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Music, Vision, and Purpose: Meet Legendary Film Composer, Steve Pradd

By Tammy Reese | Tuesday, December 5, 2023 | 12:30 PM ET


Steve Pradd is a legendary film composer whose work has left an indelible mark on the world of cinema. His contributions to the art of film composing are truly remarkable and deserve to be celebrated.


Throughout his illustrious career, Pradd has composed unforgettable scores that have enhanced the storytelling and emotional impact of numerous films. From epic soundtracks that transport us to far-off worlds, to melodies that evoke deep emotions, his music has become an integral part of the movie-watching experience.


Pradd’s ability to create music that seamlessly blends with the visuals on screen is a testament to his talent and dedication. His compositions have the power to transport audiences into the heart of a story, heightening suspense, evoking joy or sorrow, and ultimately connecting us on a profound level.


The impact of Pradd’s work extends beyond individual films; it has influenced countless aspiring composers who strive to capture the same magic in their own creations. His innovative approach to film scoring has pushed boundaries and inspired new generations of artists.


Steve Pradd is an award winning Film Composer, Arranger, and Orchestrator. He is a multiple ASCAP Award winner and recipient of the Berklee Achievement Scholarship for Film Music Composition. Steve graduated with a Film Scoring Degree from the world renowned Berklee College of Music. He is an alumni of the University of Southern California (USC) Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program Graduate School. Steve also graduated with Distinction from the Film Scoring Program at UCLA. He studied with composer Hummie Mann at The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. His ability to create original music in virtually any genre makes him sought after by Film Directors and Film Producers. Steve is a retired military veteran who honorably served his country for 27 years in the United States Air Force.


Steve has been deeply inspired by the music of Bernard Herrmann, Lalo Schifrin, Henri Mancini, Quincy Jones, Danny Elfman, John Williams, and Jerry Goldsmith. He has a keen grasp of composing music for small ensembles and large symphonic orchestras. In 2021, Steve formed



Pradd Film & TV Scoring LLC which is a Film Scoring/Music Production Limited Liability Company based in Southern California (SB/DVBE Certified).


As we celebrate the arts of film composing, it is impossible not to recognize Steve Pradd’s immense contributions. His ability to craft melodies that resonate with audiences around the world is nothing short of extraordinary. Through his music, he has enriched our cinematic experiences and left an enduring legacy in the world of film composition.


Connect online:


Instagram | @stevepraddmusic




 

About Tammy Reese

Owner of Visionary Minds Public Relations and Media, Tammy Reese is an award-winning writer and journalist best known for landing major interviews with Angela Bassett, Sharon Stone, Sigourney Weaver, Laurence Fishburne, Geena Davis, Billy Porter, Morris Chestnut, Nelly, Mona Scott Young, Giancarlo Esposito, Luke Evans, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Jennifer Connelly, Joseph Sikora, Meagan Good, Leon, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Phylicia Rashad, Omar Epps, Courtney Kemp, Vivica A Fox, Ryan Coogler, and so many more.


She is a proud member of ForbesBLK as well as New York Women in Film and Television.


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