Photo by Niles Gregory

Photo by Niles Gregory

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About

Christy Carew is a Canadian-American composer of music for film, TV, advertising, multimedia and the concert world. She knew she wanted to be a film music composer at the age of 6 after seeing "Star Wars" for the first time, telling her parents, "I want to make music like that!" while racing around the house conducting and singing.

Christy has thoroughly been enjoying living a life full of music ever since. She loves to score all genres of film and has worked in drama, comedy, action and horror, as well as short form and feature documentaries. Christy considers herself first and foremost a storyteller, and feels honored to collaborate with directors on pieces of art that impact, uplift, transport & comfort those who experience them. 

Christy was absolutely thrilled to be selected as one of just 8 composer fellows in 2018 to participate in the prestigious Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab, which took place at the legendary Skywalker Sound facilities. Mentors at the Lab included Thomas Newman, Harry Gregson-Williams, Tyler Bates and Heather McIntosh. She is incredibly grateful to Sundance & BMI for this fantastic opportunity! Christy was also recently selected to be one of 12 international participants in the renowned 2019 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, which begins in July and culminates in a 65-piece orchestral recording session at Fox.

In 2012, Christy was chosen from hundreds of applicants and hired to be Music Director and In-House Composer at one of the largest production music libraries in the world. Through her work at 5 Alarm Music, she has had placements of custom original music and arrangements in major studio features, network television shows and national advertising campaigns. (Ask her sometime about being on set of the hit CBS show "Scorpion" performing her Bach arrangement with a six-figure robotic arm taped to her forearm.) Christy has a true passion for collaboration and serving the project, in whatever medium she's working in. 

She is active in the media composing community as a member of the TV Academy Music Branch and Membership Coordinator for the Alliance for Women Film Composers. As a concert composer, Christy was a semi-finalist in 2013 for the Sorel Medallion Choral Composition Contest, and has had her work premiered by the Reno Pops Orchestra. 

Christy was educated at New York University's Steinhardt School and graduated summa cum laude in 2006 with a Master of Arts in Film Scoring/Composition. She also has a Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance and Music Business) from Loyola University New Orleans (2004) and a diploma as composer from the summer program of the European American Musical Alliance, held at L'Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris (2005.) 

When she's not making music, Christy is spending time with her amazing family, reading sci-fi & fantasy novels voraciously, dreaming of New Orleans, and thinking way too much about the Fermi Paradox.