Considered among the most vital elements in a movie, the musical background completes the mood created in the visuals and sets the pace of the action or scene. To this end the music director harnesses the musical resources at his disposal to define the overall mood and pace of the movie.  He is often a composer and orchestral conductor like John Williams or use existing musical materials, old and new to serve the same purpose.  A resume for a film music director require a portfolio of films containing your musical works or compilation.

Film Music Resume Template

Leopold F. Rachman

Yorba Linda, Orange, CA

Phone: 657-550-6687


To be a resident film music director for a major movie studio or a theater production company

Summary of Qualification

  • More than a decade experience in stage and movie production as music director.
  • Portfolio of original music composed for stage and film available on interview
  • Excellent writing and organization skills

Career Experience/Job History

2004 – Present:  Assistant Resident Film Music Director, Universal Studios

  • Work with film composers and musicians chosen by the firm director and work to incorporate their works when composing for the film score.
  • Conduct the film score for a assigned Hollywood films
  • Assist the resident conductor in mounting auditions for new members of the orchestra and processes applicants

2000 – 2004:  2nd Assistant Conductor, Los Angles Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Select and recommend orchestra scores to the lead conductor
  • Ensure that compositional scoring for the masters contain authentic musical notations and markings as original documents.
  • Provide back up support for rehearsals and performances not requiring the resident conductor


1997 – 2000:  Master of Music Orchestral Music and Conducting, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia

1993 – 1997:  Bachelor of Music in Musicology, New England Conservatory of Music

Professional reference will be furnished upon request