Career credits

Music used in over 130 different television series including Saturday Night Live, NFL Football, WWE: Raw and many others. Worked in Hollywood for 10 years including as the musical assistant to composer John Keane on over 50 episodes of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Author of How to Become a Film Composer, published globally by Centerstream and Hal Leonard. Custom entrance music played at Madison Square Garden during the ROH/NJPW G1 Supercard, the only wrestling event produced at MSG by a promotion other than WWE post-1960. Awarded the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation Internship for music with W. G. Snuffy Walden and Alf Clausen on The Simpsons.

Biog

Tom Harrison is a composer from Moray, Scotland. His music has been used in over 130 different television series including Saturday Night Live, NFL Football, WWE: Raw and many others. After graduating with a BMus in Film Scoring summa cum laude from Berklee College of Music, Harrison spent 10 years working in Hollywood. He began with a series of musical assistant jobs working for composers Deborah Lurie, W. G. Snuffy Walden, Christopher Tyng and an internship with Alf Clausen on The Simpsons. Harrison was then hired by John Keane as the music assistant on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, the #1 series in the world at the time. He spent 3 years as Keane’s protégé, working on music editorial, arranging and orchestration for the programme. The pair also worked on the music for Horns, a feature film starring Daniel Radcliffe. After CSI, Harrison began his own composing career in earnest. His keenest interest is in library music for television. After producing 10 albums for APM, Harrison started his own library. Ringside Tracks works with 15 composers, releases 10 albums of music for combat sports television annually and has a global distribution deal with a music company in LA. Harrison has worked extensively as a songwriter and musical director. He was the MD, guitarist and pianist for American Idiot: The Musical in LA, a USA tour with Damian McGinty (Glee) and a tour of China with Jackson Wells. Harrison co-wrote two songs with McGinty on his #2 Billboard Holiday album This Christmas Time. Harrison is Senior Lecturer at ACM and is currently reading for an MMus in Composition at King’s College London. He is a judge for the Emmys and a professional member of BAFTA. His book How to Become a Film Composer was published globally by Hal Leonard in 2018.

Tutor Details

Campuses

Guildford, London

Tutor Discipline

Cohort Tutors

Course(s)

Music Production Route (CMP) Musician Route

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