Danny Gray is an internationally awarded composer of film and television scores, orchestral concert music, and multimedia soundtracks. His music has appeared in hundreds of episodes of television and has been performed by orchestras and ensembles throughout the United States and abroad. Working at the intersection of contemporary orchestral music and film/multimedia scoring, Danny's compositions span various genres and media.
He has contributed music to over 700 episodes of television on channels including ABC, NBC, History, National Geographic, and Investigation Discovery. Credits include NBC Dateline, 20/20, NY Med, American Pickers, and On the Case with Paula Zahn.
His original score to the independent feature film One Penny was nominated for Best Original Score at the 2017 World Music and Independent Film Festival. Other film scores have appeared at South by Southwest, FanTasia, the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, and various other festivals worldwide.
Danny's concert music has been performed and recorded by orchestras and choral ensembles in the U.S. and internationally. 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). For his choral composition Evening Over My City he received the Manhattan Choral Ensemble's 2015 "New Music for New York" award and was a finalist for the 2015 American Prize in Composition. Another choral work, Under the Night Sky, was awarded a world premiere by the Australian Boys Choir in celebration of their 75th anniversary, and was commercially released on their subsequent album "75".
He holds a B.M. in Composition from Purchase College Conservatory of Music, and has studied film scoring at NYU and USC. Danny currently serves as Administrator for the Society of Composers & Lyricists in New York and enjoys being part of the vibrant NYC film scoring community.