Greg Reitan

Greg Reitan, a Seattle native, began his interest in music at the age 10 He says that he was blessed to have studied with many great musicians, including pianist Joni Metcalf and Dave Peck, as well as composer/drummer Jerry Granelli. My summers were spent at Bud Shank Jazz Workshop in Port Townsend WA. There I studied piano with Hal Galper, and arranging with John Clayton. Greg was awarded two Berklee School of Music scholarships and the Kreielsheimer scholarship at Cornish College of the Arts. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and enrolled in the University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music. There he studied composition with Frank Ticheli, Stephen Hartke and Erica Muhl, as well as piano with Milcho Leviev, Terry Trotter, film composition with David Raksin, and Christopher Young. Reitan also won the John Coltrane Competition in 1991 and the Harry Warren Prize in Film Scoring 1995. Greg was a finalist at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, and the 1996 Hennessy-Cognac Jazz Search in New York.. Reitan is also a film composer/producer. Reitan worked for Score Productions in New York and has composed music for ABC and CBS. After leaving Score Productions he composed the original score of the independent film Dumbarton Bridge for which he was awarded the Grand Prize for Best Score at 1999 Providence R.I. Film Festival. Evergreen Point Music was founded in 2001. It is a Los Angeles-based production company that serves NBC News, XM Satellite Radio and Warner Bros., among other film projects. Reitan has a longstanding relationship with Los Angeles County Museum of Art and performs internationally. Two of his compositions appeared in Bark, a motion picture starring Lisa Kudrow that was part of the official Sundance Festival selection. He was awarded the ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award in 2002 for “Man Overboard” and made an official Steinway Artist that year. Two of his compositions were performed by the USC Symphony: Clarinet Concerto in Three Movements (USC Symphony) and Los Angeles Fanfare (USC Symphony). Visit

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