He was educated in Antioch, California, and left following graduation from the old Riverview High School. Carmen Dragon began his musical career as an arranger with Meredith Willson's Carmen Dragon Conducting The Capitol Symphony Orchestra - Serenade.
He was very active in pops music conducting and composed scores for several films, including At GunpointInvasion of the Body SnatchersNight into TomorrowVent - Go Gorilla / Turn The Page Remixes Kiss Tomorrow Good-bye He made a popular orchestral arrangement of "America the Beautiful" and also re-arranged it for symphonic band.
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He also conducted the Capitol Symphony orchestras, and he composed, conducted and arranged for a number of American radio and television programs including the Standard School Broadcast in He also conducted the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra c, the BBC Symphony Orchestraand several British television series, and he was a guest conductor for a number of American symphony orchestras.
Dragon appeared as himself briefly at the end of the film The In-Lawsconducting the fictitious Paramus Philharmonic. The Antioch Unified School District named one of its new elementary schools in his honor. Carmen Dragon Elementary School opened in September Of the legacies left behind by Carmen Dragon, the most accessible are the many wonderful orchestrations of pops and light classics available for rental through Carmen Dragon Music Library. Dragon's Orchestral Pops Rental Library. He was father-in-law of Toni Tennille.
Home Page. Carmen Dragon Conductor. Carmen Dragon was an American conductor, composer, and arranger who in addition to live performances and recording, worked in radio, film, and television.
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