Dave Volpe is a composer residing in the warmth and glamour of Los Angeles. A proud Massachusetts native and brief New Yorker he will always have the soul of an east coaster, but is delighted to call California his home.
During his time in LA, Dave has written music for multiple feature films including Golden Christmas 2 (aka 3 Holiday Tails), which can be viewed on the ION network during the holiday season, and The Shift starring Danny Glover. He has also written for countless short films and various other media. A graduate of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program at USC, he was afforded many unique opportunities, including a mentorship with renown film composer and longtime hero Thomas Newman, whose unique approach to composing had a profound effect on Dave’s own writing. In addition to Mr. Newman, Dave has learned from and worked with many leading professionals including Bruce Broughton, Jack Smalley, and Blake Neely.
Along with his work in films, Dave is a singer and accomplished choral arranger and composer. He has had arrangements commissioned by numerous LGBT choruses across the country including the Turtle Creek Chorale, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, the Knoxville Gay Men’s Chorus, and the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles. Most recently he was commissioned to write a new piece for Knoxville’s 5th anniversary, which was premiered in May 2017.
In July 2014 Dave received his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut via a work for chorus and orchestra entitled Nebula of Angels, which was commissioned and premiered by GMCLA for their 35th anniversary. Dave has also been commissioned by the L.A. Choral Lab and enjoys many performances of his arrangements by choruses all over the country every year. He also composes concert music for ensembles of various shapes and sizes – from solo flute to piano trio to full and chamber orchestra.
In addition to composing, Dave is a comedic actor, an avid cook and baker, a calligrapher, and is a self proclaimed podcast junkie.
For a full list of credits, visit me on IMDB