Garrett Crosby is an American film composer, orchestrator, conductor and producer residing in Los Angeles, California. Celebrated for his work in the international mainstream, Garrett has been acknowledged as one of the leading up and coming composers of his time. As a composer, Garrett has worked with or been influenced by many composers including Danny Elfman, John Debney, Chris Wong, David Newman and Hans Zimmer. His unique ability to create memorable music across a variety of genres, along with his reputation for being remarkably collaborative, have made him the first choice of many producers and directors. Aside from writing for several Hollywood films, Garrett has also been a featured guest speaker on film scoring at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, and has taught many college classes and seminars on the art of film scoring and technology.
As a multi instrumentalist of over twenty five instruments, Garrett's love and passion for music began early on in his childhood. At four years old, Garrett began playing the piano and quickly began learning music theory. Nephew of the great Bing Crosby, music was always the centerpiece of Garrett's life. It wasn't long until Garrett fell in love with the symphony orchestra. At only fourteen years old, Garrett wrote his first orchestral suite that premiered in Los Angeles during the spring of 2003. As the years continued to go by, Garrett commissioned several pieces of music for local high school orchestras, solo artists and jazz bands. In his 11th grade year of high school, Garrett had the opportunity to score a student film project and quickly fell in love with the combination of film and music. In his college years, Garrett began working with other composer professionals while consistently writing music for student films and several Vietnamese movies. In his senior year, Garrett was selected by the board of directors to write a celebratory piece of music for the college orchestra to perform on their 50th anniversary. He graduated California State University Northridge with a degree in composition with honors in 2011.
Currently, Garrett composes music for several mainstreams of media including film, video games and classical artists. He and fellow composer Christopher Wong headline the Vietnamese film composition market as the most popular composers in their country. Nominated for several "Best Original Score" awards, Garrett continues to write memorable soundtracks that blend music and picture into a one of a kind visual and sonic experience. In Los Angeles, Garrett continues to be a sought after composer with his partner Ian Rees for several iconic film and media studios including Marvel, Dreamworks, EA, Stoic, Universal and Disney.