Don DiNicola has more than 15 years experience in film and television as a composer and music supervisor. He has also developed a substantial, multi-tiered music publishing company that handles an extensive broadcast music catalog.

DiNicola has written music for PBS, A&E, TLC, Discovery, CNBC, Sundance, and HBO networks, including the Emmy nominated film, After Stonewall. He received an Emmy nomination for his music composition in the award-winning series, We Are NY.

He was Music Supervisor on the Emmy award-winning films Suicide Bombers/Cult of Death for the Discovery Channel and The Art of Failure for HBO. A producer and director of original media content, DiNicola’s feature directorial debut, Nowhere Now: The Ballad of Joshua Tree, currently airs on KCET. His animated, mixed-media short Karma Cats has a vibrant film fest life. DiNicola Films has feature documentary and industrial titles in production.

To listen to more of Don DiNicola’s music, visit his sound gallery.

Andy Jaffe

Faculty, MFA in Music Composition

Ravi Krishnaswami

Faculty Co-Chair, MFA in Music Composition

John Mallia

Faculty, MFA in Music Composition

Carla Kihlstedt

Faculty, MFA in Music Composition

John Fitz Rogers


Jonathan Bailey Holland

Faculty, MFA in Music Composition