Pete Anthony

Pete Anthony

Conductor, Orchestrator, Composer


Pete Anthony is one of the busiest conductors and orchestrators in the Los Angeles film industry. In his 30-plus years in the business, Pete has worked on over 500 feature films with Hollywood’s top composers, including James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, John Powell, Marco Beltrami, Marc Shaiman, John Debney, Chris Bacon, Ludwig Goransson, and Christopher Young (The Sixth Sense, Spider-Man I-III, A Quiet Place, South Park, Predators, The Devil Wears Prada, Wonder Boys, and Men in Black III, amongst others). His most recent projects include Men in Black: International, The Grinch, Red Sparrow, Wonder Park, Dumbo and Us. Pete brings to his job an intuition for the art of orchestration, an enormous respect for his musician colleagues, and a spirit of collaboration with the composer and filmmakers. On the podium, Pete is known for his discerning ear and quick wit.

Pete also composes music for films and the stage, and has had works performed by the Cincinnati Pops and Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Pete received a Bachelor’s degree in music composition from Williams College, a top liberal arts college in Massachusetts, U.S.A., and attended the University of Southern California (“USC”) Scoring for Motion Pictures & Television Program in Los Angeles. Pete is a part time faculty member in the USC Screen Scoring master’s program, teaching orchestration. Pete credits composer Daniel Gutwein, orchestrator Albert Harris, and legendary composer/conductor/pianist Artie Kane as his most influential mentors, and is grateful to Dan Foliart for giving him his first job in Hollywood (on the "Paradise" TV series 1988-1990).

Pete lives in Malibu, California with his wife Elizabeth, and has two adult sons in college and a daughter about to graduate from college.

In addition to his demanding conducting career, Pete is an active volunteer in funding for the arts, a baseball nut, and also an avid fly fisherman.