Scott Szabo is an experienced and award-winning composer for two nationally syndicated TV series; “Judge Alex” (airing 2005-Present) and Texas Justice” (aired 2001-2004); both on FOX. He also produced and arranged the music for “Divorce Court” (airing 2008-Present). He has also composed music for the TV series 50 Cent: The Money and The Power and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Scott has scored more than a dozen feature films including the critically acclaimed film “The Preacher’s Daughter” (starring Andrea Bowen of Desperate Housewives) which has been running on Lifetime Network and in multiple territories overseas since fall of 2012. In 2009 Scott won a Telly Award for music for the short film Saving Evan White. In 2005, he won the Gold Medal for his music score of the feature film “Dancing in Twilight” at the Park City Film Music Festival.
Over the past 25 years, Scott has built a solid career as an accomplished and award-winning music composer for film, television and multimedia. With a broad approach to music, from world music to electronic to symphonic orchestra, he has spent years polishing and developing his style. The musical impulse began early in Scott. Born in Austin Texas, began performing in rock bands at fifteen. The next year found him accepted into the prestigious High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) in Houston. However, Szabo was accepted to HSPVA on the basis of his talents in the visual arts.
“Of course I took music theory and piano courses,” Szabo says, “but it was art school that taught me to think conceptually and emotionally about a composition, be it on a canvas or a keyboard. I learned there are multiple ways to solve a problem and how to refine a raw idea. This really helps me as a music composer.”
The 1980s and early 1990s saw Scott performing live as a singer and keyboardist through out Texas and the Southwest in bands that he put together while developing his own musical style and technique. Always writing and releasing his original songs, this culminated in Scott being signed to the indie label Fires of August.
In 1988 Scott was asked to compose the music for a series of internationally distributed videos for Dow Chemical. Since then, he has kept a busy schedule composing the music for award winning feature films and TV series. Additionally, Scott has placed numerous original songs in films and has also written music for over 200 commercials and marketing videos for such diverse clients as Applebee’s, Continental Airlines, Enron, Joe’s Crab Shack, Mahindra Tractors, Shell Oil, and Time Warner.