David James Nielsen provides high quality original music for media, as well as for the concert hall.  His creative work ranges from computer-based synth scores, to full orchestral music.  Each of David’s scores are created in his home studio, which are either brought to life through an array of talented musicians, or through the best sounding synthesizers and samples available.

Through his work composing for television and film, David has developed strong, flexible skills that would be of value to almost any film and television production company. He is passionate, dedicated, motivated, and highly committed to creating quality work.  David is also a person with great people skills, and works well as a team player.

If you would like to hire David to compose an original score for your film, television, or video project, please feel free to contact him at david@davidjamesnielsen.com or 323-308-0760.  He would be happy to answer all of your questions, and to discuss the direction of your musical needs.   


David entered the musical world playing piano starting at age six.  He began composing at age 15 and went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts Degree in music from the University of Calgary.

From 1997 to 2003, David served as Composer-In-Residence for Pleiades Theatre/Vertigo Mystery Theatre, and composed the musical scores for approximately twenty-eight theatrical plays.

In 2003, David earned a certificate in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television from the University of Southern California.

David currently lives in Apopka, FL, and has scored or provided music for several film and television productions including ANNABELLE HOOPER AND THE GHOSTS OF NANTUCKET, RECLAIMING THE BLADE, DATED, TALL SHIPS: THE PRIVATEER LYNX, A TIMELESS JOURNEY, TALES FROM BEYOND, HAUNTING VILLISCA, OVERLAP, THE BIG TABLE, MAN VS. WOMAN, THE LITTLE DOCUMENTARY THAT COULDN’T, and the television series ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER.  In 2008, David won the Gold Medal of Artistic Excellence Award for his score to the film MAN VS. WOMAN, and the Bronze Medal for Excellence Award for his score to the film TALES FROM BEYOND at the Park City Film Music Festival.  David also has worked in various roles ranging from music score programmer and orchestrator, to additional composer.  Some of these titles include the TV series STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE (music score programmer), the television movies SILENT WITNESS (music score programmer), THE TENTH CIRCLE (music score programmer, orchestrator), FLIGHT 93 (music score programmer), FAITH OF MY FATHERS (music score programmer, additional composer), and the National Geographic Special EDEN AT THE END OF THE WORLD (additional composer).

In August of 2006, David organized and composed for a concert in Los Angeles which utilized an orchestra performing original music to benefit Red Cross Disaster Relief Operations. The concert was a tribute to the survivors of the 2004 Southeast Asia Tsunami Disaster, and the 2005 Hurricane Katrina. David was one of the conductors for this concert which featured his music along with the music of six other composers.

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