tv/film composer
videographer/visual artist
joe wiedemann
Member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS)   
Member of The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)

     Scores and Sheet Music for Orchestra  25-years behind the camera  Joe Wiedeman Conductor

bio and credits:

Joe Wiedemann has been scoring music for broadcast television, news specials, documentaries, film, and professional videos, since 1981. Also an 8-time Emmy-winning broadcast television videographer and journalist, his experience behind the camera has influenced his musical works. Storytelling is paramount in both music and video. His unique style of blending classically inspired electronic and orchestral instruments is called Orchestronics(R)By adding new sounds to the historically emotional button-pushing orchestra, moods and stories take shape.

As a visual artist, Joe produces music videos for his original scores, such as Evolve, Element of Risk, Dreamcycles, Affections, Synth Concerto #1, and Electronic Symphony #1.


Honors include: three Emmy Nominations as a composer, 8 Emmy awards for video production and journalism,  a 2021 Telly Award for Music Video Editing, and three Silver AXIEM awards for original scores, Winner of the American Idol Underground Inaugural Classical Competition (11/05), Keyboard Magazine's Unsigned Artist of the Month (09/03), and listed as Best Keyboards in Garage Band's Pop category (08/04). A more complete list of visual music credits can be found below.

With a multi-disciplinary degree in tv/radio/film production from the University of Evansville, and a double major in music, Wiedemann has been actively creating works for documentaries and news programs. His music has aired in national syndication, and on CBS and PBS television stations. He has also scored music for commercial and instructional videos.

Original works have been premiered by ensembles including the Kiev Philharmonic, Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Cal Poly MIDI Ensemble.

A cd collection of original music under the name Orchestronics (shown below), explores many new varieties of orchestration using classic orchestral and electronic instruments. Wiedemann also publishes sheet music for many of his original works, geared mainly toward community and educational ensembles.

    A lifelong musical background merged with a broadcast television career in 1978 for Wiedemann. While studying music at the University of Evansville, he spent nearly all of his savings on a rare and expensive PolyMoog synthesizer. He began experimenting with electronic music, and tape-to-tape overdubbing (long before MIDI). That same year he began his video production and storytelling career as a videographer with WTVW-TV, WFIE-TV and later KFMB-TV. Each new advance in music production technology presented an opportunity to "grow the ensemble" of sounds, leading to new and different instrument pairings.

Joe studied music under: Donald Colton, David Wright, R. Douglas Reed, Edwin Lacy, Paul Dove, Shirley Snethen, Robert Rapp and Dennis Sheppard.

American Idol Underground
Winner, Inaugural Classical Competition
November 20, 2005

more video links:

Facial Recognition
Cooperstown: Baseball's Main Street
2009: Year-in-Review (Excerpts)
Nature Center
Electronic Orchestra (Orchestronics 101)

Bulls & Bears
Electro-Acoustic Orchestra
Electronic Orchestra
Element of Risk
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  This NEWEST Release: Element of Risk adds one new chair to the orchestra. An electronic instrument adds color and current texture to the world's most durable ensemble. Already a fixture in film music, these new sounds are now welcome on the concert stage. Element of Risk and Evolve both have popular YouTube videos. You can follow along with the complete score of Rain, with another video. Slightly Distracted is for solo piano, and celebrates the multi-tasker. Album -  Element of Risk

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