David Shephard is an American composer working in Film and TV. He has composed the score for the Netflix series, "Longmire” and for the AMC series, “Into The Badlands.” Additionally, David has composed and orchestrated for more than 40 features and television series.
Born in New York, David began studying music at the age of 5. After formative years of study in both the classical and jazz disciplines, David sought out his first professional opportunities to compose music. At a young age, his musical abilities earned him the coveted post of piano accompanist for both the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center and the Martha Graham School of Contemporary Dance.
Always feeling the pull to pursue his first ambition as a Film and Television composer, David moved across America to Los Angeles and continued writing music for visual stories. Initially, he worked in the studios of some of the top composers in Hollywood and learned from these masters as he developed his craft. Since that time he has been fortunate to work on his own projects with some of the finest story-tellers of our time. David's continuing ambition is to partner with unique writers and directors in creating entertainment that thrills and compels audiences.