Roger Lee Hall


Film Music Historian and Critic

Since 1988, he has selected the best film music of each year for his own Sammy Film Music Awards. These awards are named after the Oscar-winning lyricist, Sammy Cahn. The categories include: Best Score, Best Song, Best Overlooked Score, Most Overrated, and occasionally also Worst Song or Score. They are now the longest-running awards chosen exclusively for film music.

Roger is a longtime film music historian and has taught film music courses in college and adult education programs.

He is a member of the International Film Music Critics Association.

Since it began in 1998, he has been the Managing Editor of Film Music Review, and has written nearly 1,000 reviews of CDs, DVDs and Books. He has also written articles for print magazines, including Film Score Monthly and Soundtrack.

In addition, he has written an informative reference book, now in its 6th edition, and available on DVD with music and video bonus features. It is titled:



If you wish to inquire about his consulting work for music professionals or a lecture or workshop on film music history, write to him at:


Film Music