To send light into the darkness of men’s hearts -
such is the duty of the artist.
— Robert Schumann
 
 

Hailed by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers as a "Composer to Watch", Los Angeles based composer Grant Fonda has collaborated with numerous creatives on a growing array of notable projects, including the award-winning The Dating Project (dir. Jonathan Cipiti, 2018) and Down the Fence (2017) (dir. MJ Isakson), the jingles for the international smash hit plush Suprizamal toys, and Caress Reeves’ award-winning animated funk-opera Mothership Opera (2015). Grant has worked for award-winning composers Thomas Newman and Heitor Pereira on Spectre, Bridge of Spies, and Minions. He also has collaborated with the late James Horner on TITANIC (Live!) and Pax de Deux (double concerto), and John Debney on Disneyland-California Adventure's World of Color: Celebrate! The Wonderful World of Walt Disney.

 

He has been a composing fellow for Film Independent & ASCAP's Project Involve, a distinguished presenter at NYU's Music and the Moving Image Conference, and is an alumnus of the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. Grant is an alumnus of USC's acclaimed Screen Scoring program, where he studied privately with Emmy-winning composer, Bruce Broughton, and he is a recipient of the coveted Harry Warren Endowed Memorial Scholarship.