crafted music Telling your story through sound
Based in Los Angeles, Grant is a composer who has collaborated with numerous creatives on a wide array of notable projects, including the acclaimed The Dating Project (dir. Jonathan Cipiti, 2018), the award-winning Down the Fence (2017) (dir. MJ Isakson), and the jingles for the international smash hit plush SUPRIZAMAL toys. He has an intense love for melody that tells a story and for the people who bring those stories to life on screen and in the recording studio.
As an orchestrator, Grant has had the opportunity to serve in music departments for award-winning composers Thomas Newman and Heitor Pereira on major motion pictures such as Spectre, Bridge of Spies, and Minions. He also has worked for 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 (2012), and is an alumnus of the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis. Grant received high honors from USC's Scoring for Motion Picture and Television Program (SMPTV), where he studied privately with Emmy-winning composer, Bruce Broughton. He is also the only alumni of the program to have scored a commercial representing the entire university (2016). He holds degrees from The Master's University (BM, Composition), The University of Missouri-Columbia (MM, Composition), and the University of Southern California (GRCT, Scoring for Motion Picture & Television).
Grant is joyfully married to Carley, is a foodie, and is easily persuaded by a well-prepared espresso. They are proud parents of their son, Ezekiel James, and an always-joyful Beagle named Tozer.
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