Dave Metzger

As composer of the Disney Animated film musical, “Wish,” among others, Dave Metzger brings passion, experience, and craftsmanship to enhance every film that he works on. He uses his extensive knowledge and love of the many timbres of the orchestra, guitars, choir, percussion, and synthesizers to create inspiring scores.

Dave has complete command of the modern cinematic orchestra, having developed an expansive, melodic style. Technically skilled, he is able to compose with muscular strength, delicate beauty, and all points in between.

Over a long career as a composer, arranger, and orchestrator, his credits include composing the scores for “Wish”, “Once Upon a Studio”, “Brother Bear 2” and “Tarzan 2”. He is also a highly regarded song arranger and orchestrater, having crafted the songs for many films, including the Academy Award winning “Frozen”, “Tarzan”, “Frozen 2”, “Moana”, “Wish”, and “Spirited”.

Many of the songs, film soundtracks and Broadway cast albums that Dave has worked on have won Academy, Grammy, and Tony Awards – among them “Let It Go” from “Frozen”, “How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”, “You’ll Be In My Heart” from “Tarzan”, the “Tarzan” and “Frozen” soundtracks, and the cast album from “The Lion King”.

In the world of theatre, Dave was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Orchestrations for the Tony winning “The Lion King”. He also orchestrated the Broadway version of “Frozen”.

Along with having worked on 11 of the 63 Disney Animated films ever produced, Dave has also worked for studios as diverse as Apple Original Films, Marvel, Sony, DreamWorks, Paramount, and Warner Brothers.

Dave has a reputation for being very friendly and easy to work with. He is extremely organized, always meets deadlines, and never creates drama (aside from what you hear on screen). He is very respectful of, and is in turn well-liked, by the directors, producers, and musicians with whom he collaborates.