Sean gained his passion for music and then forged his skills in the crossroads of America: Muncie, Indiana. In 2008, Sean answered an email bulletin asking for help with music for a small production. He jumped at the chance and thus opened a door to his venture into the film industry. Sean has since penned countless scores for up-and-coming independent filmmakers.
While in school, Sean also participated in many workshops. Attending the 2010 Marian University Film Composition Competition, the 2011 New York University Film-Scoring workshop and the 2011 Transatlantyk Poznan Film Composition Competition were among some of his achievements.
Sean’s love of the video medium, in both film and games, has led him to pursue a career and life built around creating future works to move people. So, after graduating from Ball State and Butler University with a degree in Music Composition, Sean journeyed westward to the University of Southern California by earning a coveted spot in the exceptional Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) graduate program where Sean spent his days with the finest teachers leading in their field of expertise.
Sean’s works have been featured in the California Independent Film Festival, The Catalina Film Festival, the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, the Indie Gathering, The Cleveland International Film Fest, the Terror Film Festival, the Big Island Film Festival, among many others. His score for SARGE won “Best Music in a Film” at the 2016 Reading Film Festival and has worked on the hit Netflix docu-drama series Chef’s Table. While writing for Chef’s Table, the show was nominated for an Emmy two years in a row (2015-16) for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series.
Sean currently resides in Los Angeles and spends the majority of his time collaborating with fellow artists all the while further honing his musical talents. He still manages to arrange and compose several yearly pieces for many high school and college level bands and orchestras across the country.
Sean holds a Bachelors of Music in Composition from Butler University and a Scoring For Motion Pictures and Television Graduate Certificate from The University of Southern California. He is a member of ASCAP as both a composer and publisher. He is also an adjudicator with the Central States Judges Association (CSJA).