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Composition Expert Witnesses

Composition experts are often retained for copyright issues, as they have vast experience analyzing compositions and applying their music theory, songwriting, arranging, and music history knowledge to determine whether infringements were made. Our composition experts have worked as professors, commercial composers, and professional performers. These experts specialize in:

  • Music theory
  • Film scoring
  • Analysis
  • Music history
  • Hip hop music
  • Jazz music
  • Musical sampling
  • Musical copyright
  • Intellectual property
  • 20th-century history and aesthetics
  • Songwriting
  • Music administration
  • Choral music
  • Orchestral music
  • Pop music
With hundreds of years of combined experience, our composition experts have successfully testified for both plaintiffs and defense in a variety of cases, and are prolific international authors and lecturers. Their published works span topics that include compositional process, popular music, intertextual references, original compositions, contemporary issues in church music, contemporary composition, chamber music composition, and musical analysis.

Here are a few of our favorite Composition Expert Witnesses:

Pennsylvania American Literature, Composition Expert #21320

I have 10 years of experience, and specialize in the field of American literature with specific knowledge in the areas of African American literature and composition. I have published on such topics as American literature, African American literature and education. I have earned the following degrees: a B.A. in art, with distinction; an M.A. in…

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Ohio Composition, Copyright, Theory Expert #24464

I have 36 years of experience and specialize in the field of music, with specific knowledge of music administration, music theory and music composition. I have published on such topics as music composition and music theory.

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Washington D.C. Jury Selection, Composition Expert #24946

I have 25 years of experience, and specialize in the field of jury behavior with specific knowledge in the areas of jury composition, jury selection and venue issues. I have published on such topics as race relations, jury issues and research methods. I have testified 12 times on topics such as jury composition, statistical data…

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South Dakota Composition, Choral Music Expert #45075

I have 42 years of experience, and specialize in the field of music with specific knowledge in the areas of music composition, music performance and music education. I have published on such topics as my own original music compositions.

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Alabama Theory, Composition, Organ Expert #45583

I have 30 years of experience, and specialize in the field of music with specific knowledge in the areas of composition and theory, church music and conducting. I have published on such topics as contemporary issues in church music, the effects of music upon the human body and the art of composing. I have testified…

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Wood Science, Composition Expert #15201

I have 15 years of experience, and specialize in the field of wood science, with specific knowledge of fibre analysis, composition and statistics.

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New York Music Theory, Composition Expert #15921

I have 30 years of experience and specialize in the field of music, with specific knowledge of music theory, composition and music research. I have published on such topics as contemporary music composition.

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Virginia Music, Composition Expert #16289

I have 14 years of experience, and specialize in the field of music with specific knowledge in the areas of composition, 20th Century history and aesthetics.

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South Carolina History, Composition, Theory Expert #16834

I have 30 years of experience and specialize in the field of music, with specific knowledge of composition, theory and music history. I have published on such topics as orchestral composition and chamber music composition.

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North Carolina Composition, Jazz, Hip-Hop Expert #17169

I have 8 years of experience, and specialize in the field of musical copyright and intellectual property involving composition and/or musical sampling with specific knowledge in the areas of hip hop, film and composition/theory/analysis. I have testified on hip hop, musical analysis and sampling. I have enjoyed the opportunity of a performance of my orchestral…

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Tennessee Creative Writing, Composition Expert #17914

I have 20 years of experience and specialize in the field of English, with specific knowledge of Victorian literature, creative writing and composition. I have published on such topics as literary fiction, 19th century British literature and 19th century Irish literature.

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New Jersey Music Theory, Composition Expert #18273

I have 23 years of experience, and specialize in the field of composition and theory with specific knowledge in the areas of Stravinsky, Shostakovich and Hindemith. I have published on such topics as compositions for choir, solo instrument and orchestra.

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