Greg Sims is an award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator and producer of music for film, television and album projects. Throughout his career he has been able to draw from his classical and jazz training as well as his experience in creating commercial music to produce a wide range of memorable work.
Greg embarked upon a musical career path at an early age. “My fascination for music, especially symphonic recordings, goes back as far as I can remember. I started piano lessons at the age of five and never grew out of my love for music. I can’t imagine what it would be like to not know what career path to take.” In his early teens, Greg picked up the saxophone and was active in his high school band program, excelling in numerous county and state competitions.
His fascination with jazz began when he heard Bill Evans on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz radio show on NPR. This inspired him to complete a Bachelor of Music in Studio Music & Jazz, with a major in piano, at the University of Tennessee under the tutelage of Jerry Coker. “My thinking was that if I could learn to arrange, compose, and perform jazz, I would be ready for just about anything. Musically speaking, that is!”
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May 13, 2013
Please join Greg Monday evening, May 13th from 7 - 9 pm as he presents "Film Scoring 101: A Composer's Perspective" at the Celebrity Centre, Nashville. This is a free event sponsored by ArtLightenment Art & Film Festival. Reception to follow.
1130 8th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37203
March 18, 2013
"The Lion Of Judah" (directed by Deryck Broom) has been nominated for Best Animation by the African Movie Academy Awards (AMMA). Greg Sims composed, orchestrated and produced the orchestral score.
January 20, 2013
Greg Sims wins a Posi Award for his song "Center of the Heart", co-written with Jan Garrett and his wife Annie Sims. The song won in the New Thought category at the 8th annual Posi Awards, presented by emPower Music & Arts. Greg, Jan, and Annie performed the song at the awards ceremony in Orlando Florida.
October 29, 2012
Greg scores the short film "Erf 486" for Trilogy Creative Studios in South Africa, as part of the 48-Hour Film Project. The film was written and directed by Deryck Broom.
September 27, 2012
"The Lion of Judah" has remained on Amazon's Top Ten best-sellers list of Faith & Spirituality Blu-rays for six months, ever since its Warner Brothers release March 27th.
May 1, 2012
"The Lion of Judah" has been chosen for screening at the Park City Film Music Festival in Park City, Utah, home of the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. This is the only film festival in the United States dedicated solely to recognizing exceptional music in film. The festival runs from May 25 - June 3, 2012. For more info and screening dates please visit:
April 18, 2012
"The Lion of Judah" is #3 on amazon's Faith & Spirituality Blu-ray best-selling list and #1 on its Blu-ray Hot New Releases.
March 27, 2012
Warner Home Video will release "The Lion of Judah" Blu-ray 3D pack on March 27. Greg composed, arranged, orchestrated and produced the 55-minute underscore and re-produced nine of the ten original songs in the movie. The score has received rave reviews from Film Music Magazine who chose it as one of their July Soundtrack Picks, the founder of the International Film Music Critics Association and many McClatchy-owned newspapers such as The Miami Herald, The Dallas Morning News and The Seattle Times. "I'm thrilled that it's being released by Warner Brothers and that it goes down in history as the first faith-based animated film to be released on Blu-ray 3D," said Sims, who has composed music cues for Harpo Productions TV programs such as "The Oprah Winfrey Show", "The Dr. Oz Show", and "The Nate Berkus Show". "I'm hoping that the music in this film will help draw attention to Nashville as a well-rounded music city, and not just the home of country music."
March 6, 2012
Greg Sims’ score for “The Lion of Judah” receives a ”notable“ mention in the category of “Best Score - Animation” in the 2011 Movie Music UK Awards.
Other notable scores include Chris Bacon’s “Gnomeo & Juliet”, Harry Gregson-Williams’s “Arthur Christmas”, Joel McNeely’s “Tinkerbell and the Pixie Hollow Games”, John Powell’s “Mars Needs Moms”, Hans Zimmer and John Powell’s “Kung Fu Panda 2”, and Hans Zimmer’s “Rango”.
March 1, 2012
Greg is chosen to compose the score for "An African Tale", an animated feature produced by Animated Family Films and Sunrise Productions, and distributed by AMG Films.
January 24, 2012
Greg is tapped to compose the score for "Flying High", the inspiring true story of entrepreneur Calvin LeHew and singer/songwriter Stowe Dailey Shockey. "I'm honored and excited to hear Greg Sims' enthusiasm for the story of FLYING HIGH... I believe he'll bring heart & soul to this real life musical-documentary"
-Peter Shockey; award winning director & screenwriter for FLYING HIGH Documentary Feature
November 20, 2011
Greg is hired to supervise the music and compose the score of the romantic fantasy feature, "Soulmates", written by actor/director/producer Jim Fitzpatrick. The film is scheduled to go into pre-production in February 2012.
June 27, 2011
Greg produced two recording sessions with the Slovak National Symphony Orchestra, the Lucnica Chorus, and the Bratislava Boys Choir via Source-Connect. Allan Wilson conducted the sessions, and Peter Fuchs engineered. “It was a real joy producing and listening to the superb performances of the orchestra and choirs. The boys choir was so unexpectedly fantastic -- we all had tears in our eyes hearing their sweet sound.” The recording will be used for world champion Steffen Peters’ new equestrian dressage freestyle performance.
April 26, 2011
“The Lion of Judah: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” has been released digitally on iTunes. The soundtrack features original songs performed by 2-time Dove award winner Kari Jobe, Klaus, Lindell Cooley, and Eddie James and introduces the world to some very talented artists and songwriters from South Africa. The release also includes over 20 minutes of the score which was composed by Greg Sims. Greg also co-produced many of the songs along with Roger Hawkins and Jeremy Olivier.
May 31, 2011
MovieScore Media has just released "The Lion of Judah: Original Motion Picture Score". The music was composed, orchestrated and produced by Greg Sims. "His knack for big orchestral music in a cinematic fashion really shines in 'The Lion of Judah', which is the type of action-oriented, thematically rich and expertly orchestrated film score so many fans of the genre enjoy," says Mikael Carlson, Executive Producer of MSM and Founder of the International Film Music Critics Association. The album is available digitally on iTunes and on CD from Screen Archives Entertainment.
April 12, 2011
Greg has signed a recording contract with MovieScore Media to release the score for the motion picture “The Lion of Judah”. MovieScore Media has been nominated for ‘Soundtrack Label of the Year’ by the International Film Music Critics Association for five consecutive years. The release is set for May 31, 2011.
“There are so many incredibly talented film composers out there. To discover these artists and let the world know about their fantastic music is one of the greatest things about running this label,” says MovieScore Media’s producer Mikael Carlsson.
March 16, 2011
Greg's latest CD entitled “Go Within”, produced for his singer/songwriter wife, Annie Sims, is awarded the Positive Music Association’s Seal of Excellence, awarded for all around quality of songwriting, performance, production and mastering. The PMA Seal honors the best in Positive music, to help bring this new genre of music into the mainstream, and to inspire other musicians to create quality Positive music.
March 8, 2011
AMG Films, a division of AMG Holdings located in West Palm Beach, Fla., has signed a five-year first-look deal with the Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group for television, DVD and digital rights in the U.S. and select foreign territories.
The Lion of Judah, an animated 3D feature that tells the Easter story through the eyes of several animals, will be the first film under the deal to be released to the home entertainment market by Warners. It will first play about 1,000 theaters this spring through a separate distribution deal with Rocky Mountain Pictures. Greg Sims composed and orchestrated the score for this 3D CGI animated feature.
Other films that AMG is developing include An African Tale, an animated family film about jungle and plains animals overcoming their mistrust of each other; Bethlehem or Bust, a prequel to The Lion of Judah; Perfect Wave, a live-action movie telling the true story of surfer Ian McCormack; Heart of a Man, based on the story of 18th century seaman John Newton; and Our Father, a dramedy written by Gene Quintano and the late John Candy.
February 18, 2011
The first single from The Lion of Judah, "Carry Me", is debuted for Hans Groeneveld, International President of Integrity Media who declares, "It's a perfect record!". Produced by Greg and sung by Integrity's own recording artist Kari Jobe, the single is slated for release in advance of the film. Kari Jobe was the recipient of two Dove Awards in 2010, for both the Spanish Language Album of the Year and the Special Events Album of the Year. She was also nominated in 2010 as Dove's Best New Artist of the Year.
November 5, 2010
Greg attented the premiere reception to celebrate AMG, Alliance Media Group at Caffe Primo in Los Angeles. Greg is slated to score several upcoming films for AMG including "The September Testament", "Bethelem or Bust" and "An African Tale". More information about AMG may be found www.amg-films.com
November 5, 2010
Greg attended the first screening of "The Lion of Judah" in 3D at Real D in Beverly Hills.
September 8, 2010
Greg recently finished composing and producing 25 cues for Harpo Sounds to be used in the Dr. Oz and Oprah Winfrey television shows.
August 30, 2010
Greg's latest commission was composing and producing musical bumpers for the upcoming Nate Berkus show, which premieres September 13th. This is being produced by Sony Pictures and Harpo Productions. Greg was also asked to submit themes for the new show which are currently being considered.
July 1, 2010
Greg's various musical cues were used over 250 times in the 2nd quarter of the Dr. Oz television show.
May 17, 2010
Animated Family Films will begin a search for top Christian artists to contribute songs for their upcoming CGI feature, “Bethlehem Or Bust”. Greg Sims will be composing the score, and will help supervise the selection of songs and serve as executive producer for the recordings.
April 5, 2010
Animated Family Films announced that the company will begin auditioning solo recording artists and groups for their upcoming release, “The Lion Of Judah”. These artists will record the ten songs written specifically for the movie. Greg Sims will supervise the project, and executive produce the soundtrack album.
February 1, 2010
Animated Family Films begins pre-production on “Bethlehem Or Bust”, a new CGI film that will feature the characters from “The Lion Of Judah”. Greg Sims has signed on to compose the score. Deryck Broom, the director for “The Lion Of Judah”, will also direct the sequel.
August 15, 2009
Greg has just signed on to collaborate with director Gary Cole and producers Daniel de Liege and Mark Koch as the composer for “The September Testament”, a sci-fi thriller set for release in 2011.
May 5, 2009
Greg has recently finished composing, orchestrating and producing the score for “The Lion Of Judah”, a CGI feature from Animated Family Films, starring the voice talents of Ernest Borgnine, Michael Madsen, Sandi Patty and Anupam Kher. The film is set to be released to theaters by Paramount in September 2010.