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 “The Pale Blue Eye” by Scott Cooper, David Cronenberg’s “Crimes of The Future” , and Greg Mottola’s comedy “Confess, Fletch”.



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.


Back to School!

Back to School!

It's been over 10 years since I taught college at NYU and CUNY, and I've missed the classroom over the years. This fall however, I am going back to teaching and joining the faculty at Bard Music Conservatory under the direction of Oscar winning composer Tan Dun. I...

Teldex Studios

Teldex Studios

Recording at Teldex studios in Berlin this week. Teldex is a beautiful studio and the orchestra was fantastic. It had been years since I recorded there, and even though we had to produce the recordings remotely, it was still a thrilling performance and recording. We...

Spotify:Classical New Releases

Spotify:Classical New Releases

Thanks Spotify for adding my newest release “Focus” to your Classical New Releases playlist. My listeners just went up by about 100%! Spotify Users- Follow here:



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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.