BIO

 

George’s origin story begins in Houston, Texas during the 80’s and 90’s, where he developed musical powers as a result of a childhood of exposure to Saturday morning cartoons, superhero comics, movies about aliens, monsters, mutants, time travel, action heroes and Jedi. The melodies of John Williams, Alan Menken, and Alan Silvestri, along with a big imagination inspired his early forays into composing tunes for storytelling.

In time he would study classical and film/media composing and become a musical storyteller who composes orchestral thematic music.

YouTube videos featuring George’s music have amassed over 300 million views. George co-wrote “Ode to Geeks” with Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, composed for Geek & Sundry including Wil Wheaton’s popular TABLETOP show, scored YouTube Premium’s longest running show ESCAPE THE NIGHT, and created the viral hit STAR WARS MUSICAL which has nearly half a million views.

George’s range of work also covers 17 feature film credits, custom music for trailers, over 60 short films, and video games. George’s latest feature is BABY STEPS, produced by Oscar-nominated Li-Kong Hsu, producer of Ang Lee's CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

George studied composition and film scoring at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, taking part in its world-class Screen Scoring. He has also participated in the ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, the BMI Conducting Workshop, the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive, and the SESAC Scores workshop where he was mentored by composer Christophe Beck (ANT-MAN, FROZEN). In 2007, he was a Film Independent Project: Involve fellow, a filmmaker mentorship program that paired him with Emmy-nominated composer Christopher Lennertz (AGENT CARTER, SUPERNATURAL). Currently, George is one of eight composers selected to the Universal Film Music Composer Initiative, the first Hollywood studio program to nurture diverse voices in composing, and includes mentorship with Universal Film Music executives and DreamWorks Animation executives.

George plays clarinet, piano, guitar and picked up Chinese woodwind instruments after studying Chinese music. He resides in Los Angeles, where in his limited free time, he can surf and snowboard in the same day. His plans for world domination include earning an EGOT, becoming more famous than Irish-playwright George Bernard Shaw, and perfecting time travel.

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