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Garth Neustadter ’12MM nominated for Emmy Award

Original score to PBS documentary garners an Emmy nomination for composition student
July 22, 2011

The Yale School of Music is pleased to announce that composer Garth Neustadter ’12MM has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his score for the PBS documentary John Muir in the New World. The score was recorded at Yale with members of the Yale Philharmonia, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and the Linden String Quartet. Neustadter is a student in the School of Music’s composition program, where he studies with Christopher Theofanidis.

In 2007 Neustadter won first prize in the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition. He was subsequently commissioned by Turner Classic Movies and Warner Bros. to compose, record and produce the score for the film The White Sister.

Five composers received nominations in the category of Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score): Alf H. Clausen (for “Treehouse Of Horror XXI,” an episode of The Simpsons), Ron Jones (for the “Road To The North Pole” episode of Family Guy), Walter Murphy (for the “And Then There Were Fewer” episode of Family Guy), Garth Neustadter (for the “John Muir In The New World” episode of American Masters), and Jeff Richmond (for the “100” episode of 30 Rock).

About Garth Neustadter

Garth Neustadter is an Emmy Award-nominated composer and multi-instrumentalist currently pursuing graduate studies in composition at the Yale School of Music. His work has appeared in feature-length productions by PBS, Turner Classic Movies, and Warner Bros. The Baltimore Sun says of his music, “The guy’s a natural, as his soaring theme makes plain.” Garth gained international attention in 2007 when he won first prize in the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition. He was subsequently commissioned by Turner Classic Movies and Warner Brothers to compose and produce the feature-length musical score for the film The White Sister, which premiered on the TCM channel. Most recently, he scored the PBS documentary John Muir in the New World, for which he received a Primetime Emmy nomination.

Garth is a five-time DownBeat Magazine award winner in the areas of composition, classical violin performance, and jazz saxophone performance. His achievements have been profiled in USA Today, the Baltimore Sun, Film Music Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, DownBeat, and the National Federation of Music Clubs Review. He has received an ASCAP Morton Gould Award, an ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award, and an ASCAP fellowship for film scoring at Aspen, as well as multiple awards from the National Federation of Music Clubs. He was recently selected as one of ten finalists in the International Transatlantyk Film Music Competition. Garth holds degrees in violin and voice performance from the Lawrence Conservatory of Music.

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