Michael J. Lloyd is a composer and orchestrator who grew up playing saxophone in the Phoenix area. His love of film music began at an early age, when he would often take to the keyboard to figure out melodies from some of his favorite movies. Throughout high school, he transcribed and arranged a number of John Williams scores for his high school concert band, in addition to writing numerous arrangements for the jazz band. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a double major in jazz performance and composition, he was accepted into the prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at the University of Southern California. Upon graduating in 2007, he was awarded the BMI Scholarship for excellence in film scoring, and quickly began working in the industry.
Now celebrating his tenth year working in the film industry, Michael has worked on a number of diverse projects, from feature films to television to video games. His feature film scores include Dying to Kill, Holiday Breakup, and David and Fatima. He has orchestrated on a number of film and TV scores by composer Christopher Lennertz, including Baywatch, Smurfs: The Lost Village, Ride Along, Ride Along 2, Horrible Bosses 2, Marvel’s Agent Carter, and Galavant. His work in the video game world includes The Darkness II, Starhawk, Quantum of Solace, The Godfather II, Red Alert 3, and The Simpsons Game.
In addition to composing and orchestrating, Michael offers a number of other music-related services, including MIDI extraction, part-creation, and printing for scoring sessions. To see samples of his work, please contact Michael below.