestra, premiered with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. Charles has also conducted and played piano with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Charles has lectured at film festivals and at universities all across the United States, teaching composition, music theory, and music production.