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American Music Company - Music that skips a beat!
List of All Composers

Here are the very talented group of artists who have played a major role in the sound of American Music Company. We are very proud to have them on our team! Every one of them is available through American Music Company for any custom and original music production that you may have.


Geoff Abraham   BMI

Geoff Abraham is a prolific writer / performer who composes and produces music for major advertising agencies and for studios in the film and television industry. He is also the lead singer in the critically acclaimed band, R50. His preferred instrument of choice is the guitar. Geoff has composed music for hundreds of Regional and National commercials. A few of his credits are as follows: The WB Network, HGTV, Heineken, Fox Sports, Midas, ABC’s “Life in the Word” and “Seventh Heaven,” Habitat For Humanity, United Cerebral Palsy, Volvo, Mitsubishi, Ford, Let’s Make a Deal, and many others. Geoff burns the midnight oil composing, recording and producing music for numerous Network television pilots, and jingles for many commercial projects. Here are a few of his most recent endeavors: Recent credits include The Playboy Channel, NFL, NBA, A&E (Guns & Roses Biography) and The Speed Channel.




Haitham Al Hamwi   ASCAP

Haitham Al Hamwi, is a highly gifted and uniquely talented artist and musician. He is and expert in World fusion, Arabic European fusion, world music, ethnic, modern Arabic and traditional Arabic music. As a composer, arranger and producer, Haitham has recorded more than 3000 commercials for Arabic TV and Radio. He has also composed and recorded sound tracks for many dramas series and for documentary films. Haitham, has spent over 28 years touring throughout the Middle East and establishing himself as the preeminent, in the Arabic Fusion style of music. He is also prolific in Jazz, Latin and many other popular styles of music. His talents have even expanded into the realm of composing and arranging for full symphony orchestra. Haitham was born and raised in the Middle East, and he currently resides in Damascus, which is the capital of Syria.




Gary Anderson   ASCAP

Gary Anderson is a Grammy award winning composer, producer, arranger, musician and orchestrator who is sought out by some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. Recent awards include a Grammy for the soundtrack to Sesame Street’s 30th Anniversary “Elmopalooza” and being honored as one of Berkley College’s outstanding 50 alumni. He has performed on world tours and has been the music director for some of the greatest stars of our era including Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Mel Torme. Gary has arranged and produced for many artists including Lena Horn, Judy Collins, Chaka Kahn, and John Secada. He has produced and composed music for such feature films as All That Jazz, Country, Punchline, A Family Thing, Another You and Broadcast News. His current television credits include, Larry King’s CNN opening theme, ABC News, THIS WEEK with George Stephanopolous, ABC NEWS Primetime Monday, New Adventures of Mighty Mouse (CBS), The Simpson’s “Itchy & Scratchy” theme (FOX-TV), of which he is also the vocalist. He has composed and recorded for numerous soaps on NBC, ABC and CBS. Gary has produced and composed music scores for hard-hitting news documentaries, including Avoiding Armageddon (PBS/Turner), Tsunami - Wave of Destruction (ABC), The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden (ABC), Call To Glory (Paramount/ABC), and Nightline (ABC). Recent credits include ABC News' 2008 Election coverage, original theme for "Oscar's Red Carpet" (80th Annual Academy Awards) plus Animal Planet's latest smash program, Housecat Housecalls. Gary has recently been named chief arranger for Jerry Lewis' 2008 MDA Labor Day Telethon.




Russell Arteaga   ASCAP

Russell Arteaga was born out of the age of analog innovation and digital experimentation. His repertoire envelopes the vast diversity that has influenced him over the last two decades and is executed with distinct craftsmanship.. With influences such as Jean Michel Jarre, to Prodigy, to Philip Glass Russell has a minds eye that only has one target...the listener. His musical adoration, technical background, post-production knowledge, midi and sound-creation skill sets continue to raise the bar and demonstrate excellence in a sea of mediocrity. Russell encompasses the roots of electronic and urban music in his tracks while utilizing his expansive range of influences imbibed over the years.




Nicolas Barry   BMI

Nicolas Barry and his partner Tomas Jacobi are both from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are the recipients of the Charles Mingus Award for Composition. As a creative team for over five years, they have composed, arranged and produced music for feature films, television, radio programs and commercials. They have been twice nominated for Grammy Awards. Their musicianship and versatility is exceptional and they are equally comfortable arranging music for solo instruments as they are for meeting the challenges of a symphony orchestra.




Richard Bytnar   ASCAP

Richard Bytnar has at least six Gold Records to his name for albums produced for London Records, Arista and Warner Brothers. He has won two Emmy Awards as a sound mixer for both feature films and television. Richard has written award winning commercial music for Levi’s, Toyota, Chevrolet, Ford Trucks, Dos Equis Beer and he has also worked on numerous programs such as Home and Garden, Fine Dining, Suddenly Susan, Alias and Scrubs. He even picked up his third Emmy Award for his technical abilities on Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As an artist and performer, he has worked with many of the giants, including Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, BB King, Bob Dylan, Bruce Hornsby, Steve Winwood, Bonnie Raitt, John Mellencamp and Rod Stewart. Richard has been in the business for over thirty years and as he's always fond of saying, “That’s a wrap. Cheers!” This just in, The now famous GM car commerical with the falling cars was scored by Richard. I am sure he'll be up for another award for this one!




Damon Criswell   BMI

Damon Criswell is a talented, award-winning composer best known for creating emotionally engaging, adrenalin packed film scores. His compositions are both symphonic and intimate; providing an array of juxtaposing textures to his scores and performances. Damon is highly versatile, easily shifting gears from the dramatic and driving themes of adventure and action films into the progressive worlds of jazz, pop, world music, comedy and Gospel. He has scored such films as 10 Bullets, Oceanfront Property, Inhumanity, and Eye See You. Damon is also a maestro of the theatrical trailer, composing the scores for Chronicles of Narnia, Shark Hunter, The Stickup, Harvard Man, Air Panic and U.S. Seals 3 to name just a few. He has received the “Official Selection” at the Cannes Film Festival for scoring the film Dreamcatcher and won “Best in Category” at the New York Film Festival. His score for Pale Blue Moon won “Best Texas Feature.” He has also received numerous awards from DownBeat Magazine as a pianist and composer.




Charles D. Denler   ASCAP

Charles David Denler has won numerous, coveted awards both nationally and internationally. 2016 Gold Medal winner at the Global Music Awards. In 2004 he won the prestigious Emmy Award for one of his original music scores and again in 2005 he was twice nominated and took the Emmy home once again. Charles is the recipient of the 2010 Gold Medal-Park City Film Music Festival Award, 2011 Jean Ribaut Award-Beaufort International Film Festival, winner of the Gold Camera Award, Gold Vision Award, Silver Screen Award, Silver Telly Award, Bronze Telly Award and others. Charles has scored music for over 80 feature films, documentaries, and television shows. He has written, composed, arranged and conducted the Symphony Orchestras for many film projects. Aside from everything already mentioned, Charles is extremely proficient on the piano, and he is fluent with many indigenous world instruments and world percussion. He is a leading expert on ancient music. Charles had the pleasure of scoring a new film this summer “Hamlet & Hutch” (2013) with Burt Reynolds. And he is having much success with his new symphony album project, “Portraits of Colorado, An American Symphony No.1” and he enjoyed very successful premiere with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. Be looking for the CD in stores.




David Flavin   ASCAP

David Flavin has worked on many projects for radio and television broadcast in the domestic and international scene, including: various placements on ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney, Hallmark Channel, MTV, the Discovery Channel, Funniest Pets and People, and for Cross Roads Christian Communications, 100 Huntley Street, and FLW Outdoors, and numerous commercials. He has also composed music for corporate productions for such clients as Intercontinental Hotels, Hunter Labs, Classic Wines, and Old Glory Battlefield Tours. David has over 30 years experience as a composer and arranger, and is an accomplished musician. While David favors his bass guitar and tuba, he has also mastered the ability to play numerous instruments. David has also collaborated with various artists nationally and internationally in the world of commercial music. He brings the music experience to life, with absolute joy and passion.




Rob Fleming   BMI

Rob Fleming is a gifted composer and arranger extraordinaire. He is also a highly talented and exceptionally skilled musician. Cutting edge, modern and epic, his music has a strikingly original sound that is built upon strong rhythms, rich textures and undeniable melodic hooks. His ability to write scores that fit the mood and pace of the scene, make his music perfect for film and television. Rob is a master on the electric, acoustic and bass guitar. He is a prodigy on the piano and he is extremely proficient on the keyboards, drums and percussion. He is also wizard at drum arrangement programming and percussion loop programming. Music has always been a part of his life. From the time he was six-years-old, he could hear a melody, song, etc. and play it by ear on the piano. Rob has been honing and mastering his skills for over 20 years, which is one of the many reasons he is such a wonderful addition to our creative team.




Ramiro Flores   ASCAP

Ramiro Flores is a composer and musician from Buenos Aires, Argentina. His instruments of choice are the piano, saxophone, clarinet and flute. Ramiro has toured with César Isella and the Javier Estrin Quintet throughout South America. Through the years he has performed with Oscar Tissera’s Big Band, the Ryle's Jazz Orchestra, Big Phat Jazz Orchestra, Pablo Ablanedo, Los Changos, Marta Gómez and Sophia’s Band to name a few. Ramiro has recently relocated to the island of Manhattan and is currently performing and recording with Pedro Giraudo, Mr. Vivo, Leche, Plan B, Makanudos and Argentos.




Rene Garza   BMI

René Garza is a Grammy Award music producer who is responsible for producing the theme song for the animated WB show, “Mucha Lucha Gigante” and he participated in producing the soundtrack for the feature film, "About A Boy." René has also produced for renowned bands, such as Jumbo, Play and Intocable. Most impressively, Rene won his Grammy Award in 2005 for his production work on “ Dejate Amar” by the group Intocable.




Michael Getches   BMI

Michael Getches is a composer, producer, engineer hailing from West Newbury, Massachusetts. After touring the country with his bands Ride Your Bike and Research Material, he settled in Burbank, CA to begin focusing on writing music for TV and Film with his business and composing partner Calvin Pfeffer. Now with 10 nationally airing Theme Songs including: Dating Naked (VH1), Dinner At Tiffani's (Cooking Channel), My Big Fat Fabulous Life (TLC), Rich In Faith (Oxygen), The Psychic Matchmaker (TLC), Lip Sync Battle (Spike), Skin Wars (GSN), and Codependent (A&E) and thousands of other placements, he is called upon to deliver catchy songs for Film/TV/Advertising. With a focus on Indie Rock, he has placed music on both network and cable television including: Price is Right (CBS), Wahlburgers (A&E), Lock Up (MSNBC), Wicked Tuna (NatGeo), The Real Housewives (Bravo), Shameless (Showtime), Bizarre Foods (Travel), The Briefcase (CBS) and Startup U (Freeform). Not only limited to the Indie styles of music Michael has provided authentic world music for over 35 different countries, as well as everything from Top 40 Pop to Hip Hop to Jazz. His advertising work includes: Academy Sports (National AD), The Maryland Lottery (Regional AD), Symrise (International AD), Amway (Online AD) Panera Bread (Online AD) and many others. He prides himself on achieving the utmost quality in everything he does.




Steve Gibb   BMI

Steve Gibb is an international sensation with over 20 years in the industry to back it up. His amazing instrumental versatility, combined with his ability to compose in many styles, enables Steve to transcend the musical genres with ease. He explores the fusion of traditional and contemporary sounds to form a unique approach to modern music. Steve owns over 25 guitars and is proficient with each and every one of them. He has studied music at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London, where he graduated with honors. He has also performed with Eartha Kitt, The London Sinfonietta, Britney Spears, Meat Loaf and Music Theater Wales. Steve has added to his list of many credits the title of Musical Director for the London West End, Toronto, UK and US touring companies. He has appeared on stage in the title role for the musical, The Buddy Holly Story. Since opening day, Steve has appeared and performed on stage and in the orchestra of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, Jersey Boys.




George Gousis   ASCAP

George Gousis is a truly gifted and versatile composer and dynamic arranger. He is also an exceptionally talented musician. Originally from Athens, Greece, George came to the USA and attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduation, he relocated to San Francisco, where he opened a multi-media production company and recording studio. For over 20 years, he has scored numerous productions and projects for the film, television, corporate and advertising industry. George has also collaborated with various artists nationally and internationally in the world of commercial music. While he will always covet the piano as his instrument of choice, he has mastered the ability to play numerous instruments. George is an arranger extraordinaire, skillfully and artistically crafting compositions for solo, small group and for full orchestra. His drive and his high standard of professionalism, make George an exceptional creative force to work with. A short list of his more notable credits include, various projects for the National Geographic Channel, WGBH - AMERICAN EXPERIENCE, and the Documentary: "Hands & Claws", produced and directed by Bernard Peyton and UCUCU Productions.




Rob Grable   BMI

Rob Grable is an Emmy Award and Peabody Award winning composer. He is also a talented performer and audio post-production engineer. Rob has been creating original music for television, radio and commercials, film, video and the web for over 15 years. He has worked with the high and mighty, including James Earl Jones, Hank Aaron and Samuel L. Jackson. He is a graduate of Georgia State University and the Full Sail Center for the Recording Arts. His creative genius, dedication to his art and versatility are nationally recognized. Rob is a joy to work with. He brings creative vitality and excitement to every project.




Dominik  Hauser   ASCAP

Dominik Hauser’s talent brings cinema to life, providing a wonderful musical backing for any artistic endeavor. His beautifully evocative instrumental arrangements and compositions support the mood of every scene. Hauser writes music that connects with, and touches everyone. That quest for emotional potency brings terrific focus and expertise to his creative process. Hauser's music elicits powerful reactions. His inspirations range from the great Masters of classical composers to the modern musical geniuses. Originally from Switzerland, Hauser received his education at the Jazz School St. Gallen in Switzerland, earning a masters degree in music. He is the recipient of the coveted Prix Walo award, and has taken to the stage at the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 1996 Hauser relocated to Los Angeles, where he has delved deeply into art of film scoring. He has worked on numerous films, television shows and commercial for both TV, Cable and radio. He also teaches at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and has recently published his third book, “Beginning Jazz Bass”. His work involves him in a variety of projects, including cinema, theater and video games. Dominik is extremely gifted, both as a composer, arranger and performer. With his musical compositions, he demonstrates a vast breadth of styles, skills and expertise.




Stefan Held   ASCAP

Stefan Held is a producer, music director, composer and musician extraordinaire. He has worked with numerous Grammy, Tony, Emmy and Obie winning artists. In 2008 Stefan received an award for “Appreciation and Recognition in the Recording Academy” from the Grammys. He has performed in numerous Broadway musicals: Jersey Boys, Hairspray, Mamma Mia, Little Shop of Horrors, and The Secret Garden, to name just a few. Stefan has been involved in projects for the Discovery Channel, FOX, MTV, and MOR Entertainment. He travels the world, appearing in some of the most prestigious music festivals: the Boston Jazz Festival, the Ballentines Festival in Tokyo, and the Donauinsel Rock Festival and Jazz Festival in Wiesen, Austria. Stefan is a graduate of Berklee College of Music (summa cum laude) and Mannes College for Jazz and Contemporary Music (New School University).




Fernando Isella   ASCAP

Fernando Isella is a producer, musical director, composer and performer from Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has directed over 100 live shows in Latin America, Europe and the USA. He has produced many albums with Emilio Estefan Productions and during the course of his colorful career, Fernando has earned over 25 Platinum and Gold records for Sony Music. Constantly on the go, he is part of the major Jazz scene in Manhattan. As leader of the band, he can often be seen on tour performing and recording with the extremely popular Jazz group, Makanudos. He has recently produced the album "Cuando el Pais Cantaba", a tribute to Argentinean Folklore music featuring David Byrne, Philip Glass and Susan Baca, among others. It's amazing that he still finds the time to compose and record music for television programs and commercials!




Tomas Jacobi   BMI

Tomas Jacobi and his partner Nicolas Barry are both from Buenos Aires, Argentina. They are the recipients of the Charles Mingus Award for Composition. As a creative team for over five years, they have composed, arranged and produced music for feature films, television, radio programs and commercials. They have been twice nominated for Grammy Awards. Their musicianship and versatility is exceptional and they are equally comfortable arranging music for solo instruments as they are for meeting the challenges of a symphony orchestra.




Gail June   ASCAP

Gail June is a native New Yorker and Brooklyn bred. A gifted composer and musician, she is also the mother of Mitchel J. Greenspan. And in so being, she has in essence, given birth to American Music Company. To quote her son Mitchel, “It is now my greatest pleasure that I can finally give back in a small but significant way, the love which has always been unconditionally given to me.” American Music Company welcomes Gail June to the ranks of the finest talent in the industry.




Penka Kouneva   BMI

Penka Kouneva lives in the world of Feature Films, Videogames and Television. Her accomplishments are worldwide. Penka is part of the Hollywood power machine, scoring and co-scoring blockbuster after blockbuster. Pirates of the Caribbean: at Worlds End with Hans Zimmer, Angles and Demons, again with Hans Zimmer, Hostel: Part 1 and 2, Transformers 1 and 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, The Matrix 2 and 3, and Vantage Point to name just a few. In the universe of videogames, Penka continues to impress by being the lead orchestrator and music arranger for such titles as, the World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, Gears of War, Prince of Persia 2010, Transformers 1 and 2 and Enter the Matrix 2 and 3. And for television, she continues to impress with her music compositions for major network shows, Forensic Files, Mail Call, Stars Without Makeup, Modern Marvels, Dog Fight, and the Birth of the Ku Klux Klan. Her music as been featured in programming on the Fox Network, NBC, ABC, CBS, History Channel, Sci-Fi Channel and on PBS. Penka has received Duke University’s first-ever Doctoral Degree in composition. A few of her selected Awards and Recognitions are as follows: Sundance Film Scoring Fellowship (2001), Platinum Remi, for Best Score (for Richard III, a feature film), STEEL: John Henry and the Shaker, An Original Blues Musical (Two Ovation Awards, Seven Ovation Nominations), Grand Prix for Songwriters Under 18, World Music Festival, Tokyo, Aaron Copland Award and Residency, and Meet the Composer Fellowship. An impressive list of events, that continues to amaze us all. It is an honor and a privilege to have Penka Kouneva on our team at American Music Company, Inc.




Mark Krurnowski   BMI

Mark Krurnowski is a composer and musician, extraordinaire. He has over 8,000 airplays on Network TV. His music has been included in programming on ABC-TV, Bravo (Emmy award winning series, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List), The Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Outdoor Channel, Versus Sports Network, Oxygen, Turner Broadcasting Network, WTBS and XM & SIRIUS satellite radio. Released in December 2007, his song “Wait a Minute” peaked at #1 on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz Charts. In 2009, Mark composed “Believe In Me”, a song which appeared in the film “What Goes Up” starring Hilary Duff. While on the international front, his music can be heard on televisions across Australia, Mexico, France, the Netherlands, Japan, Chile and Canada. Currently, Mark is busy performing with his band of brothers, the Filter Kings, a bluesabilly surf trio based in New York. The band has had the opportunity to perform with such artists as Peter Frampton, Blues Traveler, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, James Cotton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Blue Oyster Cult and Omar & the Howlers.




Dante Lattanzi   BMI

Dante Lattanzi is the CEO & Founder of Caelum Music Production. Born in Queens, New York, Dante Lattanzi grew up speaking a trio of languages: Spanish, Italian and English. From his mother, a Peruvian flamenco gypsy vocalist, lyricist and poet, and his father, a Roman-born jazz drummer, he was immersed in diverse music and cultures. An active composer, music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, his experience in music production and composition covers a wide range of entertainment media, including records, film music and television jingles, spanning genres including Pop, Rock, Dance, and R&B, as well as orchestral and choral production. Dante Lattanzi’s clients include HBO, MTV, Bad Boy Records, Alligator Records, The Naked Cowboy, Shemekia Copeland, The Woods Brothers, Dr. John, Cathia and he is producer and manager of Troy Ramey of NBC’s “The Voice” and he produces dozens of other up and coming independent artists in all genres. He drummed for Clayface, a funk/rock aggregation that shared bills with Green Day and The Pharcyde. Dante also co-founded a duo called Ajatano who went on to the number one spot on MP3.com’s urban and Latin charts which led Ajatano to an MP3 player endorsement deal with Rio. He breathes in tune and in time to the rhythms and sounds of a creative heart.




Shawn Malone   BMI

Shawn Malone has done just about everything in the multimedia field….all levels of audio and video production, live sound, projection, lighting, stage design, graphic design, animation, and the Internet. Through all of this, he has remained consistently dedicated to his career as a musician. Over the past 20 years, he has been involved in countless musical endeavors, ranging from original music for televison commercials and corporate productions to live performances and session work as a drummer and percussionist. It is truly amazing that he still finds time to do it all.




Miriam Mayer   ASCAP

Miriam Mayer has had the privilege to work with John Williams. He trusted her to proof-read his scores and compositions on many films, including Star Wars The Phantom Menace, Catch Me If You Can, The Terminal, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, The Patriot, and Minority Report. Her true passion is the violin, and as a violinist extraordinaire, Miriam has performed on thousands of recordings for Hollywood blockbusters including Mission Impossible III, Batman Begins, Chronicles of Riddick, The Siege, Star Trek, The Negotiator and Up. She has studied under the tutelage of Glenn Dicterow, the NY Philharmonic concertmaster and with Heiichiro Ohyama, one of America’s most accomplished violists. She has also composed music for many network shows; Wyatt Earp, The Jerry Springer Show, Elimidate, The Maury Povich Show, Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, and Guiding Light to name a few. Miriam is also the producer and arranger for the multi-award winning children's music artist, Hap Palmer. Miriam’s talents have been regularly used in both the incredibly popular, Sci-Fi’s Battlestar Galactic, Lost and in NBC’s ER. Miriam has recently performed with Macy Gray, Jose Feliciano, Elton John, and Leon Russell.




Peter Millrose   ASCAP

Peter Millrose, whose father had written songs for everyone, from Gary Puckett, Gene Pitney and Dusty Springfield to Elvis Presley and Louis Armstrong. Music has been infused into his genes and is deeply embedded into his soul. A brilliant pianist and composer in his own right, his songwriting and arranging skills have been enlisted by many of the premier artists in the music industry. He has contributed to numerous film and television projects including, HBO’s Comedy Central, the Daily Show, NBC, Saturday Night Live, Showtime, MTV, VH1, Lifetime, MSG and Turner. Peter has worked with many renown artists including Chaka Khan, Run DMC, Ed Lover, Big Pun, The Cadillacs, Placido Domingo Jr., and Gary US Bonds. Peter is a highly gifted, multi-talented producer, composer and arranger, whose work is extraordinarily creative and emotionally charged. He has a heart of gold and a gifted sense of humor. Compassionate about his craft Peter brings out the best in all of those around him.




Joel Mofsenson   BMI

Joel Mofsenson is a pianist and keyboard virtuoso, who for over 35 years, has played in the limelight. From the orchestra pits of the Broadway Theater he has tickled the old ivories in many productions, including Cats, Dream Girls, They’re Playing Our Song and I love My Wife. Currently, Joel is a member of a Big Band Jazz and Swing ensemble called New York Big Band, who performs regularly at Lincoln Center when they are not on tour. The band has recorded six CD’s. Joel also has a Masters degree in Music Compostiton from Indiana University and over the course of his long career, he has performed with such greats as Barry White, Laurie Liberman and Tony Orlando and Dawn. When he’s not on the "Great White Way" or with his band, he spends his other waking hours composing and recording music for television and film.




Carl Moniz   ASCAP

Carl Moniz is an accomplished composer, arranger, producer and performer. His exciting, colorful and aggressive guitar arrangements are second to none. Carl was discovered years ago while playing his one-millionth gig, in a dark and smoky nightclub in the downtown Boston area. Over the years, he has since composed and recorded music for numerous television programs and commercials. His style is refreshing, invigorating, energizing and bold.




Gregg Montante   BMI

Composer Information Gregg Montante is an amazingly talented guitarist, keyboardist and composer/arranger. His songwriting, composition and arranging skills have been enlisted by many of the premier artists in the music industry. He has also contributed to numerous film and television projects including: The Shield, Baywatch, Chicago Hope, Hardcopy, Hallmark, Court TV and the extremely popular Nip/Tuck. He has scored many network movies for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX and the major cable networks including HBO “Lackawanna Blues” and films for the Discovery Channel, Cinemax, TNT, USA, Lifetime, and ESPN. Some of his most recent projects include: the Discovery Channel’s, Deadliest Catch and The Alaska Experiment, for the History Channel, Ice Road Truckers and Axeman, for TNT, The Closer, and a documentary for the USA Network, called Eco Challenge.




Calvin Pfeffer   BMI

Calvin Pfeffer is a composer, producer, engineer hailing from Wellington, New Zealand. After composing music for Television in New Zealand and Australia, he settled in Burbank, CA to begin focusing on the American market with his business and composing partner Michael Getches. Now with 10 nationally airing Theme Songs including: Dating Naked (VH1), Dinner At Tiffani's (Cooking Channel), My Big Fat Fabulous Life (TLC), Rich In Faith (Oxygen), The Psychic Matchmaker (TLC), Lip Sync Battle (Spike), Skin Wars (GSN), and Codependent (A&E) and thousands of other placements, he is called upon to deliver catchy songs for Film/TV/Advertising. With a focus on Indie Rock, he has placed music on both network and cable television including: Price is Right (CBS), Wahlburgers (A&E), Lock Up (MSNBC), Wicked Tuna (NatGeo), The Real Housewives (Bravo), Shameless (Showtime), Bizarre Foods (Travel), The Briefcase (CBS) and Startup U (Freeform). Not only limited to the Indie styles of music Calvin has provided authentic world music for over 35 different countries, as well as everything from Top 40 Pop to Hip Hop to Jazz. His advertising work includes: Academy Sports (National AD), The Maryland Lottery (Regional AD), Symrise (International AD), Amway (Online AD) Panera Bread (Online AD) and many others. He prides himself on achieving the utmost quality in everything he does.




Hunter Pipes   ASCAP

Hunter Pipes is a Clio Award winning sound designer and recording engineer. He is also a versatile, dynamic and creative multi-instrumentalist. With over 25 years experience composing for film, television, radio, live events, video games and corporate video.




Tim Quick   ASCAP

With extensive experience in a diverse range of styles, New York City based composer and musician Tim Quick, has forged a multifaceted career in film, television, theater and commercial music. Recent composing credits include music for numerous television networks including The History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E Network, Lifetime Network, Animal Planet and ABC Family Network, several festival favorite short films and advertising campaigns including Buick and Sunoco. In addition to composing, he is an accomplished musician currently playing guitar for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway Musical, School Of Rock. He also serves as a substitute conductor. He holds a Master Certificate in Orchestration for Film/TV from Berklee College of Music, a Bachelors Degree in Music Business/Jazz Studies from William Paterson University and was selected for both the 2014 ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring Workshop and the 2014 BMI/NYU Commercial Music Workshop.




Roland Rudzitis   ASCAP

Roland “Rolly” Rudzitis has worked on many projects for radio and television broadcast in the domestic and international scene, including: various placements on ABC, NBC, CBS, Disney, Hallmark Channel, MTV, the Discovery Channel, Funniest Pets and People, and for Cross Roads Christian Communications, 100 Huntley Street, and FLW Outdoors, and numerous commercials. He has also composed music for corporate productions for such clients as Intercontinental Hotels, Hunter Labs, Classic Wines, and Old Glory Battlefield Tours. Roland has over 30 years experience as a composer and arranger, and is an accomplished musician. While he will always covet his clarinet and piano, he has mastered the ability to play numerous instruments. He has also collaborated with various artists nationally and internationally in the world of commercial music. Roland has extensive classical training, and special expertise in ethnic folk and dance music. He brings the music experience to life, with absolute joy and passion.




Patrick Smith   BMI

Patrick Smith has been a professional musician for over thirty years. His instruments of preference are the piano and various woodwinds. Early in his career he performed in concert as an opening act for artists as diverse and prominent as The Beach Boys, Earl Scruggs, Virgil Fox, ZZ Top and Kiss. In between road tours, he worked as a session musician. Patrick began composing for film and television in 1976, writing and producing commercials. He has also created music for numerous political clients, including much of Congress and the last four Presidents. He has scored many syndicated and network television programs, including documentaries for the Discovery Channel, and the Fox Television series; "America's Most Wanted".




Thoryn Stephens   ASCAP

Thoryn Stephens has a degree in biotechnology with a focus on biochemistry and music theory. (what a combo!) While producing his unique style of electronica music he is also proficient on percussion, drums, keyboards and flute. Several years ago he joined forces with Russell Arteaga and together they have formed Urbanometry Music & Sound.




Kevin C. Teasley   ASCAP

Kevin C. Teasley is a multifaceted musician of the highest caliber. He is a composer, arranger, producer, songwriter, guitar player, pianist and keyboard artist. Some of Kevin's work can be heard on “America’s Most Wanted” and other programs for Fox Television and Nickelodeon. He has recorded music for numerous commercials including, SAAB Grolsch Beer, The JFK museum, Geico Insurance, Harris Teeter, TJ Maxx, Champion Mortgage, Quiznos and Seiko Watches. Recently he has composed the music for the theatrical trailers for X Men 3, The Omen and for Transformers. Kevin is a three time recipient of the Virginia Commission for the Arts. As a performer of extreme talent, Kevin is frequently on tour in the United States and throughout Europe. His amazing sense of style, composition and intense focus to detail make Kevin a true creative genius




Nicolaas tenBroek   BMI

Nicolaas tenBroek is a graduate of The Juilliard School of Music and a recipient of the Lincoln Center Award. He has composed for feature films, including productions for New Line Cinema, E! Entertainment, Paramount, New Horizons, Durangho Pictures and Coney Island Films; and for television he has scored programs for NBC, Sony, Columbia Tristar, Warner Brothers and Big Ticket - Producers: Francis Ford Coppola & John Romano. Programs such as The Conversation, Dark Angel, Phantom Investigators, Good as Gold and Hollywood Off-Ramp to name just a few. As a talented arranger, producer and instrumentalist, Nicolaas has performed with some of the most high profile entertainers of our day; including, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Cher, Santana, Patty LaBelle, Madonna, the Temptations, Jackson Five, the OJays, Nancy Wilson, Herbie Hancock and the Pointer Sisters.




Bruce H. Zimmerman   ASCAP

Bruce H. Zimmerman is a four time Emmy Award winning composer for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Original Music Composition. He is also an accomplished guitarist and pianist. Bruce began his career in the mid 80’s after attaining a Doctorate of Music from the Hartt School of Music. Working both with MIDI, high end samples and acoustic instrumentation, he is considered by many to be a creative genius. For over 20 years Bruce has been composing and recording music for film, documentaries, corporate, commercial, multimedia and children's projects. He has scored over 700 programs: including programs for AT&T, IBM, FOX Network, The Learning Channel, MasterCard, Carnival Cruise Lines, Fisher Price, Time Warner, Random House, Sony Kids Music, Simon & Schuster, McGraw Hill, Knowledge Adventure, Smithsonian Institute, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Way and Warner Brothers. Bruce recently won his 4th New England Regional Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in music composition. This time for scoring a series called Jonathan Bird's Blue World- a fun and educational PBS series about underwater nature and wildlife. All have benefited from Bruce’s involvement. Writing music for film and video is what he loves to do! His passion for music, skilled creative sensibilities and as a bonus, his warm and compassionate nature, brings out the best in what we do.




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