With a lifelong infatuation for all things music and a bottomless curiosity about how it alters our experiences, Lance Treviño's destiny in media music was all but inevitable. Growing up, he was immersed in a diverse musical upbringing ranging from Mexican Norteño to the French Debussy. Largely self-taught since age 3, Lance's formal musical training began at age 12 when he joined the school band on trumpet, sang tenor in the choir, and began proper piano lessons. By graduation, he had shattered records at state music contests as a competitive multi-instrumentalist.
An esteemed graduate of both the USC Scoring program and Stephen F. Austin State University, Lance was fortunate to study with industry legends such as Bruce Broughton, Garry Schyman, Christopher Young, Eric Schmidt, Maria Grenfell, Stephen Lias, and Patrick Kirst. Immediately after graduating, Lance began his professional journey as a freelance composer and valued team member for some of the most prolific studios in Los Angeles.
One of Lance's very first roles in the music industry had him taking a lead role on many high-profile Hollywood projects such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid IV (Fox), Escape at Dannemora (Showtime), and Cruel Intentions (NBC) working under the inimitable composer, Edward Shearmur. There, he sharpened his skills in both studio recording and production while simultaneously working on independent games and many TV projects, including Chef’s Table (Netflix), Beyblade Burst Evolution (Disney XD), My Little Pony Equestria Girls (Hasbro), Blindspot (PS4), Kelipot (Steam), Secret Mystery of Comics (History Channel), and Hanazuki (Hasbro).
Known by many as a stalwart in the studio, his skills as a writer, studio tech, and team leader brought him to many of the most famous recording studios across the nation, once even setting up a composition workstation in the piano booth of Ocean Way Nashville for Ben Stiller’s brooding drama, Escape at Dannemora. In the months following, his talent and patience would pay off as he was brought on as part of the contract composer team at Sparks and Shadows. There he quickly ascended the ranks contributing music to some of the biggest shows in television, including The Walking Dead (AMC), See Season 2 (Apple TV), and Snowpiercer (TNT).
During the 2020 pandemic, Lance joined up with his friend and colleague, Mason Lieberman (Tencent), and contributed string arrangements to his official Cowboy Bebop charity single, ‘The Real Folk Blues’, made in collaboration with Funimation, Sunrise, featuring special guest artists including Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts, Steve Blum, Substantial, and countless others. Following this monumental success, Lance would contribute more string arrangements to another Lieberman project, the Charity Fan Performance of “You Say Run” from My Hero Academia. These two projects generated tens of thousands of dollars for charities and brought joy to millions during a difficult time.
Since then, Lance has continued to make waves in the industry with his nomination for Best Score on his most recent feature, Scream Legacy. He also contributed original music to Mortal Kombat Legends while working for Soundcat Productions. Lately, he has been invited to speak about his ten-plus years of experience to panels at prestigious industry gatherings such as NAMM, Game Sound Con, Magfest, and many others.
Lance is currently working and residing in the Los Angeles area. There, he continues to seek out work as an international composer in all genres. He regularly lends his expertise to various media projects, art installations, video games, and broadcasts while maintaining a remote adjunct faculty position at his alma mater, Stephen F. Austin State University. There, he teaches Video Game Scoring, Digital Orchestration, and various life skills to aspiring creators while maintaining his established career in scoring.