Christian Moder is the drummer/pianist for the critically acclaimed Chicago rock band, The Great Crusades (Blue Rose Records). Moder and the Great Crusades were nominated for the Best
Song – Television HMMA award (2011) for their song, “Bucket of Blood”, heard in the season four finale of HBO’s True Blood.
Currently the composer for Ruby’s Studio, (children’s DVD series produced by the Mother Company), Moder also recently composed an indie rock score for the upcoming CBS Films comedy, Get A Job, starring Anna Kendrick, Miles Teller and Bryan Cranston. Moder has also composed commercial music for Miller High Life, McDonalds, Toyota, V-Tech, Nickelodeon, Toshiba, Pedigree, Zappos, Huggies, Elmers, Draft Kings, and Kaspersky. He also is the composer for Rowby's Comedies, written and directed by Emmy Award winner, Rowby Goren.
In 2002, Moder contributed a dark, brooding score to the film Zooey, which some listeners likened to “the Velvet Underground meets the Kronos Quartet.” His film scores include, The Rest of My Life, The Pier, and PCH, and the documentaries Courage: Profiles in Creativity and Killer Weather.
Moder also composed soundtracks and songs for the Los Angeles Repertory Theater's production of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure, the Company of Angels contemporary production of Romeo and Juliet, and the Los Angeles premiere of the Charles Busch play Red Scare on Sunset. Moder has also directed an abundance of children's musical theater over the last decade, for which he received nominations for the Golden Apple Award and the DisneyHand Award.
Moder is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in film scoring and composition and pursued his Masters of Music studying composition with John M. Kennedy at California State University, Los Angeles.