Extensive collection of film music, television music, and related materials by musician/composer James Newton Howard from
1987 to the present.
James Newton Howard was born on June 9, 1951 in Los Angeles, CA. His career as a professional musician began in the early
1970s after finishing his piano studies at the University of Southern California. In 1975 James joined the band of one of
the most popular artists of all time, Elton John, and later went on to collaborate with many other famous musicians. In the
late 1980s, he turned his attention to composing film music beginning with the comedy Head Office in 1986. Since that time
he has composed the music for such films as The Prince of Tides (1991), The Fugitive, (1993), The Village (2004), Michael
Clayton (2007), and Defiance (2008), all of which have received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score. He has
established a reputation as one of Hollywood's elite film composers and with each new project, he continues to set new standards
for his craft.
Students and researchers may use materials from this collection in the Special Collections reading room only. Due to copyright
restrictions, under no circumstances may anything from this collection be copied or reproduced in any way without written
permission from the copyright owner. However, reproductions MAY be used by USC faculty members in the classroom for academic
purposes under the fair use provision of copyright law, provided that sufficient advance notice is given to Special Collections.