My Favorite Film Orchestrators

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Kevin Kliesch
Music Department, Tangled
Composer Kevin Kliesch won his first Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition for his work on Sofia the First, after being nominated for the second consecutive year. Originally from New Jersey, Kevin is a graduate of Boston's Berklee College of Music. Kevin has worked as a composer and orchestrator on over 100 feature films spanning the past seventeen years...
John Neufeld
Music Department, Saving Private Ryan
Steve Bartek
Music Department, Good Will Hunting
Brad Dechter
Music Department, The Dark Knight
Brad Dechter, a graduate of Yale College (BA in Music) and Yale University School of Music (MM in Saxophone Performance) has recently returned to his first love, straight-ahead jazz, with the formation of his Brad Dechter Octet, featuring many greats of the Los Angeles-area jazz scene as well as his wife...
Bruce Fowler
Music Department, The Dark Knight
Jeff Atmajian
Music Department, The Dark Knight
Danny Troob
Music Department, Beauty and the Beast
Michael Starobin
Music Department, Tangled
Don Davis
Composer, The Matrix
Greig McRitchie
Music Department, Aliens
John Ashton Thomas
Music Department, Bolt
Dave Metzger
Music Department, Frozen
Arthur Morton
Composer, Peyton Place
Arthur Morton was born Arthur Goldberg on 8th August 1908 in Duluth, Minnesota. He attended west high school in Minneapolis and graduated from the university of Minnesota (where he played in jazz bands) in 1929. After a year of law school and graduate work in philosophy he moved to Los Angeles. In 1935 he married Emmy Lou Hellman ...
Jon Kull
Music Department, Avatar
J.A.C. Redford
Composer, Coach
J.A.C. Redford is an accomplished composer of concert music, film and television scores, and music for the theater. His concert compositions span a wide range of forms from symphony, choral music and ballet, to art songs and chamber music. His larger works have been performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale...
Jonathan Sacks
Music Department, Monsters, Inc.
Ira Hearshen
Music Department, Monsters, Inc.
Nicholas Dodd
Music Department, Casino Royale
Mark McKenzie
Music Department, The Greatest Miracle
Mark McKenzie studied composition with renown classical composers Pierre Boulez, Witold Lutoslawski, and Morten Lauridsen among others. After becoming the first Composition graduate at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire and earning his Masters in Composition at the University of Southern CA, Mark...
Walter Sheets
Music Department, The Jungle Book
Frank Bennett
Music Department, Sin City
Christopher Klatman
Music Department, The Emperor's New Groove
Two-time Emmy-nominated film composer Christopher Klatman, who hails from Pittsburgh, has worked in a broad array of documentary, film, concert performance and television series since arriving in Los Angeles from Boston's renowned Berklee College of Music. For three decades, Klatman has scored over one hundred episodes of prime-time television...
Tim Simonec
Music Department, Up
Jack Hayes
Music Department, Up
Larry Kenton
Music Department, Up
Ladd McIntosh
Music Department, Gladiator
Robert Elhai
Robert Elhai is an award-winning composer, film orchestrator, and arranger. As an orchestrator, he is the recipient of Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his work for the Broadway production of The Lion King. He has also orchestrated over 150 film scores including Iron Man 3, Thor 2, the third, fourth...
Bruce Babcock
Music Department, King Kong
Bruce Babcock is an Emmy-winning composer of music for television, film, and the concert stage. He has earned eight Emmy nominations for his work in television. A member of BMI, he has received eight BMI TV/Film Awards, and has conducted and orchestrated for such films as "King Kong," "Die Hard," "Lethal...
Harvey Cohen
Music Department, Bicentennial Man
William Ross
William Ross is a prolific award-winning composer and arranger whose work has spanned feature films, the recording industry and television. He recently completed the score to Universal Pictures' first CGI-animated film, The Tale of Despereaux, and has composed music for such films as Ladder 49, The Game of Their Lives...
Marcus Trumpp
Music Department, Live Free or Die Hard
Marcus Trumpp learned to play the piano at the age of four and wrote his first musical composition when he was only eight years old. In 1993, he graduated from high school in his native Germany and wrote a theater musical, entitled "Metropol", which was performed in Stuttgart (Germany) and received much critical acclaim...