BLAKE NEELY is an award-winning composer, whose work spans film, television and the concert world. He has scored more than 30 television series and 15 films. He has received three EMMY® Award nominations for his scores to ABC’s “Pan Am,” the HBO mini-series “The Pacific,” and for his main title theme from the series “Everwood.”
Born in Paris, Texas, he found music at the early age of four on the family piano. With piano teachers encouraging him to learn the classics but also write his own, he quickly found a passion for composing. After being rejected from music school at the University of Texas, he was driven to teach himself and pursue a career in music.
In addition to his own projects, Neely has worked as a co-composer, conductor, and orchestrator with such masters as Michael Kamen, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Vangelis.
He has been a featured lecturer on film music at the Sundance Institute, University of Southern California, Columbia College, UCLA, Hollywood Music Workshop Vienna, Conservatory of Music Puerto Rico, NYU, and Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. He is a board member of Education Through Music Los Angeles. And he is also the author of “Piano for Dummies.”
Neely’s studio, Cow On the Wall, is located in Los Angeles.