BRUCE FAULCONER COMPOSER PROFILE
Veteran Film and television composer Bruce Faulconer’s experience has been recognized internationally, having composed music for such number one rated shows as DragonBall Z, best selling DVDs including LADY DEATH for his sound design work, and his music contributes to successfully long-term television shows including YOUR NEW HOUSE, now in its thirteenth season of broadcast, four seasons of REALITY OF SPEED, YOUR HOUSE & HOME, Kenneth Cooper’s TO LIFE, GETTING OUT OF THE CITY, and PASSPORT LOVE. Faulconer brings energy, passion, enthusiasm, and creativity to the music and sound design projects, commissions, films, and television shows with which he is affiliated.
Composer Bruce Faulconer received advanced musical training in composition at The University of Texas with composers Hunter Johnson, Karl Korte, Joseph Schwantner, and Eugene Kurtz. While studying at The University of Texas at Austin, he was awarded a Bachelor of Music Degree with High Honors in Theory and Composition, a Master of Music Degree in Composition, and a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition. He has also received two Presidential Postdoctoral Fellowships from the Ohio State University as a composer in residence.
Awards and Commissions
Faulconer's music has been acknowledged by numerous national and international performances and first prizes from competitions sponsored by organizations including the Elkhart Symphony Orchestra, the Fort Worth Symphony, the World Saxophone Congress (second prize), as well as recognition from the International Gaudeamus Music Week, the Concorso Internazionale Luigi Russolo, and the Texas Manuscript Archives. Faulconer has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ohio Arts Council, Midwestern Composers Alliance, McLean-Paris Foundation, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, violist David Lowe, Bethany College, Texas Composers Forum, Texas Sesquicentennial Commission, North Texas City Faire Arts Project, the MacDowell Colony, and BMI. Faulconer has also received commissions from the Voices of Change, Bethany College, Marygrove College, and the University of Texas Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.
Broadcasts and Performances
commissioned works composed by Faulconer include film scores (Scenes in
the Dark, Lebensborn, Lord Slug: DragonBall Z), PBS National Television
Documentaries (Tornado Alert, Fiesta in the Sky, Fire! What You Need to
Know, Locked Out of the American Dream, The Writing Coach), and commercial
music production for television and radio. One of his many commissions,
Washington-on-the-Brazos, a Symphonic Poem, received a premiere by the
Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The San Antonio Symphony Orchestra also performed
Washington-on-the-Brazos on tour in Texas and performed it for the National
League of Cities Mayoral National Conference. Faulconer also has guest
conducted the Mesquite Symphony in performances of Washington-on-the-Brazos.
The music for the feature film Scenes in the Dark, a musical play within
a movie, was scored and music-produced by Faulconer and won a prestigious
Gold Award in the Houston International Film Festival.