Thanks to a grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, Emmy-award winning composer, orchestrator, arranger, and music director William Ross will visit Berklee on April 13, 14, and 15. While here, Bill will offer guest lectures and master classes, as well as participate in activities related to BMI at Berklee Day on Wednesday, April 14, including an open interview hosted by Film Scoring Department Chair, Dan Carlin.
William Ross is a proliﬁc, award-winning composer and arranger whose work has spanned feature ﬁlms, the recording industry and television. He recently completed the score to Universal Pictures' ﬁrst CGI-animated ﬁlm, The Tale of Despereaux, and has composed music for such ﬁlms as Ladder 49, The Game of Their Lives, Tuck Everlasting, The Young Black Stallion, and My Dog Skip. He also adapted and conducted the score to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Mr. Ross has arranged music for a remarkable list of artists including Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Buble, Kenny G., Sting, Quincy Jones, David Foster, Bette Midler, Barry Manilow, Mariah Carey, and Whitney Houston, to mention just a few. The records on which he has worked have sold over 250 million copies combined in the United States. He has served as Music Director and Conductor for many artists and occasions, including Barbra Streisand's historic 2006 and 2007 concert tours and the 79th Academy Awards ceremony in 2007, for which he received his second Emmy Award.
Mr. Ross is the recipient of four Emmy Awards, two BMI Film Music Awards, and was nominated for an Annie Award and a Grammy Award. For more information about Mr. Ross, visit williamrossmusic.com.