Geoffrey Pope is an award-winning conductor, orchestrator, and composer. Balancing dual careers in concert music and scoring for film and other media, he believes that creativity and synergy come from lifelong curiosity and a commitment to working well with others.
Pope received his undergraduate degree in composition from USC, masters degrees in composition and conducting from the Eastman School of Music, and a doctorate in conducting from UCLA. This combination and level of formal training is unusual in today’s commercial music industry, and Pope applies these skills to his work in the studio and concert hall with efficiency, sensitivity, and receptivity.
He has scored numerous shorts, commercials, logo cues, and PSAs appearing on broadcast television and online, as well as the feature film “Palo Alto, CA” (2007) starring Ben Savage and Tom Arnold. He has conducted sessions for independent short and feature films in Los Angeles and Rochester, New York, and provided music preparation, arrangement, orchestration, ghostwriting, and mixing services.
A believer that excellent musicians deserve excellent conductors in the studio, Pope is a proponent of working with live musicians whenever possible, and a strong advocate for the employment of Los Angeles musicians. He is also skilled at creating digital mockups when required, simulating orchestral playing to high degrees of realism and nuance with virtual instruments.
He freelances as a forensic musicologist, advising composer and studio clients on musical copyright infringement risk-avoidance.
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Unique traits: - Has synesthesia (sees/associates colors with pitches) - Dual citizen (USA/UK) - Freelances as a forensic musicologist (copyright infringement risk-avoidance services for composers and production companies)