Steve Dancz has composed and conducted orchestral scores for television (Super Bowl XLV, Designing Women) and motion pictures (Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas, Grim Prairie Tales starring James Earl Jones), including numerous original scores for National Geographic Films, the Discovery Networks, Paramount Pictures, Columbia Pictures and PBS. He has performed and/or recorded with many artists including The Chieftains, Eddie Harris, Martin Taylor and Clark Terry, and has performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the World Festival of Sacred Music at the request of His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Dancz co-founded and served as Academic Director of the UGA Music Business Program, directed the UGA Jazz Studies Program for two decades and is currently active as a composer/producer/performer leading seminars and master classes in the US and Europe. "Declaration Anthem" is the soundtrack Dancz composed for the Super Bowl XLV broadcast of the film “Tribute to the Declaration of Independence,” featuring Ret. Gen. Colin Powell, and with 165 million viewers set a new worldwide broadcast record.  "Heart of Independence" was the featured score in the film airing as part of the Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast, breaking the previous viewership record with a total of 167 million viewers.  He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences where he served two terms on the Board of Governors.

 

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