Terence Blanchard

Oscar nominee, six-time Grammy-winner and 2018 USA Fellow trumpeter/composer Terence Blanchard has been a consistent artistic force for making powerful musical statements concerning painful American tragedies – past and present. From his expansive work composing the scores for Spike Lee films ranging from the documentary When the Levees Broke, about Blanchard’s hometown of New Orleans…

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Patrick Stump

Patrick Stump is a composer for film and TV as well as the GRAMMY-nominated lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of multi-platinum selling alternative rock act, Fall Out Boy. Hailing from Chicago, Stump has been the primary composer for many of the band’s hit songs, leading them become one of rock music’s biggest-selling acts. With Fall Out Boy he…

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Jermaine Stegall

Jermaine Stegall is a composer of film and television music currently participating in the inaugural 2018-2019 Universal / Dreamworks Film Music Diversity Initiative working closely with the film music teams of Universal Pictures, Focus Features, and Dreamworks Animation.  In 2016, he was selected as a Sundance Composer Lab Fellow held at Skywalker Ranch.  In addition…

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Nate Heller

The path to becoming a composer for film scores is not standard by any means, and Nate Heller took an interesting journey. While studying music production techniques and interning at University of California, San Diego in his 20s, he started touring the country nationally with his band Wendy Darling, and soon the group landed a record…

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Jamie Forsyth

Jamie Forsyth is a Toronto-born composer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose music career has spanned more than two decades of musical theater, television and live venues from clubs to concert arenas all over the world. After entering the University of Toronto’s Jazz Studies program and subsequently spending the next few years of his career conducting orchestras…

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Alex Somers

Alex Somers is an American composer, musician and producer, who splits his time between Reykjavík, Iceland and Los Angeles.  Baltimore-born Somers first rose to prominence in 2009 via his ambient album collaboration, Riceboy Sleeps, with partner Jonsi, under the artist name Jonsi & Alex.  Alex had previously toured America in support of Jonsi’s band Sigur…

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Wilbert Roget II

Wilbert Roget, II is a veteran composer in the video game industry, having written scores for Call of Duty, Star Wars, and several of the biggest franchises in the field. He joined LucasArts as a staff composer in 2008, where he scored several games in the Star Wars universe, including Star Wars: The Old Republic…

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Kathy Nelson

One of the most influential figures in film music, Kathy Nelson has not only pioneered and defined the movie and television soundtrack business, but has paved the way for other women to follow her into the highest ranks of the entertainment industry.  She has served as President of Film Music for Universal Music Group (UMG)…

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Atli Örvarsson

Raised in the small town of Akureyri in the north of Iceland, Atli Örvarsson relocated to Los Angeles early on to pursue a career in composition. There, Atli worked extensively alongside prolific TV veteran Mike Post and Hollywood legend Hans Zimmer, which launched his career leading him to score over 40 films and countless TV…

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