Commission for Super Bowl XLVIII: Tribute to the Declaration of Independence: Jennifer Pransky, producer, FOX Broadcasting, Los Angeles, CA, 2013-2014. HEART OF INDEPENDENCE was composed between DECEMBER 2013 and  January 2014, mixed at Skywalker Ranch, broadcast February 2, 2014 to 165 million people,the  largest viewing audience to date in broadcast history.

Commission for Super Bowl XLV: Tribute to the Declaration of Independence: Jennifer Pransky, producer, FOX Broadcasting, Los Angeles, CA, 2010-2011. DECLARATION ANTHEM was broadcast February 6, 2011 with viewership totaling 162 million people.

Discovery/BBC: Super Swarms, Susan Winslow/Sara Kaplan, producers, 2010.

National Geographic Channel: Built for the Kill, On The Edge, Undercover History, 2010.

National Geographic Channel: Wild Chronicles, 2010.

Discovery Channel: Discovery Civilization, 2010.

GAC Network: The Girls Outdoors, Jennifer Wysocki, producer, 2007.

Discovery Channel: Who Betrayed Anne Frank, Wynette Yao, producer, 2003.

National Geographic Special: Inside Mecca, PBS Special, Anisa Mehdi, producer, 2003.

ESPN: Formula One Racing Series, Atlanta Teleproductions, Richard Vogan, producer, 2001-2002.

National Geographic: The Raising of the Hunley, John Bredar, producer, 2001, DVD release.

National Geographic: Great White: Deep Trouble, John Bredar, producer, 2000, DVD release.

National Geographic: The Filmmakers, John Mernit, producer, 1999, DVD release.

National Geographic: Dinosaur Fever, John Bredar, producer, 1998, DVD release.

National Geographic: Wildlife Filmmakers: Tanzania, John Mernit, producer, 1998.

National Geographic: Wildlife Filmmakers: Polar Passion, John Mernit, producer, 1998.

National Geographic: Wildlife Filmmakers: Belize, John Mernit, producer, 1998.

National Geographic: Firebombers of the Western Skies, John Bredar, producer, 1998.

National Geographic: Montserrat: Volcano Island, Margaret McEvoy, producer, 1997.

National Geographic: Zambezi River Journey, Chris Weber, producer, 1995. 

National Geographic: Vietnam - Wildlife for Sale, Margaret McEvoy, producer, 1995.

National Geographic: Nurse Sharks - A Savage Kind of Love, John Bredar, producer, 1995.

National Geographic: Flight Over Africa, Special, Chris Weber, producer, 1994.

PBS: Livin' on the Net with Howard Rheingold, Michael Wiese, producer/director, 1996.

PBS: Diet for a New America, Ed Schuman, director, Michael Wiese, producer, 1991.

PBS Addicted Professionals, Bill Kronick, director, Michael Wiese, producer, 1991.

CBS/Columbia Pictures: Designing Women, Harry Thomason & Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, producers, 1990.

Bailey's Harem: Independent Television Pilot, Michael Fairman, director, 1989.

Turner Broadcasting/Ohlmeyer Communications: Portrait of America: West Virginia,

        Don Ohlmeyer, producer, Michael Scott, director, 1988.

New World Pictures: Hellraiser (Theatrical/TV Trailer), Clive Barker, director, 1987.

Paramount Pictures: How to Stop The One You Love From Drinking, Arnold Shapiro, producer,

          Michael Scott, director, 1987.



 Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas – Michael Wiese, producer/director, 2007.

Panasonic: Blue Ray Café - High Definition Theater, film for Panasonic Japan, Consumer Electronics Show, Carol Beck, director, Las Vegas, 2007.

Coyote's Honor: Independent feature, Michael Wiese, director, 1997.

 Grim Prairie Tales: Independent feature with James Earl Jones, Richard Hahn, producer, Wayne Coe, director, 1990.

 Nightfall: New Horizons - MGM.  Feature in assoc. with Serafine FX, Roger Corman,producer, Paul Mayersburg, director, 1988.

Blackbird: Lockheed Aerospace/Smithsonian Institution, Bob Mehnart, director, 1988.

Celebration in Watercolor: HBO, Erik Friedel, director, 1987.

Brothers: Independent Short, John Teal, director, 1988.



TYSYS: VanDerKloot Film & Television, Bill VanDerKloot, producer, 2001.

Sapelo: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Becky Marshall, producer, 2001.

The Big Blue: IBM, Interactive CD-Rom. Michael Thomas, producer, 1993.

Nightflyer: Lockheed Aerospace/Smithsonian Institution, Bob Mehnart, director, 1990.

Looking Forward: U.S. Air Force, Devon Hawker, director, 1989.

High Flyer: The SR-71, Lockheed Aerospace, Bob Mehnart, director, 1987.

Maximum Effort: U.S. Navy, John Teal, director, 1987.

Alert: Adpro-Australia, John Teal, director, 1986.

Orion: Lockheed Aerospace, Erik Friedel, director, 1985.



The PGA Salutes Charles Sifford: Ideas United, Vikas Shah, producer, 2014.

National Campaigns: Chiat/Day/Mojo (Los Angeles), J. Walter Thompson (San Francisco), VanDerKloot Film & Television (Atlanta).



National Public Radio/Peach State Public Radio: The Global Society, co-produced by American Society of International Law and the Dean Rusk Center for International & Comparative Law, David Bryant, producer, 1997.

National Public Radio/Peach State Public Radio: The Bigger Picture, David Bryant, producer, 1993.



HEART of INDEPENDENCE: Soundtrack for “Tribute to the Declaration of Independence,”

            Produced for Super Bowl XLVIII broadcast, February 2014.

            Digital release, iTunes /Amazon, Placement Music Records, 2014.

BREATHING: Digital release, Three Lion Records, U.S.A./Europe, Danczteam Music, BMI,2014.

DECLARATION ANTHEM: Soundtrack for “Tribute to the Declaration of Independence," produced for Super Bowl XLV broadcast, February, 2011. Digital release, iTunes /Amazon, Placement Music Records, 2011.

Music from A Pilgrimage: SACRED SITES OF THE DALAI LAMAS, soundtrack, 2011.

PROMISED LAND: CD release, Three Lion Records, U.S.A./Europe, Danczteam Music, BMI,1992.

On albums released CBS-EMI/Europe, Danczteam Music/Ja'Nikki Songs, BMI, 1984-86.



National Geographic Films, Discovery Networks International, ESPN, 2001-2018.



- Declarations:

University of Georgia Commencement, Sanford Stadium, Commissioned April 2014.

- O’ Tannenbaum:

Gwinnett Bands, Laura Moates Stanley, Commissioned September, 2014.

- Hymn to Milarepa:

Indiana University and the University of Georgia, 1980-81.

- Tathagata:

University of Georgia, 1979, University of Northern Colorado, 1981.



2009-present             Director, UGA Jazz Study Abroad, Alessandria, Italy

2012-2013                  Director, SAE Institute, Atlanta Campus, Atlanta, GA

2005-2009                Academic Director, Co-Founder, UGA Music Business Program

1992–2012                 Director, UGA Jazz Studies Program, Athens, GA

1988-1992                 California State University, jazz and commercial music faculty,Fullerton, CA



·      Music Business/Entrepreneurship, Film/TV Scoring, Post Production, Applied Music

·      Desktop Production, Jazz/Pop Piano, Jazz Improvisation

·      Jazz Band (Large Ensemble), Jazz Combo (Small Ensembles)



1986                            Studies in Film Scoring with Earle Hagen, Los Angeles, CA

1980                            Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude with General Honors and Honors in Music,University of Georgia

1980-85                      Applied studies in Jazz Piano with Harold Danko (through National Endowment for the Arts grant), Monty Alexander, Tom Ferguson




  • Featured Speaker: Conference, Jazz#Forum (Flemish Art Institute in conjunction with Jazz Lab), March, 2018, Leuven, Belgium. Topic: Cultivating the Mind of Entrepreneurship - The Artist’s Journey: Tips & Tools to Assist Musicians on the Creative Path Toward a Sustainable Career.
  • Featured Speaker: University of Virginia, Center for Teaching Excellence, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Information Technology and hosted by UVA’s Teaching   and Learning Technology Committee, Charlottesville, VA. April, 2018. Topic: Transitioning from The Traditional Classroom to The Virtual World—The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
  • The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences: Board of Governors, Atlanta Chapter, elected in 2011, current NARAS-Grammy voting member.     Board of Governors: 2011-2014.



  • Virginia Grand Military Band, Fairfax, VA. 2014.
  • Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. 2014.



“Sacred Sites of the Dalai Lamas,” available from Amazon. Soundtrack album, available on iTunes, released 2011. Hardcover book, featured as photographer, available from Amazon, published 2011.



Arnold, Golden, Gregory, Assunto vs. Shoup, music industry case, issues surrounding copyright and intellectual property, 2011.



Vivaldi Conservatory, Alessandria, Italy, 2009-present.



Winner, Hollywood Music in Media Award: Best Original Score, November, 2011.

Winner, two Silver Telly Awards: TV Programs-Music, June, 2011.


Guest lecturer: Rhode Island School of Design/Brown University, Filmmaker Series, 2009.


Master Classes: Brussels Conservatory, Jazz Improvisation, Scoring for Film/TV, Belgium, 2008-09.


Governor's Trade Mission to China: featured performance, Beijing, China, April, 2008.                      


Music Industry Task Force: appointed member by Gov. Sonny Perdue.

Chuck Leavell, chairman, 2007-10.


UGA Music Business Program: Co-founder, Academic Director. Programmatic development, created interdisciplinary curriculum between Terry College of Business and Hodgson School of Music, 2005 - 2008.


National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences: Invited judge, Emmy Awards, 2004.


Montreux Jazz Festival: performer/conductor, Montreux, Switzerland, July 1999.


Vienne Jazz Festival: performer/conductor, Vienne, France, July 1999.


Resistencia Folk and Pop Festival: Campamento Musical “Tocar la Vida,”

            Performing artist, lecturer, Resistencia, Argentina, July, 2001.


World Festival of Sacred Music: By invitation of His Holiness, XIVth Dalai Lama,

            Performing artist, Bangalore, India, 2000.


Art Center College of Design, Guest Lecturer, Film Scoring/Post Production, Pasadena, CA,



World Entertainment Corp: Director of A&R (selection and coordination of new material,

            songwriters and publishing companies), music producer, composer and arranger,

             Los Angeles, CA, 1985-86.


Independent Production and Session work: album dates, publishing demos and film/video   sessions, U.S. (Atlanta, New York, Los Angeles), and U.K. (London), 1984-85.


Royal Viking Line, Oslo, Norway: musical director/arranger/conductor, tours of Scandinavia,

Holland, Germany, Greece, Turkey, U.S.S.R., Romania, Brazil, Columbia, the Caribbean,

Japan, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Senegal, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Togo, Ivory Coast, 1981-83.


Performances/Recording dates: with Marcus Printup, The Chieftains, Eddie Harris, Martin Taylor,  

            Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Rufus Reid, Russell Malone, John Patitucci,Kevin Mahogany,

            Don Menza, Allen Vizzutti, Gus Mancuso, Jamey Aebersold and Clint Holmes.


National Endowment for the Arts Grant: Recipient, 1981.