Biography

Emmy Award winning composer Bear McCreary was first launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to the hit series Battlestar Galactica, that was lauded by Variety as “the most innovative music on TV today.” It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com ranked McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, and recently WIRED Magazine declared him one of only five “Secret Weapons” of the television industry. McCreary was recently voted “Composers’ Choice Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers in ASCAP, the first award of its kind.

Bear has conducted orchestral performances of his music throughout North America and Europe, appearing at Fimucité in Tenerife, and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain. In July 2014, his music was performed by the L.A. Philharmonic and L.A. Master Choraleat the Hollywood Bowl, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Attending the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Bear completed degrees in composition and recording arts. However, his professional training came from film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mocking Bird). Bear was one of Bernstein’s select protégés, and learned the tools of the trade working with and orchestrating for the maestro. Bear spent his childhood immersed in film and television music; he is delighted now to contribute back to the genres that inspired him.

Emmy Award winning composer Bear McCreary was first launched into pop culture with his groundbreaking score to the hit series Battlestar Galactica, that was lauded by Variety as “the most innovative music on TV today.” It “fits the action so perfectly, it’s almost devastating: a sci-fi score like no other” (NPR). Io9.com ranked McCreary one of the Ten Best Science Fiction Composers of All Time, and recently WIRED Magazine declared him one of only five “Secret Weapons” of the television industry. McCreary was recently voted “Composers’ Choice Composer of the Year – Television” by his peers in ASCAP, the first award of its kind.

Bear has conducted orchestral performances of his music throughout North America and Europe, appearing at Fimucité in Tenerife, and the International Film Music Festival in Úbeda, Spain. In July 2014, his music was performed by the L.A. Philharmonic and L.A. Master Choraleat the Hollywood Bowl, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Attending the prestigious Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, Bear completed degrees in composition and recording arts. However, his professional training came from film music legend Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill a Mocking Bird). Bear was one of Bernstein’s select protégés, and learned the tools of the trade working with and orchestrating for the maestro. Bear spent his childhood immersed in film and television music; he is delighted now to contribute back to the genres that inspired him.

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Gender Male

Known Credits 39

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Official Site http://www.bearmccreary.com

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Sound TV ShowsMovies

2019 Godzilla: King of the MonstersOriginal Music Composer
2018 Into the Dark: Pooka!Music
2018 Welcome HomeOriginal Music Composer
2018 I Still See YouOriginal Music Composer
2018 Hell FestOriginal Music Composer
2018 TauMusic
2018 The Cloverfield ParadoxMusic
2017 UnrestOriginal Music Composer
2017 Happy Death DayOriginal Music Composer
2017 Rebel in the RyeOriginal Music Composer
2017 Victor CrowleyMusic Score Producer
2017 RevoltOriginal Music Composer
2016 ColossalOrchestrator
2016 ColossalOriginal Music Composer
2016 10 Cloverfield LaneMusic
2016 The BoyOriginal Music Composer
2016 The ForestMusic
2015 Digging Up the MarrowOriginal Music Composer
2015 EverlyOriginal Music Composer
2014 Outlander(29 episodes)Original Music Composer
2014 Angry Video Game Nerd: The MovieMusic
2014 Black Sails(38 episodes)Original Music Composer
2013 Europa ReportOriginal Music Composer
2013 Defiance(38 episodes)Original Music Composer
2013 Da Vinci's Demons(1 episode)Original Music Composer
2013 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & ChromeMusic
2013 Knights of BadassdomOriginal Music Composer
2012 Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome(10 episodes)Music
2011 The Cape(10 episodes)Original Music Composer
2010 The Walking Dead(3 episodes)Original Music Composer
2010 The Walking Dead(158 episodes)Music
2010 Human Target(12 episodes)Music
2009 Battlestar Galactica: The PlanOriginal Music Composer
2008 Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles(1 episode)Music
2007 Battlestar Galactica: RazorOriginal Music Composer
2007 Wrong Turn 2: Dead EndMusic
2006 Rest StopOriginal Music Composer
2006 Eureka(65 episodes)Music
2004 Battlestar Galactica(1 episode)Music
2004 Battlestar Galactica(113 episodes)Original Music Composer
2002 Periphery, TexasMusic

Acting

2017 Score: A Film Music Documentary as Himself
2014 Angry Video Game Nerd: The Movie as Zombie

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