Composer Portfolio

Awards

Live Like Me” [2021]
Austin won the 2021 Marvin Hamlisch International Music Awards in the “Musical Theatre Composition” category for his song “Live Like Me”. The category was announced by Tony Award Winner, Idina Menzel.

Orchestral Compositions

“Entr’acte” (Golden Age Hollywood) [2021]
Austin composed and orchestrated an entr’acte for Rufus Wainwright’s “Rufus Does Judy at Capitol Studios” show featuring Renee Zellweger and Kristin Chenoweth.
“One Of Us” (Discovery) [2020]
“First Date” (Saxophone & Strings) [2020]
“Personal Legend” (Adventure/Fantasy) [2020]
“Rat Chase” (Chase Scene) [2020]
“Michaela’s Theme” (Love Theme) [2020]
“Together We Rise” (Inspirational) [2020]

Music to Picture

Pickled [2020]
Music by Austin Gatus
Directed by Jingyu Zhang
Caminandes 3 – Llamigos (Recognized Finalist for the Indie Film Music Contest) [Winter 2020]
Music rescored by Austin Gatus

Review from distinguished Indie Film Music Contest judge:

Your score is an absolutely lovely approach for this film, greatly enhancing the storytelling and adding a lot of heart. The whistling element incorporated in your music has a unique character, a bit of whimsy and delight! Your theme is absolutely wonderful. Excellent attention to musical accents of the visuals such as eye blinks, etc. honor the traditional approach to scoring animation. You have a superb grasp of this musical genre, in addition to adding your own musical signature to this piece. Bravo!

Musical Theatre

Para Sa’yo Overture [2019]
Music composed and arranged by Austin Gatus

Para Sa’yo Musical Highlights [2019]
Music and Lyrics by Austin Gatus for UCLA’s 42nd Samahang Pilipino Cultural Night