John William Doryk is an award winning television/film composer, who has been creating original music and sound design
for film and television for over 25 years. Classically trained in operatic voice, violin, viola, and guitar, he started playing
music at the age of 5. Through his high school and college years, he went on to learn and play in symphonic ensembles, folk
and bluegrass bands, played and toured with progressive rock bands, and eventually studied the craft of film composing under
one of Hollywood's top orchestrators, Steven Scott Smalley. From virtual, computer based instrumentation to world
class session players to full ensembles and orchestras, such as the Kiev Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and Nashville String
Machine, John has worked with many different musical talents throughout his career. He has had his work aired on The
Discovery Channel, History Channel, PBS, ABC Nightline, A&E Biography, BBC, FOX Network, Netflix, for Focus on
the Family, Answers in Genesis Creation Museum, Compassion Intl, and many independent feature films. In 2010, he won "Gold"
at the prestigious Park City Film Music Festival for his work on "For Love of Liberty:The Story of America's Black
Patriots" hosted by Halle Berry and featuring the voices of Morgan Freeman, Samuel Jackson, Avery Brooks, Allan Rickman
and many others. In 2014 he provided original music to the PBS special "Unsung Heroes", directed by Frank Martin
and produced by Ron Howard. Recently, John William Doryk was primary composer and wrote select songs, along with Sarafina
Baiey, for "Samson", the newest musical from Sight & Sound Theaters in Lancaster PA. He currently
resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado with his wife and two children.