JAMES PETERSON (b.1966)

Composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist and teacher: Educated at the UCLA School of Music, and an adjunct faculty member of Santa Monica Emeritus College,  James Peterson has an extensive background writing music for media and the concert stage. He lives in Mar Vista California with his wife Kathy, his two sons, Keanu and Koa and their three cats, Dragon, Lola and Chewy.

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AWARDS AND HONORS

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra PSO/ Heinz Audience of the Future Award

Salford International Composing Competition 3rd prize

Jerry Goldsmith Gold Spirit Award, Cordoba Spain

International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Breakout Composer of the Year

International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Best Action Adventure Score

International Film Music Critics Association (IFMCA) Nomination, Score of the Year

Hollywood Music in Media Award

Movie Music UK Breakout Composer of the Year

82nd Annual Academy Awards Moving Images Suite

UCLA School of Music graduated with honors