Eimear Noone is an award winning Irish composer and conductor, resident in Malibu California, who splits her time between composing for video games, feature films, TV, commercials, and conducting classical concerts and game music. Arguably the world's premier conductor of video game scores (both in the studio and in the concert hall), her credits include "Zelda," "Heroes of The Storm", "World of WarCraft" and the expansion, "Warlords of Draenor".
Julia Newmann, USC Thornton School of Music graduate, has garnered four ASCAP awards during her eight seasons co-scoring Fox's hit show, "BONES." She's also worked on series, "The Finder," "Medium," and recently scored a NatGeo International documentary, "Let Elephants Be Elephants" which was nominated for an Asian Emmy in 2014. Prior to scoring for television, Julia orchestrated for composer James Newton Howard on "Michael Clayton," "The Great Debaters," and "The Water Horse: Legends of the Deep ." And in 2006, she and her husband Cody Westheimer, started New West Studios, Inc., a successful music production company that has generated music for hundreds of projects since it's inception.
Film & game composer of "exquisite talent" (Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands game co-composed with Steve Jablonsky), Penka has worked for 15 years in Los Angeles on titles grossing $15 billion world-wide. She has made Hollywood history as the first woman Lead Orchestrator on films with budget over $100M (Ender's Game and Elysium). Penka is a mentor who has nurtured the careers of many.
Layla Minoui is an Iranian-American film and television composer based in Los Angeles. She has contributed to a wide variety of film and television scores. She started writing music at age 8, which all began with her fascination of story telling through music. Some of her work includes the score for the feature film "The Sound and the Shadow" and collaborating on two seasons of Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce", as well as seven seasons of ABC's hit series Castle alongside Emmy-nominated composer Robert Duncan. Currently, Layla is scoring gothic drama "The Mad Whale" starring James Franco and Camilla Belle. She's also become involved with Disney TV Animation and will be scoring the new upcoming Disney series "Vampirina".
Jojo Draven is a classically trained composer who often fuses elements of rock, tribal, classical and industrial into her musical style for motion pictures. Her film scores have been shown internationally and domestically on cable and network television channels such as Showtime, HBO, NBC/Universal Chiller TV, The Movie Channel (TMC), Here!TV, DIRECTV, and streaming and VOD services such as VUDU, iTunes HuluPlus, Amazon on Demand, and Netflix. In addition to being a composer, she plays guitar for the critically acclaimed theater show the "Blue Man Group" in Las Vegas.
Dara Taylor is an HMMA-Nominated composer for film and multimedia based in Los Angeles. After graduating cum laude in Music and Psychology from Cornell University, Dara went on to study Film Music Composition under Mark Suozzo at New York University where she received a Masters of Music. She has composed music for a wide variety of genres from Indie comedies, dramas, and thrillers, to the Lifetime reality series "Child Genius", and has also worked in the music department for large studio productions such as "The Boss", "Sausage Party", "Ride Along 2" and ABC's "Agent Carter" and "Galavant".
Born in Japan, raised in England, Karin has scored 4 features and over 50 short films since 2010. Her passion for music came at the age of 5 when she went to live with her Grandmother in Yamagata. There she learned piano, organ, violin, Japanese song, and mastered Zen and the art of living through music. Karin studied Music at Berklee College, and has extensive performance experience as a Jazz singer and pianist. Her most recent score for, "Revenge of Hayabusa" (2013) won the best original score at the Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood.
Nami Melumad is a Los Angeles based film composer, originally from Tel Aviv, Israel. Her credits include films, video games, commercials, and theatre. Nami’s documentaries have screened worldwide, claiming multiple international awards. Naama trained with film composers Thomas Newman, Bruce Broughton, Garry Schyman and Chris Young. She holds a B.A. in multi-style composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music and she is a graduate of USC’s highly competitive Scoring for Motion Pictures and TV program. Nami has also worked as a symphonic arranger and her arrangements were performed by the Revolution Orchestra, Be’er Sheva orchestra and Haifa symphonic orchestra (Israel).
A recent participant in the Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive with David Newman, Arhynn is a French/South African composer and pianist. Having obtained a degree in music and 2 diplomas in classical piano, she moved to London where she earned her Masters in Composition for Film and TV at the London College of Music, winning a composition competition just before graduation.
Her credits include short films, features, documentaries, a stage production of Chekov's ‘The Cherry Orchard’ and her latest project is a ballet that will be filmed in Iceland.
Catherine Grealish is an LA-based composer for media, games, and live performance. She won the Independent Music Vox Pop Award for her soundtrack for the film "All Things Hidden". Catherine has scored several award-winning films and TV shows, including the short "Pearl" which won Best Short at "The Mexico and Madrid International Film Festivals" and the hit show "Capitol Hill" . She recently scored the feature film "The Basement" and the documentary, "Gold Balls". Catherine grew up in Tasmania, Australia and moved to the US to pursue a career in music.