Top 20 Composer celebrities in Canada
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Composer celebrities [Updated September 27, 2022].
Paul Shaffer was born
on November 28, 1949
in Thunder Bay, Canada.
David Letterman's musical director, bandleader, and sidekick for over 30 years. He co-wrote and produced The Weather Girls' hit song "It's Raining Men" in 1979.
He was a member of "Saturday Night Live's" house band from 1975 until 1980.
Net Worth 2020: $30 million (2015)
Salary 2020: $5 million per year
Howard Shore was born
on October 18, 1946
in Toronto, Canada.
Best known for scoring "The Lord of the Rings" film trilogy, for which he won three Academy Awards. He frequently collaborated with director David Cronenberg, including on Cronenberg's first major film "The Brood" from 1979.
He composed the musical score for the third "Twilight" film.
Net Worth 2020: $10 Million
Richard Reed Parry was born
on October 4, 1977
His band Arcade Fire won the Album of the Year Grammy for their 2010 album The Suburbs.
Net Worth 2020: $5 million (2018)
Mychael Danna was born
on September 20, 1958
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Maynard Ferguson was born
on May 4, 1928
in Montreal, Canada.
He was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1992.
Andrew Lockington was born
on January 31, 1974
in Burlington, Ontario, Canada.
Percy Faith was born
on April 7, 1908
in Toronto, Canada.
He released over 70 albums in his career as a bandleader and gained fame for his arrangements of pop and Christmas standards.
Trevor Morris was born
on May 25, 1970
in London, Canada.
He won an Emmy in 2007 for The Pillars of the Earth and has worked on video games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2.
Owen Pallett was born
on September 7, 1979
He collaborated with a variety of mainstream artists, including R.E.M., Arcade Fire, and Taylor Swift
Fred St-Gelais was born
on September 2, 1974
Known for composing music for such television shows as Degrassi: The Next Generation, Canadian Idol, and Instant Star, he also sang lead vocals and played the guitar for a Canadian band called Hépatite B. Additionally, he produced and co-wrote singer Marie-Mai's Felix Award-winning album Dangereuse Attraction.
He earned a 2010 Juno nomination for his music production work.
Daniel Ingram was born
on June 13, 1975
in Vancouver, Canada.
His songs "Becoming Popular (The Pony Every Pony Should Know)" and "May The Best Pet Win" each received Daytime Emmy Award nominations in 2012.
Dan Snaith was born
on March 29, 1978
He has won several awards for his music including at the 2015 Juno Awards where he was announced the winner of Electronic Album of the Year for his album Our Love.
Kenneth G. Mills was born
on January 25, 1923
He founded the a cappella vocal ensemble The Star-Scape Singers in 1976.
David Campbell was born
on February 7, 1948
Perhaps best known as the father of the singer and songwriter Beck, Campbell is also famous for writing or arranging music for such popular artists as Justin Timberlake, Adele, and Michael Jackson. Also a violin and viola player and pianist, David Campbell worked as a session musician for Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and many other singers.
David Campbell's orchestration and musical arrangement credits include work on dozens of films, including Rock of Ages; Brokeback Mountain; Dreamgirls; and August: Osage County.
Robert Fleming was born
on November 12, 1921
The Canada Council for the Arts honors him annually by awarding the Robert Fleming Prize to the most talented young musicians.
Henry Brant was born
on September 15, 1913
Known for his experimental orchestrations and his use of spatialization techniques. He was the orchestrator for 'Cleopatra' from 1963 in collaboration with Alex North and also assisted on '2001' after North developed some physical problems.
His composition "Ice Field" won the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2002.
Edwin Orion Brownell was born
on November 30, 1964
He founded Edwin and the Bedouins after he relocated to Montreal in 1990. The band toured widely, traversing eastern Canada and North Africa. The group marked its 20th anniversary in 2013.