I am an Emmy nominated composer and the co-founder of the Music Interval Theory Academy (M.I.T.A). Since I began working on TV shows in the 1980s, I have composed music for numerous popular animated kids shows, for which I have received several awards and nominations. In 1997, my work on The Real Adventures of Jonny Quest resulted in my first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music Direction and Composition. My second Emmy nomination, this time for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition, came in 2005 for my work on The Batman (2004-2008). My work on The Batman also received a 2006 Annie Award for The Batman episode “The Laughing Bat.” On a whole, the show won a total of seven awards, including six Daytime Emmy awards out of a total 14 nominations. My other awards and nominations include an Annie Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement for Music Score in an Animated Television Production in 2001 for The Powerpuff Girls’ (1998 – 2004) episode “Meet the Beat Alls” and two Annie Award nominations for my work on Dexter’s Laboratory (1996 – 2003) in 1997 and in 1998. Other well-known cartoons I worked on include VeggieTales, Captain Planet and the Planeteers, and Scooby-Doo. Furthermore, I have had the pleasure to conduct the London Symphony and had hit records.
In 2015, I co-founded the Music Interval Theory Academy (M.I.T.A) with acclaimed composer Frank Herrlinger. M.I.T.A was founded to educate upcoming composers in Music Interval Theory, an approach to music composition that improves composers’ understanding of how to use intervals when creating music, which in turn gives them more room for creativity. We aid young and established composers by giving them access to Q&A sessions, live teaching, application of the techniques we teach, along with other services.