There's a lot here - I've been doing this for a while. But here are some shortcuts to the good stuff:
- songs for film, TV and streaming media
- songs for musical theatre
- songs for theme park attractions
- orchestration, arranging, producing & music supervision
comedy songs written with whitney avalon
Unless otherwise noted below, I composed, produced, orchestrated and (on a few) co-wrote lyrics to these ones:
I composed, co-produced with Dirty Hollywood, and co-orchestrated.
I composed, arranged, produced, and sang backups. (!)
I composed, produced, and orchestrated this one.
I co-wrote the lyrics (though they’re almost entirely by Whitney), orchestrated, and produced the music.
I co-wrote lyrics, composed, and produced this song.
This may be my favorite of our published songs - we wrote these lyrics together in the room, and I composed the music and produced the recording. String arrangement by my buddy Ryan O’Connell. Also, I play the confused piano player. (!)
Over two million views as of the time of this writing. Blows my mind. I co-wrote the lyrics, composed, and produced the music.
songs for disney films
THE SECRET OF THE WINGS (2012)
With Valerie Vigoda, wrote “We’ll Be There” for the opening sequence, and “The Great Divide” for a crucial story sequence in the middle of the film, as well as the end credits.
TINKER BELL & THE PIXIE HOLLOW GAMES (2011)
With Valerie Vigoda, wrote “Dig Down Deeper” for this TV special. It was sung by Disney TV teen star, Zendaya, who went on to perform it on the build-a-bear float at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Like you do.
I wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics with Valerie Vigoda. Music production by Scott Erickson.
This is just surreal. But it happened.
TINKER BELL & THE GREAT FAIRY RESCUE (2010)
With Valerie Vigoda, wrote the opening title sequence song, “Summer’s Just Begun,” as well as the lyrics for the closing credits song, “Come Flying With Me.”
Music by me, lyrics by me and Valerie Vigoda. Vocal by Cara Dillon, orchestration by Joel McNeely
Music my Joel McNeely, lyrics by me and Valerie Vigoda. The original version appears over the end credits of the film — this is a live performance by Cara Dillon, with a pretty funny story of how the song came to be.
TINKER BELL & THE LOST TREASURE (2009)
With Valerie Vigoda, wrote both the opening title sequence song, “If You Believe,” as well as the lyrics for the closing credits song, “Where The Sunbeams Play.”
Music by me, lyrics by Valerie Vigoda and me. Orchestration by Joel McNeely, and sung by Lisa Kelly of Celtic Woman. Produced by David Downes
This was Joel McNeely’s “friendship theme” from the score of the film - and he suggested we could write a lyric for it and turn it into a closing credits song. Lyrics by me and Valerie Vigoda, vocal by Méav Ní Mhaolchatha, music by Joel McNeely, produced by David Downes.
w/ Rachel Sheinkin & GrooveLily, regional 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, Off-Broadway 2006, licensed productions 2007-present.
written in collaboration with Janet Allard. Theatreworks USA. 2016, currently on tour in the portmanteau show DRAGONS LOVE TACOS & OTHER STORIES.
with book by Duane Poole and lyrics by Valerie Vigoda. Commissioned by 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle, in development with ACT in Seattle and La Jolla Playhouse. 2012-present. I'm close to completing a new full set of demos for rewrites to this show - watch this space for more news about it.
book by Joe DiPietro, lyrics by Valerie Vigoda. Wildly successful Off-Broadway run at 2nd Stage in NYC, 2017.
book by Rachel Sheinkin, lyrics by Valerie Vigoda. 2007: Deaf West/CTG; 2011: McCarter Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse.
with book, lyrics and music by myself, Shakespeare, and Valerie Vigoda. Dir. Janet Roston, in development. Workshops in LA (2012), University of Texas-Austin (2014), and Tennesee Shakespeare Company (2015). Adapted from a production of the original play with our songs as directed by Tina Landau - McCarter Theatre, 2006.
music by Brendan & Matt Almos, book & lyrics by the Burglars of Hamm, commissioned by Center Theatre Group, workshop performances 2011. Sacred Fools, LA, 2014. Capital Stage, Sacramento, 2015. Ovation Award, Lyrics/Composition of a World Premiere Musical. Stage Raw Los Angeles Theatre awards: Musical of the Year, Original Music. LA Drama Critics Circle award: Musical Score. “Best of 2014″ (Bitter Lemons) “Best of 2014″ (KCRW) “25 Highlights of LA Theatre in 2014″ (LA Observed) “Sage Award” for Musical Score (ArtsinLA) “2014 – Best LA Theatre Writing” (Jon Magaril of Slant Magazine) “Critic’s Pick” (LA Times) “Go!” (LA Weekly) “Pick of the Week” (Stageraw)
book, music and lyrics by me, Valerie Vigoda and Gene Lewin. Theatreworks of Silicon Valley, 2012.
book and lyrics by David Javerbaum, music by me. Developed at Barrington Stage, 2007 & 2008. Produced at Village Theatre, Issaquah, WA. 2013.
book by Mindi Dickstein, music and lyrics by me and Valerie Vigoda. Ran on Disney Cruise lines from 2008-2016.
"Great Moments In History (But Only The American Parts)"
a song for Sam the Eagle and the Muppets. Disney World (2016, ongoing) - written with Valerie Vigoda.
Val and I were tasked to write a song that could open and end every Disney princess story ever - and this is the result! It plays 6 times a day at Disneyland.
I wrote this song with Valerie Vigoda and I also arranged all the Disney canon songs throughout the half-hour show. Orchestration by Joel McNeely.
This was a co-write with Valerie Vigoda, Scott Erickson, and Fabrice Ferrer.
I wrote this song while seated on a Bolt Bus from LA to the Bay Area in 45 minutes in 2015. It is seen and heard by zillions of people at Disney World and plays five or six times a day. Blows my mind.
New York Music for New York Families - I produced, arranged, played keys, drums, banjo, sing backups on four albums of music for preschool children. (2009-2013) http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/kevinmaccallum4
JENNY GIERING - LOOK FOR ME
Album producer, keys, programming. (2006) - http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/giering
FAR - WATER & SOLUTIONS
String arranging, keyboards. (1997)
Paul and Storm's comedy musical webseries. Mixing engineer, arranging, composer of incidental music, music supervisor. (2013) http://geekandsundry.com/shows/learningtown/
THE BEHAVIOR OF BROADUS
orchestration (also co-composer) (2011, 2014)
Ableton Live as a Live Looping tool
I have designed live looping rigs for electric violinists following the success of my long-time partner and collaborator, Val Vigoda. Depending on the client, I have done any and all of the following:
- writing looping arrangements
- program midi foot pedals (especially the FAMC Music Liquid Foot)
- program Ableton Live
- set up effect switching systems
- prepare timed midi signals to trigger projections
- hand-holding through the craziness and delight of a complicated midi looping rig
- Val Vigoda (arranging, producing, co-writing, system design, programming)
- Savannah Jo Lack (programming, system design, troubleshooting)
- Eliza Jane Schneider
- Janice Martin
keyboard, vocal, and occasionally guitar and bass and ukelele instruction
The West Seattle School of Rock (October 2017-present)
- Logic Pro, ProTools, Ableton Live;
- Final Cut Pro X, Apple Motion, Adobe Premiere;
- Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Affinity Photo;
- Finale, Sibelius, music xml translation
- hand-coding websites, troubleshooting wordpress plugins, css, etc;
I'm a dyed-in-the-wool geek, I pick stuff up pretty quick.
is what I do best.
- MFA, Musical Theatre Writing, NYU - 1995
- BA, Music for the Theatre, Pomona - 1993