Brian King

Program Director - Founder of Ethos Education Online

Brian has been working in the industry as a composer, orchestrator, musician, engineer and producer. Feature film projects include Rushmore, The Rugrats Movie and Get Bruce working with Mark Mothersbaugh and Michael Feinstein. Television credits include; The Proud Family, King of Queens, Starting Over, The Love Chronicles, and the VH1 feature film Play’d.

His work in education, within the scoring for films program in USC (associate professor & program director 1998-2012), and as a program consultant and visiting faculty with UNCSA (2013), centers on preparing students for careers in music for film and multimedia by building relationships with other industry professionals; Marco Beltrami (2-time Oscar nominee), Thomas Newman (American Beauty, Skyfall), Ludwig Göransson (Fruitvale Station, Community, New Girl, HAIM).

Since 2012, Brian has been teaching a series of masterclasses and workshops in music for film, designed specifically for filmmakers, for several schools in Paris, including; EICAR (Paris) and 3iS (Élancourt). He is currently on the faculty for EICAR.

Before moving to Los Angeles in 1997, Brian was the creator & owner of the Blue Wall Recording Studio in Atlanta, Georgia . Projects with REM, the B52s, The Indigo Girls, Medeski, Martin and Wood, John McLaughlin and the subdudes with Bonnie Raitt.

Prominent Works


Medeski, Martin and Wood • Johnny O’Neil Trio • subdudes (w/Bonnie Raitt) • The B-52s • Jerry Marotta • Joseph Arthur • The Indigo Girls • R.E.M. • Alan Broadbent • Melissa Manchester   •   Jimmy Webb   •  Col. Bruce Hampton • Daemon Records • Concord Jazz  •  Whoa Films  •  The Ant Farm • • Grady Cousins  • Michael Feinstein  •  Livingston and Evans  • John McLaughlin •  Clark Vreeland


• BBC Radio 2 – Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Series (5 seasons) featured artists include; Johnny Mandel, Monica Mancini, Carole Bayer Sager, Hal David, Jimmy Webb

• NPR – “Performance Series” with Michael Feinstein and Roger Kellaway


“Rushmore” w/M. Mothersbaugh   •  “Rugrats” w/M. Mothersbaugh   •  “Get Bruce” Michael Feinstein  •  “Buzz Me In” Jack Logan   •  “Glad To Be Live” Kodac Harrison   •  Belloluna (Daemon Records)  •  Grady Cousins (Daemon Records)  •   “Fop Duets” with Bob Lipman  •   The Concrete Surrealists • The Nightporters  •   Always Patsy Cline   •  Code Blue   •   Z Information  •   Heavy Liquid  •  Amy Lee (Jimmy Buffett)   •  Sam Skelton   •   James Schneider (JAS)    •   Marcelle Harwell Pachnowski  •  The Brian King Quintet


Play’d – VH1 •   Get Bruce •   Blindspot •   Living In The Spirit  •  Satanic


The Ring •   Half Brother •   The Cricket Player •   Dusk •   Coda •   Wishing Time


The Proud Family – Disney Channel •   The Parkers  – UPN •   King Of Queens – CBS

Starting Over – NBC •  Day Of The Dinosaur – TBS •   The Love Chronicles – A&E


• Woyzeck – live theater collaboration via internet between Lyon, France and Los Angeles, California

• The Godfadda Workout (L.A. and N.Y.)

• Always Patsy Cline w/Sally Struthers


• Mercedes Benz •  MCI •  Motrin •  Zest •  Ivory •  Heart Association •  American Cancer Society

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