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DENNIS 
ATKINSON

JR.

COMPOSER • ARRANGER • ORCHESTRATOR

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Film Music

Filmography

A Naughty Christmess Story (2023)

A Naughty Christmess Story (2023)

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Starting Over Blues (2024)

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Orchestrator

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Arranger

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Music Production

BIOGRAPHY

Dennis Atkinson Jr, M.M. holds a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern University in

orchestration and electronic composition and a Master of Music in Film Scoring

from Berklee College of Music.

Grammy® nominated arranger and orchestrator, Mr. Atkinson, a Philadelphia native,

is a bona fide seasoned composer, orchestrator, and music producer that excels in a

a myriad of styles that landed him countless opportunities in various fields, such as

film scoring, performances, compositions, and arranging from small ensembles to

full orchestras. With a solid education under his belt and the motivation to continue

to learn and perfect his craft, along with innate musical talent in film and music

composition, several huge industry names have benefited from Mr. Atkinson's

impeccable talents and meticulous workmanship.

Career Experience

Mr. Atkinson has toured, accompanied and composed orchestral scores for

many artists and film producers:

• The Super Bowl LVII ( Sheryl Lee Ralph) • John Legend (The Voice season 23) 

• Becky G • The World Games 2022 opening and closing ceremonies

• Adam Blackstone 'Legacy" featuring Jazmine Sullivan • Mark Kibble of Take6 

• India Arie • Yolanda Adams • Pedro, Capo • John P. Kee • Caitlin Edwards 

•Ginuwine • Ruben Studdard • Donald Lawrence • Virtue 

• Dr. Jason Max Ferdinand/singers • Jaheim • A Naughty Christmess Story- film)  

 

Musical Styling

Mr. Atkinson excels in many styles, from Classical to

contemporary. His expertise in Classical music, Gospel, R&B, Jazz, Contemporary

and, Electronic music. When it comes to being a film composer, Mr. Atkinson unique

style of capturing the essence of a picture and applying the right notes to convey a message perfectly makes him an invaluable asset in the industry.

 

Early Beginnings

 

Dennis started his career as a musician in a neighborhood church more than twenty-five years ago. Driven by passion and motivated by his fascination and sense of wonderment with the musical landscape, he continued to develop his craft, keeping his early musical influences close to his heart. Quincy Jones, Mervyn E. Warren, Dr. Steven Ford, and Johnny Mandel are some of the composers who influenced Mr. Atkinson's early talent. 

 

 

 

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