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Alf Heiberg Clausen, American Composer. Avocations: record collecting, carpentry, sports fan, computing. M C. Recipient Clio nomination, New York City, 1979, One O'Clock award North Tex.State U., Denton, 1978, 79, 80, Alumnus Recognition award Berklee College Music, 1984, Alumni Achievement award North Dakota State University, 1986; University of Wisconsin scholar; National Endowment Arts, Berklee College Music fellowship.


Clausen, Alf Heiberg was born on March 28, 1941 in Minneapolis. Son of Alf and Magdalene (Heiberg) Clausen.


Bachelor, North Dakota State University, 1963; postgraduate, University of Wisconsin, 1963; postgraduate, Berklee College Music, 1966; Doctor of Music (honorary), Berklee College Music, 1996.


Composer, orchestrator president, Karleigh Music Company. Instructor music The Dick Grove Music Workshops. Instructor music arranging and composition University of California at Los Angeles.

Adjudicator Playboy All-Star Intercollegiate Jazz Festival Competition, Western Division Intercollegiate Jazz Festival Competition. Composer Los Angeles Neophonic Orchestra Concert Series, 1968.


  • Avocations: record collecting, carpentry, sports fan, computing.


  • Other Work

    • Composer, orchestrator (films) Mr. Mom, Force Five, An Eye for an Eye, Fast Walking, Forced Vengeance, Airplane II: The Sequel, Natty Gann, Splash, Micki & Maude, Weird Science, Dragnet, Number One With a Bullet, (television shows) Father Murphy, Christine Cromwell, The Simpsons (7 Emmy nominations), Little House on the Prairie, Shell Game, The Mississippi, Fame, Wizards & Warriors, Partners in Crime, Dads, Lime Street, Harry, Alf, Moonlighting (6 Emmy nominations), Bronk, Jigsaw, The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, Scene of the Crime, Trauma Center (television films) Happy Endings, Rememberance of Love, Miss All-American Beauty, This is Kate Bennett, For Ladies Only, The Other Lover, Letting Go, The Long Way Home, Double Agent, Murder in Three Acts, My First Love, Police Story, She Knows Too Much, Stranded. Orchestrator (films) Buddy, Buddy, Jinxed, The Beastmaster, Table for Five, Up the Creek, Miracles, My Science Project, Wise Guys, Into the Night, Lots of Luck, The Last Starfighter, Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

      (television movies) Sparkling Cyanide, Princess Daisy, Quarterback Princess, Caribbean Mystery, I Want to Live, Legs, Six Months With an Older Woman, Two of a Kind (Emmy award), Listen to Your Heart, Mirrors. Composer, arranger, producer (albums) The Simpsons Soundtrack, Into the Night, Moonlighting, The Beastmaster, The Last Starfighter, North Texas State Lab Band (Grammy nomination), numerous others.


Member American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, International Association Jazz Educators, Songwriters Guild, Society Composers and Lyricists (board directors), National Academy Recording Arts and Sciences (member jazz crafts committee), Academy television Arts and Sciences (14 Emmy nominations), American Federation Musicians, Screen Actors Guild, Blue Key, Phi Kappa Phi, Kappa Kappa Psi.


  • Other Interests

    Record collecting, carpentry, sports fan, computing.


Married Judy Kaye Landstrom, June 5, 1965. Children: Karen Leigh, Scott Owen, Kyle Evan. Married Sally Maureen Taron, January 9, 1993.

Alf Clausen

Magdalene (Heiberg) Clausen

Sally Maureen Taron

Judy Kaye Landstrom

Scott Owen Clausen

Kyle Evan Clausen

Karen Leigh Clausen