Garth Neustadter ’12MM nominated for Emmy Award

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). MORE

Published July 22, 2011
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David Kurtz ’80MM garners three Emmy nominations

David Kurtz receiving the School of Music Alumni Certificate of Merit in 2004

David Kurtz, right, receiving the School of Music Alumni Certificate of Merit in 2004, with Dean Robert Blocker

David Kurtz ’80MM, a composer and lyricist, has been nominated for three Emmy Awards.

One nomination is for Outstanding Achievement In Music Direction And Composition For A Drama Series; Kurtz, along with fellow composer Jack Allocco and music supervisors Mike Dobson and Bryan Harrison, was nominated for his work on The Young and the Restless. Kurtz also received two nominations in the category of Outstanding Original Song for a Drama Series: one for “All My Days Filled with You” and the other for “For All Time,” both co-written with Jack Allocco. MORE

Published May 15, 2009
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