George Oldziey

Associate Professor
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Award-winning composer George Oldziey got his first big introduction into the world of film scoring when he joined forces with film director Robert Rodriguez to create the score for Spy Kids 2 and has since served as composer, contributing composer, orchestrator, and score producer for other feature films such as Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over, Once Upon a Time in Mexico, Kill Bill, Vol. 2, Sin City, Grindhouse's Planet
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl, Shorts, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, and the Christmas 2020 Netflix release We Can Be Heroes.

Oldziey has also scored numerous documentaries and short films, including the award-winning short film Remember Me, which won the award for Best Musical Score at the 2017 168 Film Project festival. He also won Best Musical Score at the 2018 Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival for the Best Picture-winning short film Arrow and Oil.

Oldziey was an in-house composer for Electronic Arts for whom he created scores for some of the most iconic hits in the video game industry, including the Wing Commander, Ultima, and Crusader series. After leaving EA he continued to compose and produce music for other games, including SpongeBob SquarePants for Playstation 2, the epic orchestral score for Shaiya, Red Faction: Guerilla and the Certain Affinity game Crimson Alliance.

Meanwhile, Oldziey is a much sought after orchestrator and arranger, having done all the arranging for Chilean singer Mon Laferte's 2019 Latin Grammy–winning album Norma, horn arrangements for Aerosmith's Dueces Are Wild tour, and orchestrations for the 2018 film The Grinch.

  • M.M., Texas State University, composition
  • B.M., Manhattan School of Music, trumpet performance