Steve Horowitz

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BornOctober 3, 1964
Brooklyn, New York City, New York
CitizenshipUnited States of America
Alma materBerkeley High School
  • Composer
  • Producer
  • Audio engineer
  • Musician
  • Author
  • Educator

Steve Horowitz (born October 3, 1964 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York) is an American composer, producer, audio engineer, musician, author, and educator. He is perhaps best known as the composer for the Academy Awards-winning Morgan Spurlock documentary film Super Size Me. Steve is the long-standing audio director of Nickelodeon Digital.[1][2][3]


Steve attended Berkeley High School (California). He studied music composition at the California Institute of the Arts, alongside or under the mentorship of notable composers such as Mel Powell, Morton Subotnick, Michael Jon Fink, and Stephen L. Mosko|Stephen "Lucky" Mosko.[4]

Since 2004 Steve has been a contributing member of the Interactive Audio Special Interest Group, developing curriculum and procedure to be utilized in graduate and undergraduate interactive audio programs.[5][6]

In 2013, under partnership with avant-garde pianist and fellow CalArts alumni Scott Looney, Steve founded the Game Audio Institute, a venture to develop and propagate video game audio-focused instructional materials and college-level educational framework to private individuals and various Accreditation universities, respectively. The following year, the duo authored the interactive audio textbook The Essential Guide to Game Audio: The Theory and Practice of Sound for Games.[1]

Throughout the span of his career, Steve's creative contributions have made him recipient of various awards:

  • 1997 Grammy Awards in support of Todd Phillips (musician) for his role as audio engineer on the compilation album True Life Blues: The Songs of Bill Monroe.[1][7]
  • 2003 Webby Awards for audio direction of the website design.[1][7][8]
  • 2003 Broadcast Design award for audio direction on Max And Ruby Toy Bowling.[1][7]
  • 2003 Broadcast Design award for audio direction on a Wonder Pets! interactive media project entitled Wonder Pets Save The Day.[1][7]
  • 2017 Kidscreen Awards for audio direction on Nickelodeon Digital's Nickelodeon: Code a Character.[7][9]
  • 2020 Kidscreen Award for music composition and audio direction on Nickelodeon's Do Not Touch augmented reality mobile game.[7][10]

Steve currently resides in San Francisco, California with his wife and son. He is an active lecturer of music composition for games, film, and television at San Francisco State University, and faculty of the Audio for Visual Media department at Academy of Art University.[1][3][5]


Year Title Role
1994 Cadillacs and Dinosaurs: The Second Cataclysm Composer
2003 Max And Ruby Toy Bowling Audio Director
2007 Wonder Pets Save The Day Audio Director
2008 Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Snow Princess Audio Director, Producer
2008 Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Mermaids Audio Director, Producer
2009 Dora the Explorer: Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom Audio Director, Producer
2010 Dora the Explorer: Dora's Big Birthday Adventure Audio Director, Producer
2010 Dora the Explorer: Swiper's Big Adventure Audio Director, Producer
2010 Dora's Cooking Club Audio Director, Producer
2010 SpongeBob's Boating Bash Audio Director, Producer
2010 Oceanis Composer, Sound Designer
2020 The Loud House: Outta Control Composer


Year Title Role
2002 I Bet You Will Composer
2004 Super Size Me Composer
2004 Casino Cinema Composer
2005 Don Gorske: Mac Daddy Composer
2007 What Would Jesus Buy? Composer
2008 Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden? Composer
2010 The Lift Composer


As Steve Horowitz
Year Title Label
1993 The CODE FOT Records
1997 San Francisco Chronicled 1990-1996 Ponk 016
2009 Stations Of The Breath Fluff-Tone Media
2012 New Monsters Posi-Tone
As Steve Horowitz & The Code Ensemble
Year Title Label
2008 The ReTaking Of Pelham One Two Three Fluff-Tone Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "Interview with Authors of The Essential Guide to Game Audio, Scott Looney & Steve Horowitz". The Sound Architect. Retrieved 2021-09-25.
  2. "BIO". stevehorowitz. Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Steve Horowitz | School of Music". Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  4. March 5, Jesse Hamlin; March 6, 2019Updated:; 2019; Pm, 12:00. "Award-winning composer David Shire to teach master classes at SF State". Datebook | San Francisco Arts & Entertainment Guide. Retrieved 2021-09-26.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Game Audio Intensive Workshop 11/1 in NYC – 6 Questions with Instructors Steve Horowitz & Scott Looney". SonicScoop. 2015-10-06. Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  6. "IASIG - Member List". Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 "AWARDS". stevehorowitz. Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  8. "NEW Webby Gallery + Index". NEW Webby Gallery + Index. Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  9. "And the 2017 Kidscreen Awards winners are…". Retrieved 2021-09-26.
  10. "Who took home a 2020 Kidscreen Award?". Retrieved 2021-09-26.

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