Composer • Orchestrator • Conductor
Roger May is an established composer and orchestrator in the fields of concert and media music. His compositions have been performed in the UK and internationally by the likes of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North, National Symphony Orchestra and the National Saxophone Choir. His music has been featured in Lesley Garrett's gala concerts and heard in major venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and South Bank Centre. On screen, Roger orchestrated on the soundtrack to the DreamWorks Animation film Bee Movie, and has worked on numerous projects for the BBC, including Robin Hood and The 7 Ages of Britain, as well as for Scandinavian TV.
Roger has won recognition and awards from the BSO, Vox Novus (New York), the West Forest Sinfonia, Aldworth Philharmonic, Vine Orchestra and National Saxophone Choir amongst others, gaining mentoring from James MacMillan (CBE) in the process. He is an active conductor and teacher, and presents pre-concert talks for Reading Arts. Roger studied Music at Bristol University and Composing for Film and TV at the London College of Music and Media, where he won the Wilfred Josephs prize for his orchestral epic, Bariolage.
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