Shawn Pierce

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Shawn Pierce is a television score composer.[1]


Pierce is a graduate of the Berklee College Of Music in Boston, where he majored in Film Scoring.[2]

He has worked as a music editor and composer on various TV series, garnering three Leo Award nominations for work on The Dead Zone.[3] In 2006, he provided the music for the Canadian documentary series Recreating Eden, for which he received a Gemini nomination (Best Original Music for a Lifestyle/Practical Information or Reality Program or Series 2008).[4]

For the film A Wrinkle in Time (2003) (TV), Pierce and Patric Caird were nominated for a Leo Award in 2004 for the music.[3]

Over the last 20 years Pierce has worked on numerous records with credits for mixing, engineering and producing,[5] including Coco Love Alcorn's Joyful album (2009) on which he also played guitar and trumpet, and supplied backing vocals.[6] His work on albums officially stopped in 2008 and focuses all of his time now on scoring.

His most recent credits include the scores for the dramatic science fiction series Defying Gravity (2009) and the 2012 documentary film, We Were Children.[7]


  1. ^ Genie Award. "Canada's Awards Database". Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Retrieved 12 January 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ online biography
  3. ^ a b "Awards for Shawn Pierce". imdb. Retrieved August 28, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Tom Lee Music – Canada's Musical Instrument Megastore". 2011-10-01. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  5. ^ Artist Direct
  6. ^ Coco Love Alcorn's album list
  7. ^ "We Were Children". Collection page. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 

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