Ryan Shore

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Ryan Shore
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Background information
Born (1974-12-29) December 29, 1974 (age 41)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s) composer, songwriter, conductor, music producer
Website ryanshore.com

Ryan Shore is a Grammy Award and Emmy Award nominated composer and songwriter for film, television, records, games, and theater. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music and is the nephew of composer Howard Shore.[1]

Music career[edit]

Shore was named Assistant Music Director and Contributing Composer / Arranger / Orchestrator for the 2015 Academy Awards, where he worked with artists including Lady Gaga, John Legend, Adam Levine, Anna Kendrick, Common, Tim McGraw, Jack Black, Neil Patrick Harris, and Jennifer Hudson.

Shore has scored over 30 feature films including The Shrine (Grammy Award nomination, Best Score), Prime (Universal) starring Meryl Streep and Uma Thurman, Harvard Man (Lions Gate), The Girl Next Door (Anchor Bay), Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (Warner Bros), Stan Helsing (Anchor Bay), Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever (Lions Gate), and Numb (Sony). He also composed on-camera music for Fur, starring Nicole Kidman and Robert Downey, Jr., and was seen in the film performing his original music.

His television credits includes both score and songs for Disney’s newest animated series Penn Zero: Part Time Hero, songs for Sesame Street (PBS), and music for P.O.V. (Emmy Award nomination) and The X Factor (FOX). He scored the video game Spy Hunter (Warner Bros), and he created many of the original full orchestral arrangements and orchestrations for Jackie Evancho’s Heavenly Christmas (Sony) album, which reached #1 on the US Billboard Classical Albums chart.

Shore's Broadway and theater credits include orchestrations and arrangements for Broadway benefit concerts starring Tony Award winners Sutton Foster, Idina Menzel, Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth, Heather Headley, and Faith Prince, as well as music directing the Los Angeles production of Heathers: The Musical, directed by Andy Fickman.

Shore has received the Elmer Bernstein Scoring Award (personally adjudicated and presented by Academy Award winning composer Elmer Bernstein), and the prestigious Clive Davis Award, among numerous other industry awards and honors.

In addition to composing, Shore plays saxophone and has performed with artists including John Williams, Matchbox Twenty, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Dave Koz, Arturo Sandoval, Gerry Mulligan, Ana Gasteyer, Mark Ballas, and Clark Terry. He can be currently heard on the opening theme for the series Mulaney (FOX).[2]


National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (Grammy Awards)
Television Academy of Arts & Sciences (Emmy Awards)
International Animated Film Association (Annie Awards)
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP)
The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL)

Personal life[edit]

Ryan is a certified private pilot.[3]
Ryan's uncle is composer Howard Shore of The Lord of the Rings film series.


Year Event Award Title Result
2016 Reel Music Awards Best Score Award R.L. Stine's Monsterville: Cabinet of Souls Nominated
2015 Telly Awards Best Music Composition Vivitar Won
2015 Golden Reel Awards Best Direct To Video Animation Scooby-Doo: WrestleMania Mystery! Nominated
2013 Emmy Awards Outstanding Promotional Announcement P.O.V. Nominated
2012 Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack The Shrine Nominated
2012 Global Music Awards Best Score Video Game Spy Hunter Won
2012 Hollywood Music in Media Awards Best Score Video Game Spy Hunter Nominated
2012 Square Enix Music Awards Best Retro/Remixed Score Spy Hunter Nominated
2010 Park City Film Music Festival Director's Choice Award for Excellence Stan Helsing Won
2009 Fangoria Magazine Chainsaw Award for Best Score Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Won
2008 Park City Film Music Festival Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement Numb Won
2008 Park City Film Music Festival Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement Shadows Won
2008 Park City Film Music Festival Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Won
2008 Park City Film Music Festival Gold Medal Award for Outstanding Achievement The Girl Next Door Won
2007 Film & TV Music Awards Best Score Award for an Indie Feature Film Numb Nominated
2004 Rhode Island International Film Festival Best Score Award Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher Won
2004 New York First Run Film Festival Best Score Award Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher Won
2002 New York First Run Film Festival Clive Davis Award Shadowplay Won
2002 Best Score Award New York First Run Film Festival Shadowplay Won
2001 Best Score Award New York First Run Film Festival Cadaverous Won
2001 Elmer Bernstein Award Woodstock Film Festival Cadaverous Won



Year Score
2015 The Oscars
Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero (Disney Animation TV series)
R.L. Stine's Monsterville: The Cabinet of Souls
The Millionaires Unit
Le Petit Prince (virtual reality)
Goddess of Love
2014 The List
Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery!
2013 Mindless Behavior: All Around the World
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
Sesame Street (songs)
Swimming In Air
2012 Spy Hunter (video game)
2010 The Shrine
Rising Stars
2009 Stan Helsing
Cabin Fever 2: Spring Fever
Articles of War
2008 Lower Learning
Made for Each Other
Home Movie
2007 Shadows
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer
The Girl Next Door
2006 Kettle of Fish
2005 Prime
Ladies Night
2004 Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher
Summer of the Serpent
Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss
2003 Coney Island Baby
Prom Night
2002 Shadowplay
Inherent Darkness and Enlightenment
2001 Harvard Man
2000 Vulgar
1999 Scout's Honor
A Letter from the Western Front


Title Label
Spy Hunter WaterTower Music
The Shrine Screamworks
Prime Varese Sarabande
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer: Special Surround Edition MovieScore Media
Offspring Ryan Shore Records
Rex Steele: Nazi Smasher and Other Short Film Scores by Ryan Shore MovieScore Media
Numb/Kettle of Fish/Coney Island Baby MovieScore Media
Confession La-La Land Records
Shadows MovieScore Media
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer MovieScore Media
Rising Stars Doberman Entertainment
The Girl Next Door Film Music Downloads
Headspace Film Music Downloads
Vulgar OCF Records


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