James Sizemore is a composer and music editor known for his work producing music for films ranging from “The Hobbit” trilogy to “Spotlight”.

Recent projects include David Cronenberg’s “The Shrouds”, “The Slumber Party” by Veronica Rodriguez, and “The Pale Blue Eye” by Scott Cooper.



James Sizemore is a composer and music editor with notable credits in film and television. Recent projects include The Pale Blue EyeConfess Fletch, and Crimes of the Future.

Previously, James produced the score for the Oscar winning independent film, Spotlight, and spent 3 years working with director Peter Jackson and composer Howard Shore, orchestrating the music for The Hobbit Trilogy.

With a versatile background in many musical styles, he has ranged from the big broadway musical numbers written for  OJ:The Musical  to the ambient soundscapes heard in David Cronenberg’s films Maps to the Stars and Cosmopolis. His versatility can also be heard in Jon Stewart’s film Rosewater, where ethnic Persian soloists intermingle with hip-hop and rock influences.

James is an Artist in Residence at Bard Music Conservatory, teaching a course on film music. He has also served on the faculty of New York University and the City University of New York. He lives in the Hudson Valley, NY with his wife and daughters.


New Album Release

New Album Release

Very excited to be recording a new album of works for piano and piano quintet this fall, following the successful funding of my first Kickstarter campaign!  

The Slumber Party

The Slumber Party

My personal life and my work life aligned this year, as I saw my eldest daughter Ella turn 13, while also working as a music editor on the Disney + feature film, The Slumber Party about a 14 yr old sleepover that goes haywire.  The music ranged from Japanese Bubblegum...

The Pale Blue Eye

The Pale Blue Eye

THE PALE BLUE EYE is coming to select theatres in December, and coming to Netflix on January 6th. This was a real bucket list film for me to work on. After many years of admiring (and teaching) the films of inimitable writer, director, and producer Scott Cooper, I...



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Get the Album first

The first 3 tracks on the new album will be released on 3.20.2020, but the rest of the album will not be available until this summer on the streaming platforms and stores. These platforms favor singles over albums for playlist placement.

So I will be sharing the entire album for email subscribers in a 7 day album experience. (Don't worry, it's just about building a community, not about spamming you with emails!).

On album release day, you will receive 1 email a day for 7 days that leads you to a behind the scenes look that details what each piece means, how it was written, and how it was recorded. You can download the high res audio (available nowhere else), stream the music, look at the scores, and learn how it was recorded.

Thank you for joining me on this musical journey! Check your email inbox (and Junk Mail!) for the Welcome email.