Loren Toolajian is a composer who has worked on Sesame Street projects, beginning with the Sesame Beginnings home video series in 2010. Songs and score for other home videos followed (such as Elmo's Potty Time), then the 2007 special Elmo's Christmas Countdown (as music director).
Beginning with season 43, Toolajian began composing songs and cues for the show itself, including "Let's Find Out" (the regular song in "Murray's Science Experiments") and even a music cue just for Baby David. He also plays piano as part of the show's in-house band.
On stage, Toolajian has composed music for Bill Irwin's one-man off-Broadway show Mr. Fox. He composed the theme for HBO's Def Poetry Jam and music for various cable network promos and bumpers. Toolajian has also worked in radio broadcasting since the 1980s, including a stint as operations director of New York classical station WQXR. More recently, he conducts first intermission interviews during the Saturday Metropolitan Opera broadcasts and hosted Sirius XM Radio's This Month at the Met.
Toolajian is a partner in Sandblast Productions, a sound design studio, with fellow Sesame colleagues Michael Ungar and sound mixer Ralph Kelsey. Sandblast did the sound mixing for Abby's Flying Fairy School.
- Sesame Beginnings series: composer, songwriter
- Elmo's Potty Time: composer, musical director, songwriter ("It's Potty Time," "Accidents Happen," "You'll Do It")
- Elmo's Christmas Countdown: music director, orchestrations/arrangements
- Abby in Wonderland: music (score)
- Count on Sports: music
- Abby's Flying Fairy School: audio supervisor
- Making Friends: "Hello Hello Song"