The music of composer Gregory Smith covers a wide range of the musical world entertaining thousands every day and night at Disney theme parks while reaching millions on television networks throughout the world.
His long association with the Walt Disney Company has yielded original themes, songs and arrangements for their animated features, movies and all of their worldwide theme parks. Wishes, his nighttime spectacular and perennial favorite, continues to draw record crowds at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom. More recently Smith has created an anniversary fireworks show for Tokyo DisneySea and is finishing up the castle show for the soon to open Shanghai Disneyland.
Smith’s broadcast credits range from major network themes including inauguration and election themes for CBS, the ubiquitous CBS logo, to underscores for the various Star Trek dramas, Warner Bros. cartoons, as well as sports themes for ESPN, TNT, ABC, Headline News, the NY Mets, the New Jersey Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning. On the grandest of scale, Smith composed the music for the Salt Lake Paralympic opening ceremonies broadcast worldwide by ABC. He has written hundreds of commercial soundtracks for numerous companies that include Mattel, Disney, American Express, Kodak, Hasbro and Proctor and Gamble.
The family/educational concert works of Gregory Smith have enjoyed nearly 900 performances by more than 200 orchestras, often with Smith narrating. Orchestras such as the Atlanta, Baltimore, Bonn, Boston, Cincinnati, Minnesota and Toronto symphonies, as well as the Rochester and Hong Kong philharmonics, have embraced Greg’s unique approach to family/educational concerts. The international reach of these works continues to expand with numerous performances in the United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Germany, Greece, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. His newest work in this genre, The Animated Orchestra, was commissioned for the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music’s 50th Anniversary and premiered in August 2012 with long-time Smith champion Marin Alsop conducting.
As a conductor, Smith has recorded with orchestras in London, San Francisco, Prague, Salt Lake City and Seattle as well as numerous studio orchestras in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville.