Katy Jarzebowski is a film, concert, and multimedia composer. She enjoys keeping busy with collaborative adventures and is currently attached to several feature film projects, including the MacArthur Foundation* supported documentary After Spring (dir. Ellen Martinez & Stephanie Ching; prod. Jon Stewart). Her first feature film collaboration, Aram, Aram (2015, dir. Christopher Chambers) was praised in The Hollywood Reporter** ["The score by Katy Jarzebowski gives the film an electric charge"] and screened at the Los Angeles, Montreal, and St. Louis Film Festival before an extended theatrical run in Los Angeles. Katy has also scored featurettes for the Sundance Institute, the LA Times, and California Environmental Protection Agency.
In 2014, she was chosen as a composer fellow for the Sundance Institute's Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound under the direction of Peter Golub and with such distinguished and inspiring advisors as Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams, and Blake Neely. Katy also took part in the ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring Workshop with advisors Mark Snow and Sean Callery and the BMI Commercial Music Workshop and was named one of ASCAP's 'Top Composers to Watch.'
Katy received a BA in both Music Composition and Film Studies from Yale University and recently completed a Masters in Music Composition with a concentration in Film Scoring at NYU. Her academic acknowledgements include the Elmer Bernstein Award, Sorel Scholarship for Women in Film Scoring, ASCAP Film Scoring Fellowship for Study Abroad, and Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies. An avid traveler, she has also studied music composition in Paris under Martin Matalon at IRCAM and researched the work of Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone in Italy at the NYU Florence campus. Her work for string quartet and vocals, “Old World,” was premiered by the acclaimed ensemble, The JACK Quartet, and she spoke at the Music and the Moving Image conference, presenting a paper entitled "Hans Zimmer and the Music of Gladiator: Exploiting the Feminine Ideal."
Katy is forever grateful to her parents for being unapologetically militant cinephiles and her grandparents for passing their musical genes over one generation to the next; she thanks them every day for their enthusiastic support
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