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 Hall, Carnegie 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 a multimedia piece for the Beyond the Machine Festival, 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 scored several independent short films and a web series, and is currently working on a feature-length documentary. His additional music contributions can be heard in series on NBC, ABC, CNN, Discovery ID, and Animal Planet.
From 2010-2015, he served as Teaching Artist Associate for the New York Philharmonic Bridge Program.
He currently attends The Juilliard School, where he studies with Pulitzer Prize winning composer Christopher Rouse.