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Bear McCreary

Name

Bear McCreary

Position

Composer

Birthdate

February 17, 1979

Birthplace

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, USA

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Bear McCreary

Bear McCreary is the composer for Caprica. His brother, Brendan McCreary, and mother, Laura Kalpakian, also lend their musical and lyric talents to the Caprica soundtrack. He married Raya Yarbrough in 2010. She is a vocalist who has performed on the Caprica and Battlestar Galactica soundtracks. They have one child.

McCreary is is a degreed graduate of the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music (Composition and Recording Arts). He was one of a small and select group of proteges of the late, many-honored film composer Elmer Bernstein. Although he is now firmly in the mainstream of film composition, many of McCreary's earliest soundtrack-music compositions were for independent motion picture productions.

He composed the soundtracks for the Battlestar Galactica franchise: Battlestar Galactica Blood & Chrome (2012), Battlestar Galactica The Plan (2009), and Battlestar Galactica (2004 - 2009).

McCreary won an Emmy for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Da Vinci' s Demons (2013). He won 3 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards: TV Composer of the Year (2016), Top Television Series for The Walking Dead (2010), and Top Television Series for Eureka (2006). He won 2 International Film Music Critics Awards (IFMCA): Best Original Score for a Television Series for Human Target (2010), and Best Original Score for Television for Seasons 4 and 5 of Battlestar Galactica (2009).

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