About Howard Shore
Howard Shore is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music.
∙ Before he fully ventured into TV and film work, Shore spent years touring and recording with Juno Award-winning jazz-fusion band Lighthouse.
∙ Shore, who befriended Lorne Michaels at youth summer camp, was later hired as musical director of Michaels’ sketch-comedy program Saturday Night Live.
∙ He has scored films for the world’s top filmmakers, including Martin Scorsese, Peter Jackson, and David Cronenberg.
∙ He cowrote the opening theme for Late Night with Conan O’Brien, which O’Brien brought with him when he assumed hosting duties on The Tonight Show.
∙ Shore has won three Academy Awards, including Best Original Song for Return of the King’s “Into the West,” which he cowrote with Annie Lennox.
∙ Shore has conducted orchestras around the world in a symphonic arrangement of his acclaimed scores for the movie franchise The Lord of the Rings.
∙ In 2008, he premiered his two-act opera The Fly, based loosely on the 1986 David Cronenberg film of the same name.
∙ For his contributions to film and music, he was honored in 2016 with the title Officer of the Order of Canada.
HOMETOWNToronto, Ontario, Canada
BORNOctober 18, 1946