BRUCE BROUGHTON (b 1945 )
One of the most versatile composers working today, Bruce Broughton writes in every medium, from theatrical releases and TV feature films to the concert stage and computer games. His first major film score, for the Lawrence Kasdan Western Silverado, brought him an Oscar nomination. His very next project, a classically styled score for Barry Levinson’s Young Sherlock Holmes, earned a GRAMMY® nomination for the soundtrack album. With more than 20 Emmy nominations, Broughton has received a record 10. Among his wind band/ensemble compositions are American Hero, Concerto for Piccolo and Wind Ensemble, Concerto for Tuba and Winds, New Era, Oliver’s Birthday, A Frontier Overture, California Legend, Excursions for Trumpet and Band, and Harlequin (commissioned by Emory). Broughton is a board member of ASCAP, a governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, a former governor of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and past president of the Society of Composers and Lyricists. He has taught film composition in the Advanced Film Music Studies program at the University of Southern California and is a frequent lecturer at the University of California, Los Angeles.