Dean Grinsfelder

Dean Grinsfelder

Emmy award-winning – orchestral and electronic – emotional musical impressionist – John Williams meets John Adams


Dean Grinsfelder is an Emmy Award-winning composer and music producer. He has provided music for hundreds of film, television and interactive projects over the past two decades. His selected credits include trailers and promos (Conan the Barbarian, Thor, Tangled, Spider-man 3), feature films (P.S. Your Cat Is Dead, Stonebrook, Hysteria), high-profile documentaries (Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures, Dinosaur Planet, Alien Planet), television series & specials (Wolverine & The X-Men, Miss Universe/Miss USA Pageants, Lingo Game Show), interactive games (Warner Brothers Interactive’s Injustice: Gods Among Us & Mortal Kombat 9, Electronic Arts’ Ultima: Ascention, Microsoft’s Freelancer), commercials (Ford, Mobil Oil, Office Depot), and logos and I.D.s (AMC Theaters, Bristol Bay Productions).

Dean earned an Emmy Award for music editing his score for Discover Channel’s “Dinosaur Planet” (2007), an Emmy nomination for his score for “Jean-Michel Cousteau: Ocean Adventures” (2008) and an Emmy nomination for music editing his score for Discovery Channel’s “Before We Ruled the Earth” (2002). In addition, Dean has received three Telly Awards, a Mobius Award and numerous other accolades and recognition across a variety of media types.

Equally comfortable in front of an orchestra or a wall of computers, Dean brings forth a broad range of musical and technological skills, including composition, orchestration, conducting, music editing & supervision, and engineering & recording.  He is also passionate about the art of storytelling, and has lectured on the role of music in film and other modern forms of storytelling.