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"The composer should picture to himself the exact harmonic formation of the piece he intends to orchestrate"

-Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov

about me

          I’m a friendly conversationalist, an avid runner, and a composer with music on over 80 Network TV series’ including: The Voice; American Pickers; Say Yes to the Dress; Last Week Tonight; Pawn Stars just to name a few. Since settling in Studio City, CA in 2013 I’ve scored over 100 episodes of animated TV including: Hasbro’s My Little Pony; Disney’s Packages from Planet X; & Nickelodeon’s La La Loopsy. I’ve also scored 23 episodes of Netflix’s Emmy nominated live-action series Project Mc2

Throughout my career I’ve had the honor of working on unique projects such as the children’s story, The Little Green Shoe, narrated by Christina Hendrix, or working with Usher’s New Look Foundation. I’ve premiered two sonatas for concert orchestra, and composed period music for many historical museum exhibits such as Louisiana State Museum’s Katrina and Beyond. Finally, let’s not forget the ubiquitous innumerable films, shorts and web-series’ to which we’ve all earned many friends.

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TV, Film, & Animation

Every show or film is unique and requires a thoughtful approach when determining its' musical direction.

Essential is understanding the director's vision, developing an appropriate instrument pallet, spotting the scenes properly, and executing the underscore so that the music contributes to the story telling, while staying out of the way of dialogue.

A knowledgeable workflow can accommodate any production schedule or deliverable requirements, as well as adapt to any unforeseen changes along the way.

The success of the music score is measured through the perspective of the director and producer's, in achiveing precisely their overall vision for the work.

Music Production

Whether cleaning noisy audio, recording ADR, creating interactive content, or preparing a surround mix, the task is covered.

The studio is state of the art and has been fully decked-out with a 2020 MacPro, Adams monitors and Apollo interfaces. There is also a fully equipped 2015 rig to ensure complete compatibility.

Check out this unique EDM remix of the Yo Kai Watch theme song I did for the Psychic Spectors video game.

Concert Orchestra & Period Music

As computers continue to dominate music production, traditional practices wane. My passion for music transcends the dots on the page and I often find myself engrossed in an unfamiliar culture. As a result, I've earned several commissions to compose authentic period musics for museum exhibit spaces across the country including: PA's 150th Commemoration of the Civil War; Louisiana State Museums hurricane Katrina exhibit, Katrina and Beyond; as well as music for the new Ben Franklin Museum's Maritime interactive exhibit.

In addition I've premiered to sonatas performed by the Plymouth Philharmonic orchestra - an ensemble of 63+ players, which is our nation's longest running orchestra. See the review's from the Boston Globe below.

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