Ross Wright is the CEO of his own musical empire. As conductor and composer for the award-winning Los Angeles based Orchestre Surreal, Wright leads one of the most eclectic, original and entertaining orchestras on the plant.

Wright composes scores for film and television productions, in addition to penning concert and chamber music. As a bassist, Ross has performed and toured internationally with artists such as Ray Charles to Middle East superstar Darioush and served at music director and bassist for the Frank Zappa musical, "Joe's Garage." At The Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Ross teaches private lessons and courses including Harmony, Theory, Playing Techniques, and Melodic Bass Duets.

Ross Wright AKA Elvis Schoenberg
Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Conductor



FILM SCORES
Mesteno, 525 Films, Golden Sun Production, Roderick Hersh Director
Inner Demon, B H M Pictures Tye Beeby Director
The Big Announcement, Sunshine Terrace Productions, Charles Shrewsbury Director
The Revolting Dead, Thriller Entertainment, Mike Su Director
Table For Two, Cinefile Digital, Jason Herbst Director
Comic Book Villains, Lionsgate Entertainment, James Dales Robinson Director
Nothing But The Truth, Bird Dog Productions, Brad White Director
Victim of Desire, M.C.E.G. Sterling Entertainment, Jim Wynorski Director
Falling Star, Lincoln-Hughes Film Productions, Gregory Romero Director


TELEVISION MUSIC

Replaced the entire Music Library for Wheel Of Fortune.


FILM ORCHESTRATIONS

A Fate Worse Then Death, The Bubble Factory, (Starring Janet Leigh, Christopher Lloyd.)
The Haven, Prophecy Entertainment & 4 Wall Films (Starring Timothy Bottoms)
The Rising Place, Flatland Pictures, (Starring Liam Akian, Billy Cambell)
Dangerous Touch, Escalarta Films, (Starring & Directed by Lou Diamond Phillips)
Death Wish V, The Face Of Death , Trimark Pictures, (Starring Charles Bronson)
White Wolves II: A Cry in the Wild II, Directed by Catherine Cyran
One False Move, Columbia Pictures, (Starring Billy Bob Thornton & Bill Paxton)
Steven King’s ‘Sometimes They Come Back’, Paradise Films, (Starring Tim Matheson & Brook Adams)


JINGLES AND TRAILERS
Hell on Heels, Alliance Atlantis (Staring Shirley MacLaine, Parker Posey, Shannon Doherty, Barry Flatman)
Red Green’s Duct Tape Forever, Hammer Films
Nuremburg, Lionsgate Films. (Starring Alec Baldwin)
Harris & Frank, Bill Romeo Director


AVALIBLE RECORDINGS
Manic Voodoo Lady, Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surréal, Rue De La Harpe Records (writer, arranger, producer)
It’s Alive, Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surréal, Allegro Non Troppo Records (writer, arranger, producer)
Air Surreal, Elvis Schoenberg's Orchestre Surréal, Allegro Non Troppo Records (writer, arranger, producer)
Anthem, A String Quartet Tribute to Good Charlotte, Vitamin Records, (Arranger, Producer)
In The Chamber with Linkin Park, Vitamin Records, (Arranger, Producer)
String Quartet Tribute Chevelle, Vitamin Records (Arranger, Producer)
Resting On The Rock, Angela Carole Brown, Allegro Non Troppo Records (producer, engineer, bassist) Female Fishing, Jimmie Lykes and the Club Swingers, Pascal Records (arranger)
Meditation made Simple, Danielle Jackson Dance the Spiral Productions, (writer, arranger, producer)
Mower of The Ogden Edsl, Oglio Records, (writer, arranger, bassist)
Sway, Blue Hawaiians, Pascal Records, (bassist)
Symphonies 3 & 4, Steven Chesne Chezworks Inc., (bassist)
Bandidos De Amor, Yussi & Django, X Dot 25 Productions. (bassist)
Iceberg, Ebby, Ofoz Records, (bassist)
Hertwork, Peter Dobbson, Riddum Records, (bassist)


DEGREES
M.M. Music Composition,
California State University Los Angeles

B.M.A. Music Composition,
California State University Northridge

Diploma,
UCLA Film Scoring Program

Diploma,
Dick Grove School of Music

Diploma
Musicians Institute


AWARDS AND HONORS
Winner: “Best Music Director of the year” By Entertainment Today’s Ticket holder Awards For the Open Fist Theater Production of Frank Zappa’s “Joe’s Garage”

Featured Composer at the Akron New Music Festival, 2006

Recipient of: “Special Achievement Award in Orchestral Arrangement “ 2003 LA Music Awards.

Winner: “Best Rock Opera of the Year” 2003 LA Music Awards.

Winner Composition Competition: “Romanian American Music Days Festival”,
"Three Quickies for Woodwind Quintet"

Outstanding Graduate Student Award in Music Composition
California State University Los Angeles

Recipient of the Harry Warren Full Tuition Music Scholarship,
California State University Los Angeles


COMMISSIONS
2011, “Kaddish” an Oratorio for Orchestra and eleven vocalists, Kristen Zethrin Librettist.
2008, “Double Concerto for Bass Trombone and Tuba” Saint Matthew Chamber Orchestra,
2007, “Psalm 140” for Choir and Chamber Orchestra, Hollywood Master Choral,
2006, “Concerto for Tenor Saxophone and Orchestra” Saint Matthew Chamber Orchestra,
2005, “Teman’s Salvage Scheme” Interlochen Youth Symphony,
2004, “Four Talents” A Concerto for Trombone: Saint Matthew Chamber Orchestra,
2002, “Monte Carlo” Pasadena City College Vocal Jazz Ensemble and Big Band.
2002, “Palms 67, 133, 140” for Trombone, Organ, & Baritone Voice, The Parish Of St. Matthew
2001, “Suppressing An Urge” Hollywood Brass Ensemble,
1999, “Three quickies For Wood Wind Quintet” Calico Wind Quintet
1992, “Sonata For Four Electric Guitars” The Robert Jones Guitar Ensemble


MISCELLANEOUS
Creator, Writer and Conductor for “Elvis Schoenberg’s Orchestre Surréal”, an eclectic, twenty -five
piece classical/jazz/rock/hip-hop orchestra, that performs regularly in theaters, clubs, festivals
throughout Southern California. www.eschoenberg.com

Music Director and Composer for the:
Bitter Brothers Show, Bill Frenzer Show, The Greatest Acts of the Limbo Lounge.

Co-founder of the “West Coast Composers forum”. A group dedicated to writing and
Performing new chamber works. (1999 to Present)
Free Lance Musician, Toured Extensively through out the United States, Europe, Australia,
Canada and the Middle East with a variety of artists (list on request)

Teaches Harmony Theory, Ear Training and Bass at the Musician’s Institute, Hollywood. (2001 to present)

© Ross Wright 2011