School of Visual & Performing Arts

Department of Music : Faculty

Danny Gray

Adjunct Instructor of Music
Applied Audio Production


Danny Gray is a New York based composer who has received international honors for his film scores and concert music.

He has contributed music to over 350 episodes of network, cable, and online television – including programs such as NBC Dateline, 20/20, NY Med and Good Morning America. His film scores have been heard at South by Southwest, FanTasia, the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival, and various other regional and international festivals. In 2013 he composed the score to the short comedy film Hell No, which became a viral internet sensation garnering over 5 million views in 5 days.

Outside of film scoring, Danny has enjoyed frequent collaborations with a wide variety of ensembles including The Theatre Project, Illuminations Dance Company and Virtual Arts TV. He has gained particular attention for his contemporary choral compositions, with world premieres by ensembles including the Manhattan Choral Ensemble and the Australian Boys Choir.

Danny graduated summa cum laude from the Purchase College Conservatory of Music (State University of New York) in 2008, and has studied film scoring at New York University and the University of Southern California. He is an active member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) and the Society of Composers and Lyricists (SCL).