Professional Experience:

  • The Burning Dead – Composer
  • Triangle – Composer
  • Afghanistan Rising – Composer
  • Triangle – Composer
  • Growing – Composer
  • Lun Lun the Flower Girl – Composer
  • Starzinger – Composer
  • Floursacks – Composer
  • American Idol – Composer
  • So You Think You Can Dance – Composer
  • Kitaro’s Graveyard Gang – Composer
  • The Intruders – Composer
  • The Fear Chamber – Composer
  • Battle Planet – Composer
  • Passed the Door of Darkness – Composer
  • Final Engagement – Composer
  • Creek – Composer
  • Descension – Composer
  • Marked – Composer
  • Snakes on a Train – Composer
  • Pirates of Treasure Island – Composer
  • The Hunt for Eagle One: Crash Point – Composer
  • The Da Vinci Treasure – Composer
  • Princess – Composer
  • The Hunt for Eagle One – Composer
  • Dead Men Walking – Composer
  • Bloodfist 2050 – Composer
  • Asphalt Wars – Composer
  • Legion of the Dead – Composer
  • Rage and Discipline – Composer
  • Demon Slayer – Composer
  • Barbarian – Composer
  • Flyin’ Ryan – Composer
  • The Red Carpet – Composer
  • Escape from Afghanistan – Composer

Education & Background:

  • Master of Arts in Film Composition - University of North Carolina School of the Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music - Wake Forest University

Mel Lewis is an accomplished composer with more than 45 features film credits for production companies including Sony Entertainment, Roger Corman’s Concorde-New Horizons, Toei Animation, Night Light Films, the Asylum, among others. Other commercial credits include Fox’s So You Think You Can Dance, Comedy Central’s The Dave Chapelle Show, ABC’s American Inventor, Time Warner, Herzog & Company, and Musikvergnuegen. Classical training includes composition studies at the Aspen Music School and Brevard Music School as well as masterclasses with John Corigliano, George Crumb, William Bolcom, Christopher Rouse, Mario Davidovsky, John Harbison, David Del Tredici, Carlisle Floyd, and Ellen Taffe Zwilich.

Publications:

Chapter on Film Music for: Yewdall, David. Practical Art of Motion Picture Sound. New York: Focal Press, 2012.