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List of notable or famous film score composers from Canada, with bios and photos, including the top film score composers born in Canada and even some popular film score composers who immigrated to Canada. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Canadian film score composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These film score composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known film score composer from Canada is included when available.

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Aaron Chan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 29 Aaron Chan is a screenwriter, film director, film editor, cinematographer and film score composer.

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Adam & the Amethysts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Adam and the Amethysts are a Canadian indie rock band formed in Montreal in 2004. The band is fronted by Adam Waito, a former member of Miracle Fortress.

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Adam Fulton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Adam Fulton is a film score composer and voice actor.

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Adam Locke-Norton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 36 Adam Locke-Norton is a film editor, film director and film score composer.

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Alanis Morissette is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 43 Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for ...more

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Alex Khaskin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 57 Alex Khaskin is a Russian composer He was born in St. Petersburg. He spent his early years studying music, classical orchestration, and arrangement. He immigrated to Canada in 1981 and is now a ...more

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Anna McGarrigle is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 73 Anna McGarrigle, CM is a Canadian folk music singer and songwriter who wrote and performed as a duo with her sister, Kate McGarrigle, until Kate's death in 2010.

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Benoît Charest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 53 Benoît Charest is a Canadian guitarist and film score composer from Quebec. He is best known for the soundtrack of the animated film Les Triplettes de Belleville, for which he won a ...more

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Benoit Grey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Benoit Grey Benoit Grey is a film score composer.

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Bob Nolan is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Dec. at 72 (1908-1980) Bob Nolan was a Canadian-born American singer, songwriter, and actor. He was a founding member of the Sons of the Pioneers, and composer of numerous Country music and Western music songs, ...more

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Boris Malagurski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 29 Boris Malagurski is a Serbian-Canadian film director, producer, writer, television host and activist.

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Buffy Sainte-Marie is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 77 Buffy Sainte-Marie, OC is a Canadian-American Cree singer-songwriter, musician, composer, visual artist, educator, pacifist, and social activist. Throughout her career in all of these areas, her ...more

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Carly Paradis is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 37 Carly Paradis was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is a composer and pianist. She composes soundtracks for movies, documentaries and television series. In 2008, she worked with film ...more

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Carmen Lombardo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Dec. at 68 (1903-1971) Carmen Lombardo was the younger brother of bandleader Guy Lombardo. He was a vocalist and composer whose compositions included the 1928 classic "Sweethearts on Parade", which was ...more

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Christophe Beck is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 46 Christophe Beck, also credited as Chris Beck, is a Canadian television and film score composer. He is a brother of the noted pianist Chilly Gonzales.

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Christopher Guglick is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Christopher Guglick is a film score composer, pianist, singer-songwriter and sound engineer.

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Claude Foisy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Claude Foisy age 63 Claude Foisy is a film score composer.

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Colin Burrowes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Colin Burrowes age 44 Colin Burrowes is a film score composer, actor, film producer, film director, screenwriter, and film editor.

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Craig McConnell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Craig McConnell age 45 Craig McConnell is a Canadian music producer, film and television composer, and songwriter. His 9 feature films have received theatrical distribution in over 50 countries. His music is also ...more

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Dan Hill is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 63 Daniel Grafton "Dan" Hill IV is a Canadian pop singer and songwriter. He had two major international hits with his songs "Sometimes When We Touch" and "Can't We ...more

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Daniel Ingram is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Daniel Ingram age 42 Daniel Ingram is a Canadian composer and songwriter, primarily for animated series soundtracks. He has written more than 200 songs for television, in genres ranging from current Pop and Classic ...more

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Daniel Lavoie is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 69 Daniel Lavoie is a Canadian singer–songwriter, actor, producer, poet, and radio host, known for his song "Ils s'aiment" and the role of Frollo in musical Notre-Dame de Paris. He ...more

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Daniel Toussaint is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Daniel Toussaint age 60 Daniel Toussaint is a film score composer, sound designer and sound editor.

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Danny Smith is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 44 Daniel Arthur "Danny" Smith is a Canadian actor and musician.

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Darren Baker is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Darren Baker age 40 Darren Baker is a film score composer.

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Dave Best is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Dave Best Dave Best is a film score composer.

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David Kristian is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 50 David Kristian is a Canadian musician and film score composer and sound designer. David Kristian has been involved in audio for media since the early 1980s, when he first started work as an ...more

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Dennis Burke is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Dennis Burke Dennis Burke is a film score composer.

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Duane Andrews is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 45 Duane Andrews is a Canadian guitarist. He combines traditional Newfoundland folk music with Manouche gypsy jazz similar to the way that gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt infused jazz with ...more

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Eldon Rathburn is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Dec. at 92 (1916-2008) Eldon Davis Rathburn was a composer from the community of Queenstown, in Queens County, New Brunswick, Canada. Called "the dean of Canadian film composers," Rathburn composed music for ...more

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Evan Georgiades is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 49 Evan Georgiades is a film director, screenwriter and an actor.

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François Cousineau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
François Cousineau age 75 François Cousineau is a film score composer.

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Frank Marsales is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Frank Marsales Dec. at 89 (1886-1975) Frank Alfred Marsales was a Canadian composer best known for his work scoring many classic Warner Brothers cartoons in the 1930s. He also worked with Walter Lanz Studios in the mid to late

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Frédéric Bégin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Frédéric Bégin age 42 Frédéric Bégin is a Canadian score composer. Bégin received two Gémeaux Awards both at the 24th ceremony and both for the Canadian television series two of Les

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Gabriel Thibaudeau is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Gabriel Thibaudeau age 59 Gabriel Thibaudeau is a film score composer.

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Glenn Arthur Buhr is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Glenn Arthur Buhr age 63 Glenn Arthur Buhr is a composer and pianist.

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Glenn Gould is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Dec. at 50 (1932-1982) Glenn Herbert Gould was a Canadian pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the 20th century. He was particularly renowned as an interpreter of the ...more

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Gordon McGhie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Gordon McGhie Gordon McGhie is a music composer who resides in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. He writes music for television shows and for movies. For 2005 he composed the music for the Warner Brothers ...more

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Howard Shore is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 71 Howard Leslie Shore is a Canadian composer who is notable for his film scores. He has composed the scores for over 80 films, most notably the scores for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film ...more

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Hugh Dillon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 54 Hugh Dillon is a Canadian musician and actor. Dillon was the lead singer of the Headstones during the 1990s. He has also been a film and television actor, some of his notable roles including ...more

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Hummie Mann is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 62 Hummie Mann is a two-time Emmy award-winning American film score composer. He is best known for his scores to the Mel Brooks films Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. Mann ...more

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Ian Thomas is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 67 Ian Campbell Thomas is a singer, songwriter, actor and author. He is the younger brother of comedian and actor Dave Thomas. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

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Jared Gutstadt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Jared Gutstadt age 40 Jared Gutstadt, is a Canadian-born entrepreneur, musician, inventor, and patent holder best known for founding the creative music agency Jingle Punks. Gutstadt also produces music under the ...more

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Jean Cousineau is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Jean Cousineau Dec. at 76 (1937-2013) Jean Cousineau is a film score composer.

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Jean Derome is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 62 Jean Derome is a French Canadian avant-garde saxophonist, flautist and composer. A prominent figure in the Montreal musique actuelle scene, Derome has been a member of a number of experimental ...more

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Jeff Danna is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 54 Jeffrey W. “Jeff” Danna is a Canadian composer and musician noted for his work in film scores. He is the younger brother of Academy Award and Emmy-winning composer Mychael Danna. A reluctant ...more

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Jeff Tymoschuk is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Jeff Tymoschuk age 43 Jeff Tymoschuk is a Vancouver based composer for film, television, and video games. Jeff has written music for Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice for BigBig Games/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, ...more

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Jesse Zubot is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Jesse Zubot Jesse Zubot is a Canadian musician primarily known for his unique violin playing. Zubot also works as a composer, producer and recording engineer.

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Jim Guthrie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
Jim Guthrie is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He has recorded both as a solo artist and as a member of the bands Islands, Royal City and Human Highway. He has also composed music for TV ads and ...more

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John McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Film Score Composers from Canada
age 56 John McCarthy is a film score composer.