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Alf Clausen (born March 28, 1941) is an American composer and musician. He has scored every episode of The Simpsons except for the 13 episodes of Season 1 and 4 early Season 2 episodes. Clausen has been the sole composer on the show since 1990, with his first episode being "Treehouse of Horror."
Awards and nominations
Awards include 2 Emmy awards, 27 Emmy nominations, 3 Annie Awards, 3 Annie nominations, 3 International Monitor Awards, Grammy and CLIO nominations, Honorary Doctor of Music Degree-Berklee College of Music, Honorary Doctor of Music Degree-North Dakota State University, Alumnus Recognition Award-Berklee College of Music, “One of Top 50 Alumni” Award-Berklee College of Music, the Alumni Achievement Award-North Dakota State University, the “1:00 O'Clock” Award-North Texas State University, two National Endowment For The Arts Composition Fellowship Grants, and 7 times recipient of the ASCAP Popular Award For Music Composition. Clausen is also a recipient of several ASCAP Film and Television Music awards.