Music Composition & Scoring

Music Composition & Scoring

Utilizing the latest tools and technology in sound and music composition, Dave Merkel offers music composition for your project: scoring to video or film; theme music for broadcasts, podcasts or videocasts; commissioned pieces for special events; and whatever you might imagine.

Music has a vital role in the telling of a good story. That holds true for movies, short-form film, and videos, online or broadcast documentaries, live performances, and even commercial announcements.

A strong score can tell a story in ways that dialogue or visual cues cannot. Music directly shapes and/or sets the mood. It’s why music has become integral to movies, television shows, commercials, special events, and social movements.

Scoring for screen projects is the challenge of not merely supporting, but enriching the experience with music that offers something worth listening to. I make music, not wallpaper.

Dave’s music can be delivered as scores for musicians to perform live or in a studio for recording, or audio recordings of MIDI mock-ups utilizing the latest technology for a very realistic sounding recording. The mock-ups are also useful for in-ear monitors when recording musicians, and as rehearsal tracks for performers.

“Dave was great to work with … and produced a product that was exactly what we were looking for, couldn’t be happier!”

Val Y.

“Dave is great at what he does, and is a pleasure to work with!”

Matt W.

“Dave has made each of my projects sound better. He has a great combination of good skills, is collaborative, and a patient partnership.”

Anthony C.

“I was super pleased with Dave’s professionalism and audio skillset. He had a quick turnaround and delivered an awesome product.”

Jodi R.

“Dave was great to work with. He completed the work quickly and made sure I was happy with everything. Very responsive to messages and I am thrilled with the final product. Definitely recommend!”

Sarah D.

” … an amazing talent for music.”

Jeremy S.

Very good experience. Good partnership, communication, and good end product. I hope we get to do more together.

Anthony C.

“Dave did a great job in a short amount of time putting together the piano music for our musical! Thanks!”

Nicholas Q.

“You are amazing, Dave!”

Mary P.

“Great production, wonderful communication, I’m happy with his work.”

Brandon D.

“Dave is amazing!”

Eric S.

“Dave is a huge talent. The things he can do musically are astounding.”


Demos from Portfolio