School of Music Visiting Artist
Neal Acree is an award-winning composer for film, television and video game. He has scored over 30 feature films, contributed music to the massively popular Blizzard Entertainment video game franchise World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Overwatch, as well as the Chinese MMO Revelation Online. His television work include Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Witchblade and the first season of Sanctuary. A versatile and prolific composer with roots in classical, rock and electronic music, Acree's music has been recorded and performed by orchestras and choirs around the world, including the hit concert tour Video Games Live.
In addition to winning three Hollywood Music In Media Awards, a Golden Reel Award, six Game Audio Network Guild Awards and four Global Music Awards, he was also nominated for a BAFTA, four Academy Of Interactive Arts and Sciences Awards, two ASCAP Composer's Choice Awards as well as numerous critic awards.