Christopher David Salcido is a skilled musician and avid computer programmer who was raised and homeschooled in California until he was sixteen years old when he passed the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) to enter college. His first experimentation with music began when he was quite young at his grandmother's house where he'd pluck out familiar video game tunes from the Nintendo Entertainment System. His family didn't have a piano until he was age seven when he then continued to play video game music as well as film music by ear. Piano lessons began the following year as well as his experimentation with composition.

At age eleven Christopher discovered computer programming through the QBasic computer language and taught himself it over the course of the next few years. In his early-to-mid teens he worked on video game fan sites, learning HTML and JavaScript as well as transcribed and arranged film and video game music for various other websites. A couple years before entering college he began teaching himself C++ programming.

Christopher began college at sixteen years of age at Riverside Community College where he received two Associate degrees and two certifications, as well as placing in two composition contests. He then transferred to California Baptist University where he graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Music Composition.

In his spare time, Christopher can often be found either at his computer or at his piano or keyboard. At the computer he enjoys researching and programming mathematics, physics, psychology, artificial intelligence, cryptology, open source software, and video games for fun. He also prefers the Oxford comma. He may also be found writing, recording, or editing audio or music. If he's not found in either of these places, he's most likely at church or playing video games, both of which he draws inspiration from for his projects.


Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition, Dec. 2011
  • Dean's Scholarship
  • Music Scholarship
  • Participant of the University Choir and Orchestra, 2009-2011
  • Banner bearer for the Collinsworth School of Music in the Fall 2011 commencement

Associate of Science with Distinction, with emphasis in computer science, 2008
Associate of Arts with Distinction, with emphasis in music, 2007
  • Member of the RCC Honors Program.


First place award winner of annual RCC Instrumental Ensemble Composition Contest, 2008
Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA

Certificate of Achievement in Computer Information Systems – C++ Programming, 2007
Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA

Certificate of Achievement in Music – MIDI, 2006
Riverside Community College, Riverside, CA



Languages:C++, C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, MySQL
Software:Visual Studio,, GIMP, Blender
APIs/Tools:SDL, OpenGL, MIDI API, Microsoft Speech SDK, Qt
Experience with FlashMX and ActionScript


Equipment:Yamaha Motif ES7, MacbookPro, HP Pavilion dv7-6163cl
Software:Logic Pro 8, Sibelius 5, LMMS
Skills:Composing, Arranging, Piano performance, Audio engineering