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Garth Neustadter

Garth Neustadter
Birth name Garth Neustadter
Born (1986-05-04) 4 May 1986 (age 30)
Green Bay, WI, USA
Genres Film score, Concert Music
Occupation(s) Film composer, Concert Music composer, Music producer
Instruments Violin, Piano, Saxophone, Voice
Years active 2007–present
Labels GKN Studios

Garth Neustadter (born May 4, 1986 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is a composer and multi-instrumentalist.


Garth Neustadter began studying the violin and piano at the age of four, later undertaking saxophone and voice studies. He completed undergraduate degrees in violin and voice performance at Lawrence University and went on to study composition at the Yale School of Music. His composition teachers have included Aaron Jay Kernis, Christopher Theofanidis, Samuel Adler, and Claude Baker.[1]

In 2011, Neustadter became one of the youngest composers to receive a Primetime Emmy Award, for his score for the PBS 'American Masters' documentary, "John Muir in the New World."[2]

In 2007, Neustadter was selected by veteran film composer Hans Zimmer as the First-Prize winner in the Turner Classic Movies Young Film Composers Competition. He subsequently composed feature-length scores for Turner Classic Movies, Warner Bros., and PBS.[3]

Neustadter is a 2005 graduate of Manitowoc Lutheran High School, where his classmates included Justin Nickels, now mayor of Manitowoc.



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