The music of composer Gregory Smith covers a wide range of the musical world entertaining thousands every day and night at Disney theme parks while reaching millions on television networks throughout the world.
His long association with the Walt Disney Company has yielded original themes, songs, and arrangements for their animated features, movies and all of their worldwide theme parks. Some of his best known nighttime spectaculars include Wishes and Holiday Wishes for Walt Disney World, Remember Dreams Come True for Disneyland’s 50th anniversary, Star Light Magic for Tokyo Disneyland, and Disney In the Stars for Hong Kong Disneyland. More recently Smith arranged the music for the castle show at newly opened, Shanghai Disneyland and also just completed a stage show for Tokyo DisneySeas. His landmark nighttime parade, Dreamlights, is in its 19th year at Tokyo Disneyland.
Smith’s broadcast credits range from major network themes including inauguration and election themes for CBS, the ubiquitous CBS logo, to underscores for the various Star Trek dramas, Warner Bros. cartoons, as well as sports themes for ESPN, TNT, ABC, Headline News, the NY Mets, the New Jersey Devils and the Tampa Bay Lightning. On the grandest of scale, Smith composed the music for the Salt Lake Paralympic opening ceremonies broadcast worldwide by ABC. He has written hundreds of commercial soundtracks for numerous companies that include Mattel, Disney, American Express, Kodak, Hasbro, and Proctor & Gamble.
The family/educational symphonic works of Gregory Smith have enjoyed over 1,000 performances by more than 200 orchestras, often with Smith narrating. Orchestras such as the Atlanta, Baltimore, Bonn, Boston, Cincinnati, Minnesota, Philadelphia, and Toronto symphonies, as well as the Rochester and Hong Kong philharmonics, have embraced Greg’s unique approach to family/educational concerts. The international reach of these works continues to expand with numerous performances in the United Kingdom, China, South Korea, Germany, Greece, Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere. Most of his nine works in this genre were premiered at the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and conducted by his longtime champion, Marin Alsop.
As a conductor, Smith has recorded with orchestras in London, San Francisco, Prague, Salt Lake City, and Seattle as well as numerous studio orchestras in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.