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Ron Grant

  • Birthplace: New York City
  • Birthday: October 16
Date of passing: 
October 28, 2016

Ron Grant was a composer best known for his technical Oscar and Emmy Award-winning work developing the software used by composers to precisely time their scores.

Together with his brother, Richard Grant, he invented the Auricle Time Processor, described as “a computer system that enables a music composer to score a program with speed and accuracy previously unattainable.”

Grant was also nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards, for his work on the animated series Casper and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

Additionally, Grant contributed to the series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Knots Landing, Tiny Toon Adventures, Mother Goose and Grimm, The Plucky Duck Show and The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper.

Ron Grant was a composer best known for his technical Oscar and Emmy Award-winning work developing the software used by composers to precisely time their scores.

Together with his brother, Richard Grant, he invented the Auricle Time Processor, described as “a computer system that enables a music composer to score a program with speed and accuracy previously unattainable.”

Grant was also nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards, for his work on the animated series Casper and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.

Additionally, Grant contributed to the series Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Knots Landing, Tiny Toon Adventures, Mother Goose and Grimm, The Plucky Duck Show and The Spooktacular New Adventures of Casper.

From 1996 to 2000 he served  as a governor of the Television Academy's music branch, and served more than 25 years on the board of directors for the Society of Composers & Lyricists.

Grant died October 28, 2016, in Santa Monica, California. He was 72.

 

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