ABOUT



Originally from the San Francisco bay area, Dylan Champagne is a composer and motion graphics artist residing in Moscow, Idaho.

Dylan has worked as motion graphics artist since 1999 and held a staff position with Elastic Creative (now First Person) where he learned the ropes before going freelance in 2006. Over the years he has worked on hundreds of projects ranging from simple title design to giant projection screens for conferences. Some of his end clients have included Applied Materials, AT&T, Cisco, Google, Microsoft, Medtronic AV, The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, Sun Microsystems, and T-Mobile.

His musical works include pieces for orchestra, wind ensemble, various sized chamber ensembles, duos, solo guitar, and rock trio, as well as over 100 songs in various genres.

Dylan’s original score for the 1925/1929 silent film classic Phantom of the Opera premiered in spring 2016 at the Kenworthy Theater in Moscow, Idaho, with a live chamber orchestra playing in tandem with the film, and was subsequently performed at the Garland Theater in Spokane in the spring of 2017. The success of Phantom led to the completion of a silent film score for the 1920 Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, which premiered live at the Kenworthy on September 28, 2017.

Dylan was the recipient of a University of Idaho Research Key Grant in 2016 for his Phantom of the Opera score and the recipient of an Idaho Commission on the Arts grant in 2018 for his Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde score.

A self-described “autodidactic DIY punk musician,” Dylan spent nearly 20 years performing and writing music in various contexts, touring and releasing albums, before deciding to pursue formal musical training, earning a Bachelor’s in Music Composition from the Lionel Hampton School of Music in 2017.