Danny Gray

Composer for Film and Multimedia

Bio

 

Danny Gray is an internationally awarded composer of film, television, multimedia and concert music.

He has composed music for over 600 episodes of television airing on ABC, NBC, History Channel, National Geographic, and Investigation Discovery.  Credits include Dateline, 20/20, NY Med, American Pickers, and On the Case with Paula Zahn.  Narrative and documentary film credits include One Penny (dir. Michael DeVita), My Day (dir. Paul Kelly), and the hit YouTube comedy short Hell No (dir. Joe Nicolosi).  His film scores have been heard at South by Southwest, FanTasia, the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, and various other festivals worldwide. 

On the concert stage, Danny's orchestral and choral music has been premiered and recorded by numerous ensembles in the U.S. and abroad.  His orchestral work Summer Mountains was premiered by the Chelsea Symphony in March 2017, and praised as "brilliant... a colorful, programmatic piece" (New York Music Daily).  He received the Manhattan Choral Ensemble's 2015 "New Music for New York" award for Evening Over My City, a work that also earned him an honorable mention for the 2015 American Prize in Composition.  His choral setting of poetry by Robert Louis Stevenson, Under the Night Sky, was awarded a world premiere in 2014 by the Australian Boys Choir in celebration of their 75th anniversary, and was commercially released on their subsequent album "75".

He has written incidental music for two world premiere theatrical productions by The Theatre Project in New York City, composed an original ballet score for Illuminations Dance Company, and participated as a composer in the RIPFEST Collaborative Film Project.

Danny holds a B.M. in Composition from Purchase College Conservatory of Music.  He has studied film scoring at NYU and USC, and was a participant in the NYU/ASCAP Buddy Baker Film Scoring Workshop.  Danny currently serves as the Administrator for the Society of Composers & Lyricists in New York and enjoys being part of the vibrant local film scoring community.


Honors and Awards

 

2017             Winner                    The Chelsea Symphony

                                                     Composition Competition

 

2015             Winner                    Manhattan Choral Ensemble

                                                      "New Music for New York" Competition

 

2014              Finalist                   Oticons Faculty

                                                       International Film Music Competition

 

2014              Winner                    The Australian Boys Choir

                                                      Composition Competition

 

2013              Selectee                 RIPFEST Collaborative Film Project in New York City

 

2007              Selectee                 NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop

 


Danny's film scores have appeared at international festivals and events including: