David Schwartz is a composer, known for his scoring of the music for several television series. He composed most of the songs for Arrested Development, and he returned as the series composer for the fourth season, which debuted on Netflix.
Schwartz attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He began composing music for television and film in 1990. The theme he wrote for his first network television series, Northern Exposure, resulted in a Grammy nomination. "Theme from Northern Exposure", credited to Schwartz, hit #15 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart in late 1992. He scored every episode of all seven seasons the show ran.
He has scored themes for television productions including Two of Us, Deadwood, Arrested Development, Carpoolers, Running Wilde, and Beverly Hills, 90210. His film credits include You Stupid Man.
Awards and nominations
- BMI TV Music Award, 2007: Rules of Engagement
- BMI TV Music Award, 2006: Rules of Engagement
- Emmy nomination, 2004: Deadwood (for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music)
- Emmy nomination, 2002: Wolf Lake (for Outstanding Main Title Theme Music)
- BMI TV Music Award, 2001: Leap of Faith
- BMI TV Music Award, 1994: Northern Exposure
- BMI TV Music Award, 1993: Northern Exposure
- BMI TV Music Award, 1992: Northern Exposure
- Grammy nomination, 1992: Northern Exposure theme
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