Christopher Boardman

Asst. Professor Prof. Practice

(305) 284-1538
Locator Code:
Frost South Studio Wing 5511 San Amaro Dr
Room 211
Coral Gables, Florida 33146


Early in my career, I became aware of how fortunate I was to be able to live and work with iconic producers, directors, composers and musicians.  I made the commitment to repay these gifts by sharing my musical and life experiences with younger generations. The FROST School of Music has provided me that opportunity for which I am eternally grateful.


Beginning his career in the film, television and recording industries in 1974, Chris Boardman has consistently worked at the top echelon of the entertainment industry receiving an Academy Award nomination for “The Color Purple”, 6 Emmy Awards, 13 Emmy nominations, ASCAP and BMI awards and multiple platinum records for his work with such iconic artists as Quincy Jones, David Foster, Steven Speilberg, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch, Josh Groban and more.

Well known in Hollywood circles as one of a handful of musicians who can literally write anything, Boardman’s credits span both industry and genre. Whether it be conducting David Foster’s “Word Children’s Day” for television, composing the 70’s inspired score for Mel Gibson’s “Payback”, arranging period dance music of “Swing Kids” and “Meet Joe Black”, orchestrating Anthony Newley’s “Chaplin” for Broadway or producing and releasing solo recordings as an artist, Boardman embraces these challenges with characteristic integrity and passion making him one of the most uniquely versatile and highly respected musicians in the industry.  Always looking for new challenges, Boardman is the founder of a successful social media content consulting practice and is at the forefront of the fast moving online media space with a global reputation as a thought leader.

Boardman has reset and revised the Media Writing and Production program by injecting his personal knowledge and experience in the entertainment and technology industries into each class.


Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience

Career Highlights

  • Arranging “We Are The World” for President Clinton’s Inauguration
  • Composing and conducting “The Color Purple”
  • Arranging and conducting “MuppetVision 3D with Jim Henson
  • My work with Julie Andrews



  • The Wiz
  • Silverado
  • The Color Purple
  • Die Hard
  • Die Harder
  • Lethal Weapon series,
  • Swing Kids
  • Local Color
  • Payback
  • Meet Joe Black
  • Out To Sea
  • Bordello of Blood
  • In Her Shoes
  • SpyKids
  • Raw Deal
  • Moving Violations
  • Vegas Vacation


As an artist

  • Midtown Moves
  • Songs From The Heart
  • Tu Do Bem
  • Way Down West (Wishful Thinking)
  • Think Again (Wishful Thinking)
  • Wishful Thinking (Wishful Thinking)

For a comprehensive list of credits visit Mr. Boardman’s website: