Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Mr. Galante received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in trumpet performance from SUNY at Buffalo in 1992. That same year he was one of nineteen people across the country to be accepted to the University of Southern California's Film Scoring Program. He studied with the late Jerry Goldsmith, who won an Academy Award for The Omen. In 1999 he moved to California to pursue a career in film composition and orchestration.
Mr. Galante has composed music for the films, Channels, The Prince of Venice, The Great Gabble and additional music for Scary Movie 2. He served as orchestrator for the films Amusement, Loft, L'ennemi public no. 1, Max Payne, Instinct de Mort, The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning, The Eye, Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Perfect Holiday, Live Free or Die Hard, 3:10 to Yuma, The Invisible, The Tuxedo, and many others.
In 2005 and 2008, Mr. Galante's recent compositions, Resplendent Glory and Transcendent Journey were both commissioned by and dedicated to Dr. Peter Loel Boonshaft and the Hofstra University Symphonic Band. Rossano has also been commissioned by the Nebraska Wind Symphony, the Amherst Chamber Orchestra, Trenton State College, SUNY at Buffalo, Grand Island Middle School, Syracuse Youth Symphony, Point Pleasant Borough High School, North Tonawanda High School, Lockport City School District, Edward Town Middle School and the Erie County Wind Ensemble.
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