Hall of Fame

The SCL takes great pride in paying tribute to those whose contributions have been remarkable and whose careers have been iconic. The first SCL Hall of Fame Awards were presented at the 2002 State of the Art Conference, Saturday, June 1st, 2002 at The Directors Guild of America in Hollywood. Elmer Bernstein announced the awards for George and Ira Gershwin, Bernard Herrmann, Erich Korngold, Henry Mancini, and Max Steiner.

Shirley Walker


One of the most respected composers of her time, a mentor to younger writers and a…

Alexander Courage


Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning composer-arranger Alexander “Sandy” Courage was most famous for his theme for STAR TREK, the…

Buddy Baker


By SCL Board Member Russell Brower: Every composer recalls a music cue, often heard at a…

Alfred Newman


The single most honored composer in the history of the Academy Awards – winning a record…

Michael Kamen


Michael Kamen’s extraordinary ability to straddle the line between rock ‘n’ roll and classical music served…

Alex North


Among the most respected voices in modern film music, Alex North came to Hollywood from a…

Leonard Rosenman


Leonard Rosenman’s entree to film scoring came about when his friend, actor James Dean, introduced him…

John Barry


The winner of five Oscars and four Grammys, English composer John Barry created a sensation in…

Maurice Jarre


French composer Maurice Jarre was best-known for his sweeping musical canvases for the epic films of…

Max Steiner


Max Steiner was one of the pioneers of Hollywood film scoring, and also one of the…