2011 Primetime Emmy Awards - WINNER Garth Neustadter (Outstanding Music for a Series)
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Garth Neustadter is an Emmy Award-Winning composer and multi-instrumentalist. He has composed feature-length scores for Warner Bros., PBS, Turner Classic Movies, and China's CCTV. His works have been heard in diverse venues ranging from Lincoln Center to Los Angeles' Nokia Theater, and he has collaborated with directors including James Franco ("TAR," starring Mila Kunis, Jessica Chastain, and Zach Braff). Most recently, his work has been selected to be performed in upcoming seasons by Grammy Award-winning violinist, Hilary Hahn, as part of the Encores Contest. His "lyrical scores" have been praised by The Hollywood Reporter, while The Baltimore Sun says of his music, "The guy is a natural, as his soaring theme makes plain."
In 2011, Neustadter became one of the youngest composers to receive a Primetime Emmy Award for his score for the PBS 'American Masters' documentary, "John Muir in the New World."
Garth Neustadter gained early attention when he was selected by Hans Zimmer as the First Prize winner of the Turner Classic Movies Film Composers Competition. His achievements have been profiled in USA Today, The Baltimore Sun, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Film Music Magazine, DownBeat Magazine and on NPR. He has received multiple awards from ASCAP, including the Morton Gould Award, Jazz Composers Award, and ASCAP fellowship for Film Scoring Studies at Aspen. Neustadter is a graduate of the Yale School of Music, where he studied on full scholarship. An active performer, his solo appearances span collaborations with Miss America to performances with the Los Angeles Opera Chorus.