Dan Gralick is an award-winning composer, arranger, sound designer, producer, engineer, narrator, author, and inventor. He began his musical career at the age of 7, singing and acting on The Children’s Hour, a live, weekly children’s variety show that was a hit on Philadelphia TV for a decade. Dan studied arranging and composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and studio technology and practice at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. He won a bronze medal in the New York Film Festival for his very first venture into film scoring.
Dan’s film work includes scoring and sound design for the award-winning documentary, South Florida’s Rising Seas which aired on WPBT-Miami’s Our Changing Seas series, and was also featured on The PBS NewsHour. And he was privileged to work with writer / director Gretl Claggett to create the sound design and surround audio mix for her short film, STORMCHASER, which is making the rounds of festivals and has been nominated for numerous awards including Best Sound Design.
Dan’s commercial work includes songs, sound design, and film scores created to inspire and energize the employees of such corporate giants as General Motors, IBM, Pfizer, Novartis, Subaru, and Miller Brewing, among others.
As musical director, Dan has organized and directed bands and ensembles comprised of some of the top musicians, performers, and personalities in the US. He has conducted his own choral arrangements for the world-renowned Georgia Mass Choir, and has composed and orchestrated for Brown University’s bicentennial celebration in association with WGBH, Boston. Dan produced, engineered and mixed Grapefruit Moon, the songs of Tom Waits, featuring Tom Waits and Southside Johnny with LaBamba’s 17-piece jazz big band. The CD, available on iTunes, has received acclaim from jazz and pop critics alike.