Resides in Los Angeles
Hal Rosenfeld is a percussionist, composer, arranger, and orchestrator whose work can be heard in over 60 films, television shows, and video games.
Born in South Florida, Rosenfeld got his start working for noted composer-arranger Gordon Goodwin, as well as under the mentorship of legendary orchestrator Ladd McIntosh and percussionist Bernie Dresel. He received his degree in Media Composition from CSU Northridge after studying orchestral and jazz percussion at Florida State University and has gone on to apply his talents to projects for such luminaries as Elton John, Glen Ballard, Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Joseph Trapanese, Nathan Johnson, Rob Simonsen, Clipping, Daveed Diggs, Watsky, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Academy Award-winner Justin Hurwitz.
As both a drummer and percussionist, Hal can be heard on projects including The Greatest Showman, The Hate U Give, Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, ABC’s The Mayor, and the Robert De Niro/Zac Efron film Dirty Grandpa. As a composer, arranger, and orchestrator, he has contributed to Robin Hood, Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G., Quantico, Need for Speed Payback, Apple’s iOS “Photos” app, and China’s highest grossing film of all-time Wolf Warrior 2. Rosenfeld is currently the house band drummer for the “Daytime Emmy Awards” and in 2017, he traveled to over 10 countries performing with Indian pop sensation Vidya Vox.
He’s currently scoring the Lin-Manuel Miranda & Fox TV Series Fosse / Verdon, a limited series based on Sam Wasson’s biography of famed choreographer Bob Fosse.
Hal currently lives in Los Angeles, where he once made prolonged eye contact with Emma Watson at a party.