Gary Engels was born in the Netherlands His family immigrated to South Africa until age 14 and in 1961 the family immigrated once again, this time to the United States He graduated with a B.A degree in Music from Cal State, Northridge, a Masters degree from Azusa Pacific University and Masters Certificate from Berklee School of Music. Gary studied orchestration with Gregory Stone, (film composer and founder/conductor Reno Philharmonic Orchestra), and conducting with noted wind ensemble conductor, Dr. David Whitwell. He later studied filmscoring with Michael Rendish (PBS series "the City") and contemporary arranging with Jerry Gates (Bank of America, Log Cabin Syrup, Scope Mouthwash and Nestles). Gary has performed with the Circus Vargas Band and backup with Burt Ward from the Batman Show. Gary taught at the High School and College Level for over 33 years and lives with his wife and son in Oxnard, California.
Affiliations and Awards
Gary is a member of: ASCAP (American Society of Composerts, Authors and Publishers
IAJE ( International Association of Jazz Educators)
Film Music Institute
ASMAC (American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers) (Hide extended text) ... (Read all)