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Caleb J. Both

Composer • Orchestrator


Caleb J. Both is an American composer, orchestrator, and pianist specializing in film music and concert works. His music is characterized by an emphasis on memorable melodic writing, an ode to the orchestral writing of early Hollywood, and a blend of contemporary electronic techniques.

     His film work includes the award-winning Fool's Gold short film; Wedding Cake -- winner of "Best Narrative Short" at the 2023 Cannes International Cinema Festivalthe web-series Murder in Bb Minor; the short documentary Eye of the Beholder; and a few other short films.


     Concert works include the 2020 Georgia State University (GSU) Wind Band Composition Competition winner, The Chipmunks and the Alley CatClarinet QuintetElegy for Creation -- for string orchestra; Piano Trio; and Desolation -- selected for reading in the University of Missouri-Kansas City's 2018 summer composition camp with ensemble-in-residence newEar Contemporary Chamber Ensemble.

     Caleb is a current M.M. student studying Screen Scoring at New York University, and holds a B.Mus. in Music Composition and a minor in Business Law from GSU. He currently studies privately with Emmy-nominated film composer Marcelo Zarvos (The Equalizer 3Wonder, Ray Donovan), and has additionally studied under five-time Emmy winning composer Jamie Lawrence, Emmy-nominated composer Irwin Fisch, and jazz composer, arranger, and pianist Rich Shemaria


     While studying at GSU, Caleb served as the Media Specialist of the school's SCI (Society of Composers, Inc.) chapter. His devotions to his studies at GSU earned him two prestigious scholarships: The Theodore Presser Foundation Scholarship, and the John Schneider Memorial Scholarship.

More information and recordings of all the above works can be found on the music pages above.


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