• Production still from SERSE
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  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra
  • Jazz Band on stage

Benoît Grey

Benoit Grey
Media Composition
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Benoît Grey is a very active Composer/Orchestrator in the Media Music Industry. He teaches various courses in the Media Composition department at CSU Northridge.

Mr. Grey earned his undergraduate Degree from the University of Miami, and his Master's Degree from the University of Southern California (USC). Mr. Grey also holds a Film Scoring Certificate from the University of California Los Angles (UCLA).

Shortly after leaving Graduate school (USC) Mr. Grey began his performing and recording career after being invited to join as the bassist for the touring orchestra of the legendary recording artist: the "Genius of Soul" Ray Charles. After a number of years of touring around the world with Mr. Charles and many other artists, Mr. Grey's rising career as a recording musician convinced him to move on from his touring career and to settle in the Los Angeles area in order to realize his opportunities in the Hollywood studio industry.

It was during his time in the studios that Mr. Grey discovered his fascination with the various roles that music professionals fulfill (orchestration, music preparation, conducting, contracting, recording) in the production of scores for Motion Pictures, Television, and Video Games. In addition to his duties as a bassist, Mr. Grey was soon working in all these roles, especially that of Orchestrator for Film, Television, Video Games, and Trailers.

Mr. Grey made an early name for himself as part of the composing team for three wide-release theatrical Pokémon feature films (Pokémon: The First Movie, Pokémon 2000, Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns ) taking on the roles of conductor, lead orchestrator, copyist, and synthesizer programmer/recordist on all three features. Following the success of these films, he was then invited to orchestrate for such major Hollywood films as The Day After TomorrowScary Movie 2Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny and many more including working with on orchestration of The X Files: I Want to Believe, and The Day the Earth Stood Still.  Mr. Grey's skills were soon called upon for the Video Game industry, where he orchestrated and/or conducted for Assassin's Creed: BrotherhoodTransformers, James Bond 007: Everything or Nothing, and Jaws Unleashed. In the game world, he has also contributed his bass-playing skills to Lost Planet 3Soul Calibur, Advent Rising, and Eragon.

Since the mid 2000's, Mr. Grey has focused most of his time on composing. His music has appeared in over 270 TV series including such shows as the The Academy Awards, The Tonight Show, The Today Show, the 2016 Olympics Games, and for the national series of most all of the major American and European professional sports leagues and competitions: the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, PGA, WWF, UFC, UEFA, WBA, Formula 1, NCAA College Basketball, as well as numerous other drama, comedy, news, and unscripted series such as Dancing with the Stars, Entertainment Tonight, TMZ, Access Hollywood, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and many others. He has also composed the scores for many independent films including cult favorites Jimmy & Judy and Screamers: the Hunting.

Benoît Grey has also worked with prominent pop artists such as Tenacious D, 'N Sync, and Jackson Browne.

Mr. Grey served for 17 years as a member of the Board of Directors of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, (the world leading organization for composers and lyricists working in visual media)

Most recently Professor Grey has been touring with a number of A-list media composers, performing, orchestrating, and conducting Film, TV, and Video Game scores in London, Krakòw, Ghent, Màlaga, Tenerife with major world-class Orchestras such as the Brussels Philharmonic and the Beethoven Academy Orchestra.