Blake Neely

Blake Neely

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CalArts Campus

B304 -  Composition for Film & TV

School of Music Visiting Artist

BLAKE NEELY is an award-winning composer, whose work spans film, television and the concert world. He is currently scoring ABC’s “Deception” and “Kevin (Probably) Saves the World,” NBC’s “Blindspot,” and the CW’s “Riverdale,” “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl,” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.” Recent work also includes the acclaimed Netflix docuseries “The Keepers.”

Neely’s TV career began fifteen years ago with producer Greg Berlanti and, to date, he has scored over 1,000 episodes of television, across more than thirty television series, including CNN’s highly-watched “Decades” Series (“The Sixties,” “The Seventies”), “The Mentalist,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Eli Stone,” and “Political Animals.”

Among his film credits are “The Case Against 8,” “Life As We Know It,” “The Great Buck Howard,” “The Wedding Date,” and “Space Shuttle Columbia: Mission of Hope.” 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.”

Neely has worked as a co-composer, conductor, and orchestrator with such masters as Michael Kamen, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, and Vangelis, writing additional music for “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “King Kong,” “Something’s Gotta Give,” “The Last Samurai,” and many others.

He has been a featured lecturer on film music at the Sundance Institute, University of Southern California, Columbia College, UCLA, Hollywood Music Workshop Vienna, the Conservatory of Music Puerto Rico, NYU, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.