Composer - Sheldon Mirowitz

SHELDON MIROWITZ composed the musical score for Missing In America. Sheldon has scored more than fifty film and TV projects over the past 20 years. He has been nominated three times for an Emmy Award for Best Music, first in 1993 for his score to WGBH's
seven-part series Columbus and The Age of Discovery, and again in 2002 for his score to the six part series Evolution. This year (2004), Sheldon received an Emmy nomination for scoring The Nazi Officer's Wife (A&E). Two of the documentaries Sheldon scored were nominated for Academy Awards: Legacy and Troublesome Creek: A Midwestern, which also won the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival, the Prix Italia, and the Audience Awards at Sydney and San Francisco Film Festivals (soundtrack available on Daring/Rounder Records). Billboard Magazine likened the score for Troublesome Creek to "a high lonesome aural vista that's as bracing as a first frost." Variety reported that "Sheldon Mirowitz' beautiful musical score enhances the pic's overall mood of wistfulness." Critic John Williams stated "it has a very authentic feel and smacks of a dry dusty road."John Williams also wrote that Sheldon's score for Columbus and the Age of Discovery is "such a gem of a score, that the soundtrack album is well and truly within my list of the top ten albums of all time."Columbus received an Emmy nomination for Best Original Score, and was named the Runner Up Soundtrack of the Year by CD Review Magazine. The Hollywood Reporter praised "Sheldon Mirowitz' marvelous music" in its review of the three-part NOVA series Odyssey of Life: The Ultimate Journey, which won the Peabody Award (soundtrack available on Windham Hill/BMG). Sheldon scored Secret of the Wild Child, which won an Emmy for Outstanding Documentary, and the Emmy-nominated Apollo 13: To The Edge and Back. His early feature film credits included The Autumn Heart, and Say You'll Be Mine. Sheldon's recent work includes the score to the Miramax comedy Outside Providence (written and produced by Michael Corrente and the Farrelly Brothers), and the score to the four hour Hallmark mini-series, Johnson County War (written and produced by Larry McMurtry, starring Tom Berenger and Burt Reynolds). Sheldon has written theme music for networks ranging from MTV to The History Channel, and has scored hundreds of radio and television commercials, including award winning work for such clients as Converse, Kodak, UPS, Reebok and AT&T. In addition to his work as composer/arranger, Sheldon (a noted multi-instrumentalist) has recorded with or produced a wide range of highly regarded New England-based recording artists, including singer-songwriter Livingston Taylor, new-folk luminary Patty Larkin, rocker Reeves Gabrels, country stalwart John Lincoln Wright, and Celtic star Aine Minogue. He has also recorded under his own name on the Narada label. Besides composing and performing, Sheldon also serves on the faculty at Berklee College of Music, where he is an Associate Professor in the film scoring department. Sheldon graduated from Dartmouth College.

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