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Alumni - Scoring for Film and Multimedia

The success of our alumni is a great testimonial to our program. Here is a brief showcase of the most recent accomplishments of some of our previous students. 

 James Newberry Assists Composers Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi

Recent alumn James Newberry currently resides in New York City, assisting composers Saunder Jurriaans and Danny Bensi, best known for scoring multiple Sundance favorites such as Martha Marcy May Marlene, The One I Love, Frank & Lola, and The Gift. James also participated in the 2016 Columbia/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, where he recorded with a chamber ensemble at MSR studios in New York City. 




Katy Jarzebowski Scores After Spring, John Stewart Executive Producer

After graduating the NYU Film Scoring program, alumn Katy Jarzebowski participated in the prestigious NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop and Sundance Composer's Lab, and has gone on to score numerous short, and feature narrative and documentary films. Most recently, Katy scored the documentary After Spring, on which John Stewart was an Executive Producer. After Spring premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. 

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Forest Christenson — Assistant Engineer at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions


Since 2015, NYU Film Scoring alumn Forest Christenson is now Assistant Engineer to Alan Meyerson at Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions. He was with Alan on Captain America: Civil War, Angry Birds, The Legend of Tarzan, and Kung Fu Panda 3. 

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Manuel Garcia-Orozco Wins Latin GRAMMY Research Grant

The Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation awards a research grant to Bullerengue Universal (An Afro-Colombian Tradition In The Atlantic Coast) 

The project intends to finish producing and publish a series of teaching materials to promote the Latino community and general music knowledge of the Afro-Colombian tradition based on original recordings of artist Petrona Martínez. Presented in New York by composer, researcher and music producer Manuel Garcia-Orozco, the project consists of three academic papers, three Internet tutorial videos, and a digital application.


 Austin Wistory Scores Assassin's Creed: Syndicate

Austin Wintory is a Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer. His career has straddled the worlds of concert music, film, and video games. Austin grew up in Denver and from the age of 10 was utterly addicted to film music. After teaching himself to compose, orchestrate and conduct in high school, he went on to study classically at NYU and USC. Following a whirlwind education in which he scored well over 150 student and small independent productions, he graduated and began working full-time in Los Angeles.

In 2012, Austin's soundtrack for the hit PlayStation3 game Journey became the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score, also winning two British Academy Awards, a DICE Award, a Spike TV VGA, and IGN's "Overall Music of the Year," along with five Game Audio Network Guild awards, and a host of others. Austin's film work including the Sundance-winning films Captain Abu Raed and Grace, along with over 40 other indie features such as A Little Help (starring Jenna Fischer), The River Why (starring Zach Gilford and William Hurt) and Dark Summer.

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Agatha Kaspar's Soundtrack for Copenhagen Now Available on Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and CD Baby

After a very successful festival run, the soundtrack to Copenhagen is now available on multiple platforms: Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and CD Baby. Clent Bowers of says of her music, "Agatha Kaspar's music cradles you into the romantic experience that the city of Copenhagen and being in love offers."

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Gabriel Hays Scores Disney Series Star Darlings And More

Now living in Los Angeles, Gabriel is a composer, arranger and producer who has written music for shows on FOX, ABC, NBC, Disney, Disney XD, MTV, Showtime, PBS, TNT, Bravo, History and others. He has composed the music for several independent feature films and many shorts including The Walking Dead Escape, Beyond, Patch Town and The Last Words. His latest project is scoring the new Disney series called Star Darlings.


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Aaron Kenny is a Nominee for the 2015 APRA/AMCOS Screen Music Awards

Film Scoring alum Aaron Kenny is nominated for Best Music for a Short Film for his work on A Might Nice Man (2014).

Congratulations Aaron!


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Yuma Sung plays with Ron McCurdy and Ice-T in the European premiere of The Langston Hughes Project , Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz 

Rapper and actor Ice-T joined musical director and trumpeter Ron McCurdy and his quartet in a brilliant 21st century realisation of American icon Langston Hughes’ creative masterpiece, the epic twelve-part jazz poem suite Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz. A homage in verse and music to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at the beginning of the 1960s, Ask Your Mama evokes Hughes’ life and times and a message that resonates as strongly today as ever. 

Ask Your Mama can be described as the soundtrack of the sixties, showing Langston Hughes at his best: insightful, wise, poignant, funny and soulful with a powerful social commentary.

Agatha Kaspar Scores Copenhagen 

Agatha Kaspar scored the feature film and 2014 festival favorite, Copenhagen, now available in theaters and video on demand.

Born and raised in Canada, Agatha began playing piano at an early age. She studied Music Composition at Wilfrid Laurier University in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, and Film Scoring at New York University. She has also written original scores for many successful films that have premiered in prestigious film festivals/events as Cannes, Tribeca, Slamdance and the Student Academy Awards. Agatha currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Joe Twist featured in ASCAP Composers Score the 2015 Film Fest

Recent alum Joe Twist was featured in “ASCAP Composers Score the 2015 SXSW Film Fest” for his work on the short film, Followers

Joe Twist is a multi-Award winning Australian composer. His music crosses genres ranging ancient vocal music, opera, contemporary orchestral music, jazz, cabaret and film music. Joe currently lives in Los Angeles, California. 

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Katy Jarzebowski Speaks at Sundance 

Katy was invited to speak on a panel at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival to talk about her experience participating in the prestigious Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab in the summer of 2014. 

Katy has composed original music for the independent feature film ARMO (dir. Christopher Chambers) to be released in 2015, as well as numerous short films and documentaries, such as The Pakistan Four (dir. Shehzad Hameed) and When You Can't See the Film (dir. Yijun He). Katy currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
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 Aaron Kenny Assists Film Composer Alan Menken 

Aaron is now a Music Assistant to the award-winning film composer, Alan Menken (The LIttle Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Alladin), and is currently working on the ABC series Galavant. 

Originally from Australia, Aaron is a multi-award winning film, concert and theatre composer. He has scored almost 30 films (including two feature-length), winning prizes and nominations for his original scores and screened internationally, including at the Cannes International Film Festival 2012. Aaron currently lives in New York City.

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Jacob Yoffee scores TV series Finding Carter and Blue

Jacob Yoffee is a concert & film composer based in Los Angeles. He is known for his work on MTV's hit teen drama Finding Carter, Showtime’s award-winning Time of Death series, the critically acclaimed WIGS series Blue starring Julia Stiles, Christine featuring America Ferrera and the short film Celia, featuring Dakota Fanning.

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Thiago Tiberio Conducts Verdi in Spain

Thiago Tiberio served as assistant conductor to maestro John Mauceri for the Bilbao, Spain, performance of Giuseppe Verdi's opera Les Vêpres siciliennes in March 2013. Thiago graduated from NYU Steinhardt with a Master of Music in Film Scoring in 2011 and also serves as Assistant Conductor of the New York Symphonic Arts Ensemble.

Inyoung Park scores Kim Ki-Duk's Pieta: Golden Lion prize awarded best movie at the 69th Venice Film Festival

South Korean director Kim Ki-duk, has won with the Golden Lion Prize for best movie, PIETA at the 69th Venice Film Festival. The music was composed and orchestrated by Inyoung Park, a 2010 NYU Steinhardt Film Scoring alum.

“Not the joyful lyricism of Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter … and Spring, but a painful, melancholic ode to the human condition, clinched by a mournful final song.”  -The Hollywood Reporter

Inyoung previously scored Poongsan (2011), produced by Ki-Duk and directed by Jeon Jae-hong. PIETA is also screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, and has been selected to compete in the Foreign Film category in the upcoming Academy Awards. Ms. Park drew on three NYU Film Scoring alums in producing her score: Tim Starnes (Music Editor/Re-recording Engineer), Elias Constantopedos (additional arrangements), and Anna Lois Paddock (Vocals).

Ms. Park, awarded the Elmer Bernstein Award in 2010, is exemplary of a new breed of film composer emerging from NYU Steinhardt - drawing from an eclectic musical background and diversity of professional experiences. Her commissioned score for Segundo de Chomon's Electric Hotel was featured in 2010 at the Film Division of The National Gallery in Washington, D.C. Inyoung continues to serve as a leading arranger and orchestrator within the Korean entertainment industry.

Standby – The Musical stands out at FringeNYC

NYU Film Scoring alums Keith Robinson and Amy Baer have collaborated on the new musical, Standby, directed by Marc Connor Eardley. The musical is now playing at the New York International Fringe Festival Encore Series (September 7-30), an extension of the 16th Annual Fringe Fesival. Standby has received rave reviews from Time Out New York and NYTheatre.

The new musical is a story of redemption and hope. Though the pressures of life may drive a person to the point of no return, it is love and companionship that can bring a person back from the brink. While waiting to catch their flight, five strangers are bumped to the standby line and forced to decide amongst themselves who is most deserving of the next flight out. What they soon realize is that this is no ordinary airport terminal, and their meeting is by no means a coincidence. It is the choices they must make in order to move on to their final destination that challenge everything about their lives they hold to be true. This is the ultimate test of the human spirit.

Keith Robinson is Vice President of the award winning Sample Logic LLC sample library company, and has worked on many projects featuring artists as Mark Anthony, Jennifer Lopez, and Beto Cuevas. He is currently a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music and the Tisch School of NYU where he teaches music production.

Amy Baer was awarded the Elmer Bernstein Award in 2007 at NYU while completing her Masters Degree in Film Scoring and is currently a music assistant to Academy Award winning composer Howard Shore, with whom she has worked with on projects such as HugoA Dangerous Method, and Cosmopolis. Ms. Baer’s music can also be heard in the domestic trailer for The King’s Speech.

The official website for Standby can be found here. Information on dates and tickets for the FringeNYC Festival is located here.

Elias Constantopedos Scores Fashion Industry Chronicle: "The Tents"

Elias Constantopedos, a 2011 film scoring graduate and recipient of the Elmer Bernstein Award in film scoring, has scored the NYC fashion documentary, The Tents. The film is slated for television broadcast in February, 2012. The film, directed by James Belzer, featuring the major industry designers, chronicles the history of New York's fashion week and its early presence in the tent of Bryant Park. Additional NYU composers, current and alums, who worked on the film include Nicole Brady, Karim Douaidy, Gabriel Hayes, Robert Hann, Agatha Kasprzyk, and Ben Lear.

The official trailer can be found here (

Alum Jonathan Hartman Scores "The Employer"

Jonathan Hartman, former student of Ira Newbown, completed scoring 73 minutes of original music for the feature film, "The Employer", written and directed by Frank Merle. The film, a psychological thriller starring Malcolm McDowell, Paige Howard, David Dastmalchian, Michael DeLorenzo, and Billy Zane, is about a group of 5 abducted strangers, that find themselves locked in a room together, pawns in game to find the next corporate team member.




Inyoung Park Scores 2011 Film Poongsan

Inyoung Park, a 2010 film scoring graduate, composed and orchestrated the score for producer Kim ki-duk's Poongsan 풍산개, directed by Jaihong Juhn. The independent feature film opened at number two at the box office in theatres throughout Korea.  Earlier this year, Director Kim ki-duk's movie Arirang received the top prize of the "A Certain Glance" section at this year's Cannes International Film Festival. Kim Ki-duk has previously won Best Director awards at both the Berlin International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival

Composer Inyoung Park's commissioned score for Segundo de Chomon's Electric Hotel was featured in 2010 at the Film Division of The National Gallery in Washington, D.C.  Ms. Park has served as leading arranger and orchestrator within the Korean entertainment industry. Click here to view a trailer for Poongsan.

Stefan Swanson and Rashaad Green score at Sundance

Gun Hill Road, directed by Tisch School of the Arts graduate filmmaker Rashaad Ernesto Green and scored by Steinhardt alumnus Stefan Swanson, was announced as one of the selections in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.  This feature length film, starring Judy Reyes (SCRUBS, HAWTHORNE) and Esai Morales (NYPD BLUE, LA BAMBA), explores the dynamic in a Puerto Rican family in the Bronx when its father, returns home from prison after a 3-year absence and tries to reestablish his role as father and husband.

Green and Swanson have collaborated on four other films including PREMATURE, which was recently broadcast on BET's "Lens on Talent" hosted by Kim Fields.  This film has won over 17 awards on the festival circuit including the Grand Prize at the HBO Short Competition at the 2008 American Black Film Festival, the 2009 National Board of Review Award, and the 2009 Directors Guild of America Student Award.  Swanson worked with New York artists Celli Pitt and Bridget Barkan to create a score that explores the contrasting moods of childlike innocence and fear found in the film.

As Green notes, "PREMATURE would not have been as successful if it were not for the score.  Stefan added such a beautiful emotional element to the piece by thinking outside the box and listening to the heart of the character."

Swanson's scores for PREMATURE and another of Green's films, CUTS (Finalist for the HBO Short Competition at the 2009 American Black Film Festival), have been broadcasting on both HBO and Cinemax throughout 2009 and 2010.

Conrad Winslow Awarded ASCAP's Morton Gould Young Composer Award

Alumnus Conrad Winslow was a winner of the 2010 Morton Gould Young Composer Award, selected from amongst 730 entries. This highly competitive award is given to composers between the ages of 13 and 29. In 2009 Winslow graduated from the Scoring for Film and Multimedia program where he studied composition with Justin Dello Joio. During that time he was also selected by the American Composer's Orchestra as one of the six top emerging composers for its 17th Annual New Music Readings.


Film Scoring Alumni Use Thesis To Create Company

Two recent graduates from the Film Scoring Program: Joe Trupiano & Keith Robinson

Inspired by pioneers of the film, music, and computer science industries, Sample Logic founders and NYU FIlm Scoring alums Joe Trupiano and Keith Robinson turned their NYU senior thesis in the Music Technology Program on sampling and synthesis into a full-blown company dedicated to creating sound libraries that "blur the line between music and sound design."

Not wanting to go the traditional route of an orchestral library, or be stylistically constrained by catering to the experimental electronica crowd, the pair set out to find-and define-the point where the two met. From banging on dumpsters with crowbars to 3AM recording sessions in the New York subway, Joe and Keith perfected their techniques for capturing everyday organic sounds and traditional instruments and morphing them into unique, never-before-heard musical elements.

Expert in recording techniques, computer music, synthesis, and interactive instrument design, the duo has taken their massive custom libraries of extraordinarily broad and complex timbral elements and delivered them in superbly organized, ready-to-play products. Gigabytes upon gigabytes of inspirational, eminently playable sounds are yours for the taking, either as stand-alone instruments or integrated as plug-ins in your DAW.

News: Read an article featuring three-time Emmy Award-winner and alum John Wineglass