Schwartz, David

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Education: Attended School of Visual Arts, New York City; Berklee College of Music, graduated, 1974.


Agent—Rich Jacobellis, First Artist Management, 16000 Ventura Blvd., Suite 605, Encino, CA 91436.


Composer and musician. David Schwartz Music, Inc., principal; composer for commercials. Performed as session musician (bass player) with the Boston Civic Symphony, the Glenn Miller Band, Howard Johnson, John Hall, John Sebastian, the Manhattan Transfer, and Robbie Dupree.

Awards, Honors:

BMI Television Music awards, 1992, 1993, and 1994, and Grammy Award nomination, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, best instrumental composition written for a motion picture or for television, 1993, all for Northern Exposure; BMI Television Music Award, 2002, for Leap of Faith; Emmy Award nominations, outstanding main title theme music, 2002, for Wolf Lake, and 2004, for Deadwood.


Film Work:

Music editor, Street Justice, Warner Bros., 1989.


Television Music; Series:

(Including theme music) Northern Exposure, CBS, p>1990–95.

(Including theme music) Jack's Place, ABC, 1992–93.

(Including theme music) The John Larroquette Show, NBC, 1993–96.

(Including theme music) Raising Caines, NBC, 1995.

(Including theme music) Life with Roger, The WB, 1996–97.

(Including theme music) Maximum Bob, ABC, 1998.

Brimstone, Fox, 1998–99.

(Including theme music) Cold Feet, NBC, 1999.

(Including theme music) Everything's Relative, NBC, 1999.

(Including theme music) Beggars and Choosers, Showtime, 1999–2001.

(Including main title theme music) Murder in Small Town X, Fox, 2001.

The Ellen Show (also known as Ellen, Again), CBS, 2001–2002.

The Oblongs (animated), The WB, 2001–2002.

Main title theme music, Wolf Lake, CBS, 2001–2002.

Leap of Faith, NBC, 2002.

Hidden Hills, NBC, 2002–2003.

Theme music, Arrested Development, Fox, 2003—.

Main title theme music, Deadwood, HBO, 2004—.

Television Music; Movies:

Dead Man's Revenge, USA Network, 1994.

My Little Assassin, Lifetime, 1999.

Main title theme music, Two of Us, VH1, 2000.

Television Music; Episodic:

Composer for Beverly Hills 90210, Fox.

Film Music:

Sherwood's Travels (also known as Never Love a Thief), Warner Bros., 1994.

Magic in the Water (also known as Glenorky and Le lac magique), TriStar, 1995.

You Stupid Man, Artists Production Group/New Legend Media, 2002.


Music from Northern Exposure, MCA/Universal, 1992.

More Music from Northern Exposure, MCA/Universal, 1994.

Magic in the Water (soundtrack), Varese Sarabande, 1995.



David Schwartz Music,, December 15, 2004.