Dan Gralick is an award-winning composer, arranger, sound designer, producer, engineer, and inventor. Dan began his musical career at the age of 7, singing and acting on The Children's Hour, a live, weekly children's variety show that was a hit on Philadelphia TV for a decade. He studied arranging and composition at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and studio technology and practice at the Institute of Audio Research in New York City. He won a bronze medal in the New York Film Festival for his very first venture into film scoring.
In 1985, Dan invented and successfully marketed The Stocking Screen. His design, under various brand names, is currently used in recording studios and sound stages around the world to attenuate the plosive bursts created when singers, voiceover talent, and actors aggressively articulate 'Ps' and other consonants.
Dan produced, engineered and mixed "Grapefruit Moon, the songs of Tom Waits," featuring Southside Johnny with LaBamba's 17-piece jazz big band. The CD was released on Leroy Records, and has received acclaim from jazz and pop critics alike. All tracks from the CD are available on iTunes.
As musical director, Dan has organized and directed bands and ensembles comprised of some of the top musicians, performers, and personalities in the US, from acclaimed jazz pianist Lynne Arriale, to members of the BonJovi Band, the E Street Band, and Conan O'Brien's Basic Cable Band. He has conducted his own choral arrangements for the world-renowned Georgia Mass Choir, and has composed and orchestrated for Brown University in association with WGBH, Boston.
Dan's commercial work includes songs, sound design, and film scores created to inspire and energize the employees of such corporate giants as General Motors, Subaru, IBM, Pfizer, Novartis, Kodak, Lucent, Merck, and Miller Brewing, among others.
Dan's downtown Miami studio is equipped with the most advanced tools and effects for scoring, mixing, and creating breathtaking soundscapes.