Meet BruceA truly unique blend of engineering skill and creative talent is brought together in Bruce Chianese. His array of musical pieces encompasses a broad range of genres, from animation to heavy drama. His fresh style and innovative techniques combine to bring music to a scene that evokes the emotion you want from your audiences.

After performing as a keyboardist and starting his first studio in San Diego, Bruce went on to attend Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Film Scoring and Composition. Moving to Los Angeles he teamed with highly regarded composer, Geoff Levin to collaborate on a wide range of successful musical endeavors which led to award-winning scores for feature film, television, record albums, animated children's programming, theme park attractions and large-scale theatrical productions.

Recognized as an expert in the industry, Bruce has received numerous accolades and awards, including the prestigious Cine Golden Eagle for his score for the motion picture, My Neighborhood, as well as an Emmy nomination for Disney's Spaceship Earth, and an Oscar nomination for his contributions to the short, The Janitor. His music for Qwerty was voted the Best Original Movie Score at the Nashville International Film Festival. His soundtrack for Echoes was nominatd Best Music Score at the AOF Megafest in Las Vegas, and his score for Halfway to Hell was nominated for Best Music at the Action on Film Fetival. His film score for You Can't Kill Stephen King debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and won the People's Choice Award at the Auburn Film Festival. His Act of Love was nominated Best Sound Design at the Hollywood Dreams Festival. His score for Power of Choice won a Telly Award. Other film credits include such successful independent features as Mobius, Lonesome Jim, Hot Boyz, Darkwolf, Epic Movie, and the documentary The Valley of the T-Rex.

On television Bruce's music has been heard on such hit shows as The Sopranos, Friends, Street Sharks, and Sabrina the Animated Series. In the corporate world he has produced music for Microsoft, Lexus, and other high-technology companies.

Bruce's compositional and arranging skills, along with his exceptional work as a sound engineer and editor, have also led to community service appearances. Bruce is a regular guest lecturer on the subject of film music composition at UCLA Extension, and teaches Master classes in music at local colleges. He is a guest speaker on For the Record, a series broadcast on KPFK public radio featuring discussions on the film music industry. Bruce is also a composer panelist at the Pan African Film Festival.

A truly unique talent, Bruce is that rare combination of technical expertise and creative artistry.

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Interview #1: Scoring Emotion

Interview #2: Live Instruments