Hans Zimmer, Dario Marianelli, Elliot Goldenthal, Patrick Doyle, Garry Schyman - a whole range of very important, top working composers in the business are here.
Daniel Carlin, professor of practice at USC Thornton and director of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) program.Daniel Carlin, professor of practice at USC Thornton and director of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) program, is a 30-year industry veteran who has worked as an Emmy-winning music editor, Emmy-nominated music director, music supervisor, booth consultant, soundtrack producer, and/or conductor on nearly 200 film and television projects. His greatest hits include Days of Heaven, The Last of the Mohicans, The Black Stallion, and The Temptations. For 25 years, he was the CEO of Segue Music, the industry’s largest and most successful provider of on-set and post-production music services in Hollywood history.
Carlin has collaborated with such filmmakers as Francis Coppola, John Hughes, Terrence Malick, Penny Marshall, Harold Ramis, Michael Mann, and Herbert Ross; actor/performers Tony Bennett, Whitney Houston, Tina Turner, Smokey Robinson, Queen Latifah, Usher, Lionel Ritchie, Andrea Bocelli, Barry Manilow, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Lawrence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Bruce Willis, and Steve Martin; and composers Georges Delerue, Ennio Morricone, Maurice Jarre, David Foster, Trevor Jones, Basil Poledouris, Danny Elfman, Lalo Schifrin, Jerry Fielding, Bruce Broughton, Hans Zimmer, and many more.
In 2004, Carlin segued into full-time music education, serving first as Executive Director of the Henry Mancini Institute before taking over as Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music in 2007. After 5 years, he returned to Los Angeles to oversee the graduate program in film scoring at USC. A frequent lecturer, panelist, jurist, concert producer, and event host, Carlin has appeared formally at many universities, conservatories, institutes, and concert halls in North America, Asia, and Europe. In addition, he has taught at University of Connecticut, Belmont University, and UCLA, and he continues to work as a consultant on such projects as the Disney Tony-winning musicals The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Newsies.
Carlin’s volunteer work includes helping design, create, and fund the composer program at the Sundance Institute; nearly 25 years as a member of the Motion Picture Academy’s Music Branch Executive Committee; and nearly 20 years of service to the Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), including 2 terms as Chairman of the Board. His formal education is in anthropology, in which he passed his Ph.D. exams after performing fieldwork in China during the Cultural Revolution.