Composers

Max Baca

Max Baca Jr.

(BMI)

Max Baca Jr. is best known for his participation with groups such as Flaco Jimenez y Su Conjunto, The Texas Tornados, Los Hermanos Baca, Aztex and Los Super Seven. His career as a musician started in Albuquerque, NM at the age of 5 when his father taught him how to play the button accordion. He would later learn to play the guitar, drums, bass guitar and the bajo sexto. He has been high demand ever since, recording multiple albums and touring internationally. He was invited to play on “Sweethearts Together,” a track on the Rolling Stones “Voodoo Lounge” album. In all, he’s participated in 3 Grammy Award albums. He now resides in San Antonio, TX and is the frontman of the group Texmaniacs.


 

Dow Brain

Dow Brain

(ASCAP)

Dow Brain’s love for piano since the age of five has led to his present-day career as a composer, songwriter, producer and recording engineer. He is also co-owner of Underground Productions Inc., which has earned five Platinum and Gold albums and singles (including a Platinum single for the number-one selling song “Summer Girls”, recorded by LFO on Arista Records). In addition to scoring the NESN series “Sox Appeal” and creating the theme song for the History Channel series “The Works,” he’s had over 100 music placements in films and television shows, including: The Sopranos, Melrose Place, The District, The Jamie Kennedy Experiment and MTV’s Making The Band. He co-wrote and produced the song “Single Girl” for the nationally airing Match.com commercial. Most recently, he produced and recorded UK pop vocalist Lauren Bennett’s vocal for the LMFAO hit “Party Rock Anthem”, which became a number one hit on the Billboard pop charts.


 

Alex Byrne

Alexander Byrne

(ASCAP)

A recent graduate of Berklee College of Music with a B.M. in Contemporary Writing and Production, Alex Byrne’s career in composition has merely begun. However, with a strong pop sensibility and a sharp skill of scoring to picture, he is not to be underestimated.


 

Brenna Censullo

Brenna Censullo

(ASCAP)

Originally from Atkinson, NH, Brenna Censullo studied film scoring at Berklee College of Music before relocating to Los Angeles, CA. Having played classical piano since age 5 and writing music since she was 8, she composes in all styles, but specializes in dramatic scores.


 

Victoria Chang

Iju Victoria Chang

(No Affiliation)

Taiwanese percussionist Iju Victoria Chang began her musical studies playing the piano at the age of 5, and took up percussion at 17. She was the Timpanist for the Taiwan Province Symphony Orchestra Wind Ensemble and freelanced regularly for the Taipei City Symphony Orchestra, Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra and the Taipei Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra. In 1997, she came to the US to pursue a Masters degree at the Mannes College of Music in New York City, NY. She graduated in 1999, earning the George and Elizabeth Gregory Award for Excellence in Performance. She then attended SUNY at Stony Brook for her DMA with a full scholarship. She has commissioned several marimba solo pieces and percussion duets. She also has the distinction of being the first percussionist to win the concerto competition at Stony Brook.


 

Park Doing

Park Doing

(BMI)

Park Doing is a producer, songwriter, Cornell University Lecturer and the band leader of The Atomic Forces. They play politically charged ‘Folk Atomique’ music based on folk, punk and electronica. Based and performing in upstate NY, their records have won critical acclaim. Their records “Lost in the Transfer” and “Stars Don’t Fade” were awarded Rock Record of the Year in the Ithaca Journal in 2001 and 2003. Their record “Prop Sensation”, the lyrics for which were statistics about economic disparity and the prison system in the US, was ‘Avant Rock’ record of the year honorable mention (behind Johnny Dowd) in 2009. In 2010 they began to incorporate homemade synth artist Trevor Pinch and to collaborate with the saxophonist Keir Neuringe. They also host the Brighspark Electronic Punk Folk Festival in Ithaca, NY each year.


 

Michael Ferenci

Michael Ferenci

(ASCAP)

Michael Ferenci is a very talented and achieved musician, composer and studio owner from Los Angeles, CA. He has composed for many major motion pictures, including Meet The Parents, Perfect Target, Lethal Force, Tales You Win – Heads You’re Dead, To Serve & Protect, and more. He also has composed for radio, TV, and cartoons, including History Channel productions, Girlfriends, TV’s Funniest, Animal Adventures, PBS Mini Series Beyond The Medal, Modern Marvels, Planets Funniest, True Hollywood Stories, The Bernie Mac Show, Biography, Great Cars, Boy Meets World, The Mia Farrow Story, The Mask, Johnny Bravo and a host of international television shows. As a studio guitarist, bassist and trombonist, he’s performed on multiple albums, film scores and live productions including sessions with Michael Jackson, Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, The Walt Disney Company and other luminaries.


 

Javon Flax

Javon Flax

(ASCAP)

Musician and composer, Javon Flax, began studying music in his hometown of Miami, FL. He started by learning the trumpet for the school band and later progressed to percussion and piano. With a vast knowledge of many styles of music, he performed in many school and local bands throughout Miami. He’s currently studying Electronic Production and Design at Berklee College of Music. Utilizing his skills in digital music technology, Javon he was a finalist in the 2008 Berklee Sound Collage Contest. He spends his time composing contemporary music with a Berklee based production team for singers and instrumentalists.


 

Stoyan Ganev

Stoyan Ganev

(ASCAP)

Stoyan Ganev began studying music at the age of 13. In 1998 Stoyan Ganev entered The Bulgarian National Conservatory “Pancho Vladigerov” where he studied double bass and piano and toured with the most famous Bulgarian jazz musicians. In 2004 he enrolled at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to study with Professor Tom Warrington. It was there where he met distinguished composer, arranger and producer Johnny Pate, with whom he studied film scoring. In 2008 Stoyan moved from Las Vegas to Ottawa, Canada where he started his own studio, “Ganevmusic”, that produces music for motion pictures. In Ottawa, Canada he wrote most of the music for YouTube sensation The Arrivals Reloaded and Phase, otherwise known as the Wake up Project. Stoyan also has scored numerous short films, trailers, commercials, website advertisements, documentaries, and TV Series.


 

Zeno Gill

Zeno Gill

(BMI)

Zeno Gill is an independent musician and founder of the indie record label Pox World Empire. When he isn’t playing or recording music, he spends time cultivating a career around his other talent, graphic/web design. He has a BA in English from Cornell University.


 

Devin Glass

Devin Glass

(ASCAP)

Devin’s love of music began more than 20 years ago with memories of Mozart played by his parents at Sunday morning breakfast and Van Halen rattling the walls of his older brothers bedroom. Since then he has become a multi instrumentalist and composer for the past 20 years. Upon graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2006 with a degree in film scoring, he has composed for many short films, commercials, documentaries and music libraries. He has worked with directors and producers from all over the United States and elsewhere in the world collaborating on award winning projects. For five years in a row he wrote music for some of the top short films at Campus Movie Fest, the largest college film festival in the world. He currently lives in New York city where he continues to compose.


 

Sean Kobuk Kennedy

Sean Kobuk Kennedy

(BMI)

Sean Kobuk Kennedy has been performing and writing both solo and in countless bands on both coasts for the last 25+ years. After relocating to Ithaca, NY in the late 90’s he began concentrating on songwriting, recording and producing other artists. In 2005 he released a solo cd entitled “Angels in the Rearview Mirror” on renowned music co-op I Town Records. “Train” was placed on episode #11 of the PBS series “Roadtrip Nation in 2007” (as a segway for the interview with Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke). “Dead and Done” was Pop Punk song of the day on Garageband and “Lost Boys” received an honor award from the Great American Songwriting contest in 2005. He is currently working on a new release for 2010.


 

Neil Larson

Neil Larson

(BMI)

Currently based out of the Seacoast, NH area, Neil Larson has been musically active his entire life. Beginning with piano lessons at age 5, and incorporating guitar at 12, he continued training on both instruments throughout college. While taking courses in film scoring and computer music at the Eastman School of Music in the late 90s, he also began composing and producing soundtracks for graduate student animation projects. Four years later, he found himself working as audio director at a renowned Boston-based rich-media firm. While there, he composed music for clients including Dell, Adobe, Microsoft, Red Sox Foundation, Cirque du Soleil, and more. Since 2002, he’s created soundtracks for full-length indie films; has produced, mastered, and released numerous solo albums as Dr Nigel; and has created countless dance remixes for various artists and compilations in his home studio. He also composes, produces and performs on keys with live electronic act Psylab.


 

Judson Lee

Judson Lee

(ASCAP)

Judson Lee has been surrounded by music his whole life. Judson and all of his siblings started studying piano at the age of five and by the age of ten were required to study a second instrument, his instrument chosen was cello. At the age of sixteen he was encouraged to take up a third instrument and he chose the electric bass guitar. After graduating high school, Judson was offered a full scholarship to play piano in Liberty University’s premier traveling group and he continued his musical studies there in Piano performance. While still continuing his musical education he had the opportunity to record a full orchestration session in Indianapolis at Air Borne Studios for a piece he composed for a Christmas project, which was later published by Prism Music. Around the same time he was invited by a National Fine Arts competition to compose and arrange the orchestration for a guest artist solo on the final day of the competition. Since graduating with a piano performance degree he has had the privilege to record another song in a Christmas project, and have multiple contemporary songs recorded by local groups. He currently is composing music for film and television underscore.


 

Mike Letourneau

Mike Letourneau

(BMI)

Having worked with Soundtrack Boston since 2002, Mike Letourneau currently engineers studio E. He’s worked with WGBH on such programs as American Experience, Masterpiece Theater, and the Ken Burns documentary, “The War”. Mike has also mixed various TV and radio jobs for ESPN, Radioshack, McDonalds, Stop & Shop, and Boston Beer Company, not to mention finding work as a session guitarist.


 

Jeremy Mage

Jeremy Mage

(BMI)

Grammy-winning multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Mage musical tools have a rare combination of breadth and depth. He began playing piano and synthesizers at age 8. At 12, inspired by emerging bands such as Sonic Youth, he picked up the guitar. Since then, he’s studied Indian classical flute in Varanasi, Cuban timba in Havana, Mandinka grooves in West Africa, and improvisation with Fred Frith. He has toured the world performing original music and has played keys with the Easy Star All Stars, Lizz Wright, and afro funk diva Wunmi among many others.


 

Brain McKeever

Brian McKeever

(ASCAP)

After joining Soundtrack in December 1992, Brian McKeever swiftly moved up the ranks, eventually taking over Studio D. In 1998 he left to do software product management at Cakewalk Music Software in Cambridge. However, after realizing how life can be dealing with software engineers, he returned to Soundtrack in June 1999 and is now enjoying life back in a creative and fun environment. His clients include Toyota, Vonage, Monster.com, Roomba, GameTap and Atari.


 

Mike McMahon

Michael McMahon

(ASCAP)

Michael McMahon started writing music shortly after taking up guitar at age 11 and never stopped. He gigged throughout high school and after graduating from Berklee, became a Staff Composer/Producer at Handsome Bros. Music, composing custom music for film, tv, radio and digital media. Media clients included Frontline, Nova, Fox TV, Animal Planet and the Howard Stern Show. Corporate clients included Gillette, OldNavy, Volkswagen, Ocean Spray and Best Western. As a live performer, Mike has shared the stage with Sheryl Crow, Train, Santana, Seal, the Beach Boys and Matchbox20. He currently gigs in 3 bands, Secret Service, Funbucket and the Baze Band. His studio in Marblehead, Ma, is called Clifton Sound.


 

Scott Miller

Scott Miller

(ASCAP)

Scott Miller began his professional career at the age of 14 playing guitar in various nightclubs throughout Michigan. At 17, he toured Europe for 3 months performing in over 100 shows. After his first European tour, he attended and graduated from the Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors degree in Music. He went on to play in various original bands, such as Beat Surrender. He has performed with artists such as Santana, Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby and Willie Nelson. His experience has extended to playing guitar and composing for local as well as national Radio and TV commercials.


 

Jason Moore

Jason Moore

(ASCAP)

For 16 years, Jason Moore has composed music for a broad range of mediums spanning feature films, documentaries, national ADDY award winning TV and radio commercials, multimedia, and even projects for major record labels. Over the years, he has worked with composers such as Andy Milburn (The Mothman Prophecies, The Hills Have Eyes), Danny Lux (Grey’s Anatomy, Boston Legal), and Mike Post (Law and Order) to name a few. After working in LA, Boston, and Chicago for many ad agencies and film production companies, he opened up Jason Moore Music and Sound in Oklahoma City in 2005. In addition to his film scoring work, he continues to do work for ad agencies and music houses all over.


 

William D Lucey

William D Lucey

(BMI)

William (Decky) Lucey is best known for being the bass player and main songwriter with Irish band Rubyhorse who made Boston their second home after arriving there on a cold winters night in January 1997 with nothing but a sleeping bag and a phone number. After a major label bidding war, they signed a record deal with Universal Interscope and released a series of albums. They were a national touring act for ten years, playing with the likes of Sheryl Crow, REM, David Gray and Maroon 5 to mention a few. Career highlights include several Billboard top 20’s including the hit Sparkle, appearances on Letterman, Leno, Conan and George Harrison of the Beatles guesting on William’s composition Punchdrunk. After Rubyhorse, he began composing music for film and tv and his songs have appeared in many shows and commercials including Frontline, Nova, Rescue me, Smallville, Dawsons creek, The Olympics and the NHL. He has scored commercials for numerous clients including KFC, Blue cross Blue shield and Harvard Business Review. He has also contributed music to several films including On Broadway, Rug Rats and Sidewalks of New York. Several of his trailers have been nominated for Emmys with one win. William splits his time between Boston and Ireland, maintaining a studio in both. His most recent work includes writing the title track for Mick Flannery’s album Red to Blue which spent a month at number 1 in Ireland. He is currently working on his second solo record under the name Leftbank. He also occasionally teaches at Berklee College of Music in the music production/songwriting departments.


 

Jeffery Peters

Jeffrey Peters

(ASCAP)

With a B.A. from Syracuse University, Jeff Peters graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in Television, Radio and Film. Being a Music Industry minor, he has a passion for all things music and audio, especially in conjunction with visual media. He brings over 15 years of musical experience and an extensive knowledge of recording techniques and software to his projects.


 

Simeon Redmond

Simeon Redmond

(ASCAP)

Simeon Redmond founded a group called the Sim Redmond Band 10 years ago, forging new ground in roots music. They’ve traveled around the globe playing with the likes of moe., the Neville Brothers, the Wailers, Jimmy Cliff and Habib Koite. Their style is a unique blend of roots-rock, Afro-Carribean and reggae music. They’ve toured extensively, selling over 10 thousand records in the U.S and over to 20,000 in Japan, where they’ve toured numerous times.


 

Tim Reppert

Tim Reppert

(ASCAP)

Composer, bassist, recording engineer and producer Tim Reppert studied at Berklee College of Music, and has worked as a recording engineer and studio session musician in New York City, Boston, and Ithaca where his own production studio now flourishes. He is currently performing with a jazz string group Water Bear and in a backup band for a gifted singer/songwriter Crow Greenspun. In his successful career, he’s recorded for diverse clients such as Sly Stone, Whitney Houston, The Beastie Boys, Grand Master Flash and Kool & The Gang. For the past 11 years, he’s also been a resident Sound Designer for the Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca, creating over 80 sound scores and compositions for the company’s wide range of productions. His sound design skills have also reached to Vermont Stage for “Syringa Tree” and to NYC for an off-Broadway production of “The Soup Comes Last”. He’s also done custom music for Royal Caribbean and Network Health among many others.


 

Nate Richardson

Nate Richardson

(ASCAP)

Composer and multi-instrumentalist Nate Richardson grew up in Boston, and throughout his childhood his parents saw his talent for music and made sure that he had the tools and space to grow into a creative and skilled musician. Landing at Berklee College of Music in the early 90s, he studied Film Scoring and eventually earned his degree in Jazz Composition. As a player he shied away from the competitive bebop Jazz style and found himself falling more and more deeply in love with Reggae. More than 10 years of recording and touring in the US and abroad as a multi-instrumentalist with bands including Sim Redmond Band (4+yrs), John Brown’s Body (7+yrs), and Badema Band (3yrs), gave him a front row seat to many of the inner workings of the music industry. Eventually relocating to Ithaca in 2001, he began to apply all he had learned as a recording musician to his new job as night engineer at REP Studio, Ithaca’s busiest music production and commercial recording studio. He quickly earned owner Tim Reppert’s favor by turning out great work on project after project. When Tim moved to Boston in the summer of 2006 Nate took over full time as head engineer of REP Studio and has successfully maintained the high level of professionalism and quality that their clients have counted on for years.


 

David Rojas

David Rojas

(ASCAP)

David (aka “Leggo”) Rojas began his journey with music by scouring the Roadium Swap Meet for vinyl, tapes and hard to find music that fueled his passion for great samples. At 15 he purchased the ASR-10, and along with his mom’s “state of the art” component turntable/tape deck/radio set up, began making beats. He’s cut his teeth spinning for clubs, music industry events, corporate events and touring, as well as producing custom music for film/TV licensing, indie and major label artists, and national ad campaigns. Some clients include – Interscope Records, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, MGM, Paramount Pictures, Def Jam, Scion, Red Bull, Reebok, K-Swiss, DGK, Mad Media Films, MTV, Showtime Networks, FX Networks and many others.


 

Charles Shew

Charles Shew

(BMI)

Charlie Shew played with several name bands in the 70s and 80s, including 2 years with Orleans (Hits include “Still The One”, “Dance With Me”, Etc..), a year with Mick Ronson (Original guitarist for David Bowie) and a year with Robbie Dupree (Hits include “Steal Away” & “Hot Rod Hearts”). He also worked on the soundtrack of the Michael Mann TV show “Crime Story” with Todd Rundgren. He worked for several years at Glyph Technologies as head test engineer for their storage products for the audio industry. He has been performing with Samite Of Uganda for several years and continues to stay active in the live performing and composing/recording world.


 

Darien Shulman

Darien Shulman

(ASCAP)

Darien Shulman is a very successful composer and arranger. While attending Northwestern University for his B.Mus and Juilliard for his M.Mus, he composed numerous orchestral works, one of which was premiered by the Juilliard Orchestra.


 

David Sicilian

David Sicilian

(BMI)

David Sicilian is the bassist for a band called, The Shills. Their music walks a fine line between delicate beauty and jolting, body shaking rock. Formed in early 2004, they have been cultivating a sound built from exacting musicianship and creative flexibility. Experimental in nature, their record explores new sounds while holding the course set by their previous releases. They draw on a wide range of influences such as The Beatles, Soundgarden, Radiohead, Pearl Jam, Jeff Buckley, Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Pedro The Lion and many more. With a nod to the past, they are making accessible, yet challenging, new sounds.


 

Jason Spaker

Jason Spaker

(ASCAP)

Jason Spaker is the front man rebel charm and forthright Dub-Rock which make J-san and the Analogue Sons a life-force that evokes the integrity of Bob Marle and the earthy soul of Ben Harper. With their extraordinary sophomore effort SoundResistance on I-Town Records, these dub-rock warriors are sharing their music with the world. Their incredibly powerful vocals are reminiscent of the great soul singers of any era. Deftly moving from love songs dripping with emotion to fiery protest songs that send fists pumping and spines tingling! They’ve have shared the stage with Toots and the Maytals, Burning Spear, The Wailers, The Itals, John Browns Body, Spearhead, Martin Luther,Isreal Vibrations, Easy Star All-Stars, Citizen Cope, Soulive,String Cheese Incident to name a few.Their music is a genre bending blend of reggae, rock, afrobeat and roots soul. Innovative modern sounds with a decidedly urban flavor that will, at times, make the dance floor tremble, and then make it sway.


 

Ben Zecker

Ben Zecker

(ASCAP)

Ben works professionally as a session/live multi-keyboardist, producer, orchestrator/arranger and film composer. Though currently based in Boston, his talents have taken him around the US, Canada, Asia, Europe, and most recently Africa. Besides being a very busy gigging musician, Ben is constantly working in the studio as one of Boston’s top session keyboards players and string arrangers with a continually widening discography. In addition to sessions and gigging, Ben has taken up the role of a film composer, writing/programming orchestral and hybrid scores for local independent films, soundtrack production libraries (NY/Boston) and also pitching for major corporate advertising agencies, TV shows and Hollywood films on the writing/production team Firstseed Productions based in Los Angeles. Ben recently started his own production company called Full Spectrum Scoring which provides custom, cinematic music and sound design.