Composer William V. Malpede holds a Graduate Certificate in Film Scoring from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Business from Elmhurst College, Illinois, where he began writing arrangements and original compositions for the award-winning Elmhurst College Concert Choir, and the vocal jazz ensemble, Late Night Blues. After touring as principle keyboardist with Cats, Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (starring Donny Osmond), and Music of the Night (starring Melissa Manchester and Betty Buckley), he settled in Los Angeles.

His numerous and varied music production credits include the films Runaway Jury, Spiderman 3, Brokeback Mountain, and Ramgo. Original scores include Angels Don’t Sleep Here, Guys ’n Divas, and the award-winning, Another Harvest Moon, (co-scored with Rick Garcia).

Between 2012 and 2014, partnered with Garcia, Malpede scored and wrote original songs for the Disney Junior series, Quiet Is and the featurette, Lucky Duck: A Tub Toy Tale. Honored in 2011 with the Coleman Award for Accomplishments in Music Business Entrepreneurship, he was also awarded in 2015 with an Artist Residency Grant from the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, during which he concentrated on the composition of six new works for choral ensembles. Two of these works were premiered in 2017, by the Northridge University Women’s Chorale, and the L.A. Choral Lab.

He currently serves as lecturer of Music in Film at CalState University, Northridge, and continues writing for choral ensembles and for film, including orchestrations for the critically acclaimed documentary, Cries from Syria, and the Swiss feature film, The Little Mountain Boy, due for world-wide release in 2017.

Rio de RosasVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano, Alto, Bass  Accompaniment: Unaccompanied  Performance Length: 3:30  Notation: Standard  Text Source: Ricardo R. Garcia  Language: Spanish  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Easter, Lent, Passover, Spring  Descriptive Terms: Beauty, God, Hope, Journey, Life  First Performance: May 31, 2014: The Singers, Matthew Culloton, Minneapolis Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 640/641~2017-Q2)
Sound Over All WatersVoicing: SATB  Accompaniment: Piano  Performance Length: 3:10  Notation: Standard  Text Source: John Greenleaf Whittier  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Advent, Christmas  Descriptive Terms: Contemporary, Ethereal, Explosive, Rhythmic, Unity  First Performance: Dec 13, 2013: VocalEssence, Philip Brunelle, Minneapolis, MN Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 640/1169~2020-Q3)
i thank You God for most this amazingVoicing: SATB  Solo(s): Soprano, Tenor  Accompaniment: Piano  Performance Length: 5:25  Notation: Standard  Text Source: E. E. Cummings  Language: English  Seasonal/Liturgical Uses: Dedications, Easter, Memorial Services, Spring, Summer  Descriptive Terms: Beautiful, Contemplative, Ethereal, Joyous, Reverent  First Performance: Jan 27, 2018: Willowbrook High School Concert Choir, Karyn Wolcott, The Illinois Music Educators Association Conference Text Setting Composer’s Notes Source for Scores (P:E 640/856~2018-Q3)