BIO

Rick Urban is film composer who combines his knowledge of the orchestra and electronic sounds to compose original music that helps to tell the story. His background as a drummer and percussionist allows Rick to create new sounds that quickly become a vital part of the film.

His most recent projects include composing the score for the powerful short film Ketchup and Blood as well as composing additional music for the feature film Dusk. His comedic music can be heard in his original scores for Rules of Reduction and The Cult of Carano. Prior to that, Rick composed the original score for the political drama Spirit of ‘68 which was screened by Columbia College at the Sundance Film Festival.

In 2016, Rick's music was featured in NBC's production of the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. He has had numerous television placements on such networks as FOX, NBC, MTV, Fox Sports, and NBC Sports. His music can be heard internationally in the Australian Television shows The Block and The Voice. 

 Rick earned his Master of Fine Arts Degree in Film Composition from Columbia College, where he studied with Gary Chang, David McHugh, Hummie Mann, and Andy Hill. While at Columbia, he studied conducting with Eimear Noone. Rick also was a past participant in the Society of Composers and Lyricists mentor program.

 Prior to his time at Columbia, Rick earned a Master of Music Degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and a Bachelor of Music Degree from DePaul University’s School of Music in Chicago.

 Over the course of his musical career Rick has worked with many award winning filmmakers and composers including Henry Jackman, Kim Planert, and Reinhold Heil. As a performer, he has played percussion with orchestras all over the world and has released two albums with his band Standby Radio.

RIck can be contacted via email at rickurbancomposition@gmail.com 

Recent credits include:

Weird but True (2018) - Original music by Rick Urban

The Titan (2018) - Trailer Music by Rick Urban

The Block (2017) - Original music by Rick Urban

The Voice - Australia (2017) - Original music by Rick Urban

Ketchup and Blood (2016) - Original score by Rick Urban

The Summer Olympic Games on NBC (2016) - Original music by Rick Urban

Dusk (2015) - Additional music by Rick Urban

Rules of Reduction (2015) - Original score by Rick Urban

The Cult of Carano (2015) - Original score by Rick Urban

Grand Benders (2015) - Original music by Rick Urban

Jacob's Paradox (2015) - Additional music by Rick Urban

Submarino (2014) - Original score by Rick Urban

Spirit of ‘68 (2013) - Original score by Rick Urban

Stable Wars (2013) - Original score by Rick Urban

Spanish Lake (2013) - Rick Urban (Music Department)

Crazy Horace (2012) - Original score by Rick Urban