Composition Alumnus to Score ‘Lady and the Tramp’

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Lady and the Tramp
Lady and the Tramp

Among the many recent announcements at D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, it was announced that Joseph Trapanese ’08 M.A. would be composing the score for the live-action adaptation of “Lady and the Tramp.” Trapanese is known for composing the scores for such films as “The Greatest Showman” and the landmark rap biopic “Straight Outta Compton.” Other notable solo scores include “Robin Hood” (2018), “Only The Brave” (2017), “Earth to Echo” (2014), and the second and third installments of the “Divergent” series, “Insurgent” (2015) and “Allegiant” (2016).  For television, he has composed scores for USA’s “Unsolved” (2018);  Amazon’s “Jean-Claude Van Johnson” (2017); ABC’s “Quantico” (2016-17), Freeform’s “Dead of Summer” (2016), and Disney XD’s “Tron: Uprising” (2012).  Video game scores include Electronic Arts’ “Need for Speed Payback” (2017) and Ubisoft’s “The Crew” (2014).

Born in Jersey City, Trapanese earned his B.A. in classical composition from the Manhattan School of Music. He went on to study at UCLA for his M.A. and taught electronic music composition at the school from 2008-2011.  In 2016, he became a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

With such an extensive resume of film scores, it will be exciting to see what Trapanese brings to “Lady and the Tramp,” which arrives on Disney+ on November 12, 2019.

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