Selected Alumni Bios

Scott Freiman

Scott Freiman, a member of New York’s Manhattan Producers Alliance, is a composer,sound editor, and producer whose music spans a variety of musical styles, from orchestral to electronic.  Mr. Freiman composed the original score for the feature film Ivory starring Martin Landau, as well as the films Undone and Exit (Best Director Platinum Award at the 38th Annual WorldFest, Houston International Film Festival).  Mr. Freiman’s other film scores include the award-winning Bodies (Ojai Film Festival -- Best Narrative Short) and Foreign Policy. His original film music has been performed at Lincoln Center (live with picture) and at a sold-out Carnegie Hall concert, “Composed By Scott Freiman.”

Mr. Freiman was sound editor and re-recording mixer for Encounter Point (Tribeca Film Festival, San Francisco Int’l Film Festival – Audience Award, Best Documentary), a documentary from Ronit Avni and Julia Bacha, the writer of Control Room.  Mr. Freiman provided sound editing, sound design, and mixing for Ivory, Undone, and Exit.  He also served as sound editor and re-recording mixer for Puppy Love, the ten episode Web series from Sex and the City producer, Amy B. Harris.

Mr. Freiman is the owner of Second Act Studio [ ], a state-of-the-art music and video studio for composition, recording, and production designed by the venerable studio architect, John Storyk.  Second Act Studio has played host to a wide range of musicians -- from children to Grammy winners, such as bassist John Patitucci and the Tokyo String Quartet.

Mr. Freiman is a partner in the record label, Garagista Music.  Mr. Freiman co-produced several recordings for the label, including Lisa Lynne Mathis’ debut, Hancock Place, and the holiday compilation, Not Just Another Holiday CD.   Mr. Freiman has also produced, arranged, and played keyboards for many other artists.  Mr. Freiman is also a founding partner of Outlandos Music, which offers brand-building music supervision and artist consulting.

A strong advocate for music education for children, Mr. Freiman teaches composing and music technology to children and adults.  He is an instructor for, providing online video training in professional software.  Mr. Freiman also serves on the advisory board of Renovation in Music Education (RIME), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation helping young people, arts organizations, and communities succeed through innovative music-partnership programs.   

Mr. Freiman holds a B.S. in Computer Science and Music from Yale University and a Masters of Music Composition in Film Scoring from NYU Steinhardt.  Previously, he was a co-founder of Credit Management Solutions, Inc., a leading financial software company where Mr. Freiman served as CEO.  Mr. Freiman, a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Maryland Entrepreneur of the Year, helped lead CMSI’s successful public offering and orchestrated the sale of CMSI to the First American Corporation.  After fifteen years of running a public company, he embarked on a new career as a composer and studio owner.