GREG SIMS – BIOGRAPHY
Greg Sims embarked upon a musical career path early in life. His formal training began with piano lessons at age five, culminating seventeen years later with a degree in Studio Music & Jazz with Highest Honors from the University of Tennessee where he studied with renowned saxophonist and jazz educator Jerry Coker. Greg went on to build a successful career as a composer and orchestrator in Orlando, Florida, scoring and co-producing symphonic arrangements for the 101 Strings Orchestra before becoming Arranger-in-residence for the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. He also began composing music for various entertainment companies and theme parks, including Disney, Universal Studios, the PGA, and Kennedy Space Center.
Greg’s first job in television was composing and producing music for the Oprah Winfrey Show, working with Emmy Award-winning Music Director Parker Lee Williams in the creation of Harpo Sounds, the show’s custom music library. Greg’s relationship with Williams continued for seven years until the show went off the air, and his music is still used for The Dr. Oz Show, Super Soul Sunday and other shows on OWN.
While Greg was working with Harpo, he began composing orchestral scores for film, including two animated features: Tugger, The Jeep Who Wanted To Fly (Jim Belushi, Carrot Top), and The Lion Of Judah (Ernest Borgnine, Michael Madsen, Scott Eastwood). Greg’s epic orchestral score for Judah garnered him a record deal with MovieScore Media in Sweden and was selected as a Soundtrack Pick by Film Music Magazine.
Other feature film credits include iGOD, a documentary written and narrated by New York Times best-selling author of Conversations With God Neale Donald Walsch; an 80’s style horror movie Scrape; the Marathi language drama Partu (two nominations, Best Music); and the documentary John G. Avildsen: King Of The Underdogs, an examination of the Oscar-winning director of Rocky and The Karate Kid (three awards, Best Documentary).
Greg currently lives in Los Angeles with his equally talented wife, Annie, and their five cats. (No, that’s not a typo. Five cats.)
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