Michael Dean Parsons is a composer for media and the concert stage.

His works have been performed by ensembles including the New York Philharmonic, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Virtuoso Singers, at venues such as David Geffen HallCarnegie Hall, and NJPAC.

For his music, he has received the ASCAP Henry Mancini Music Fellowship, the ASCAP Charlotte V. Bergen Scholarship, two ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, two BMI Student Composer Awards, and a Davidson Fellows Scholarship.

Recent projects include the score to the short film Souls of Totality (dir. Richard Raymond) starring Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Tom Cullen (Knightfall), a chamber work for the Calliope Quartet which was premiered at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, and music for the Columbia University Film Festival Official Trailer, which was recorded at MSR Studios as part of the ASCAP/Columbia Film Scoring Workshop. He has also taken part in the BMI Composing for the Screen workshop and the SCL Mentorship Program.

Recent films that he has scored have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival, Cinequest, and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, among others. His additional music contributions can be heard in series on NBCABCCNN, Discovery ID, and Animal Planet.

From 2010-2015, he served as Teaching Artist Associate for the New York Philharmonic Bridge Program.

Parsons is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Christopher Rouse. He currently lives in Los Angeles.