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Sharon Farber
Composer
www.sharonfarber.com

2013, 2014, 2015 EMMY AWARD NOMINATED
2013 SCL AWARD - EXCELLENCE IN MUSIC FOR FILM
2012 VISIONARY AWARD IN MUSIC - WOMEN INTERNATIONAL IN FILM & TV (thewifts.com)

Film and TV music (partial list)
Upcoming projects
2016
The Dark Return of Time Ian Reed Productions
Action / thriller feature. Director: Ian Armer
2016
Pandragon Aegis Film Group
Drama / TV Series. Director: Michael Schroeder
2016
Mata Hari - Her True Story Aegis Film Group
Action/Thriller Feature. Director: Michael Schroeder
2016
The X-Gene Project Mogens Eckert, Producer
Action / Thriller feature. Director: Laurits Munch-Petersen
Credits
2009 - present
The Young and The Restless CBS
Day time drama
2015-2016
Children of the Fall White Beach Productions
Thriller / horror feature. Director: Eitan Gafni
2015-2016
Sand Castles Channel 2, Israel
TV Drama. Director: Omri Levy
2015
The Parkland Doctors
Feature length documentary about Kennedy's murder. Director: Bill Garner and Jacques Lueth
2014
Body and Soul Docemet Productions
A dramatic feature length documentary. Director: Gloria Greenfield
2014
Honor Diaries The Clarion Fund
A dramatic feature length documentary. Director: Micha Smith
2013
The Dove Flyer Movieplus Productions
A dramatic feature film that takes place in Baghdad of 1940. Director: Nisim Dayan
2013
To Die For Our Country Hemy Productions
A dramatic feature length documentary. Director: Avi Hemy
2012
The Mourning Hour Mad About Pictures
Drama. Producer / Director: Susan Cohen
2011
Unmasked: Judeophobia Docemet Productions
A dramatic feature length documentary. Producer / Director: Gloria Greenfield
2009-2010
As The World Turns
Daytime drama - CBS
2008
Folie 'a Deux
A dramatic feature film by director Sean Martin (England)
2007
In Twilight's Shadow Liquidfilmworks Productions
A vampire's thriller story of love and revenge
2007
When Nietzsche Wept Millenium Films
A dramatic feature film starring Armand Assante, based on Irvin Yalom's best selling book.
2004-2006
Starting Over NBC/Universal
Emmy award winning TV series.
2001
The Brother's Grim
Independent feature by director Adam Consolo.
2000
Call Me Sirr Showtime Network
A drama made for TV staring Michael Clarke Duncan. ("The Green Mile")
Director: Robert Munic Nomination for DGA Award, Chicago International Children Film festival Certificate of Merit Award, DGA Award for Best Director, Young Artists Award
1999
In A Class of His Own Showtime Network
A drama made for TV staring Lou Diamond Phillips and Joan Chen.
Director: Robert Munic National Television Review Board Angel Award for Excellence in a Television Movie, the Gabriel Award, the Cine Golden Eagle Award of Excellence and the Film Advisory Board Award for Excellence.
1999
Starting Over Alameda Productions
Independent drama about the life story of Businesswoman Galia Albin.
Director: Yohanan Weller Nominated for Israeli Academy Award
1999
Dark Justice United Independence Productions
Independent feature film, staring William Bumiller and Jocelyn Seagave. Director: Glen Klinker.
1998-1999
Superman Warner Bros.
Composed and orchestrated music for the animated TV series.
1999
Paulie Charmed The Sleeping Woman AFI
A drama based on a story by Harlan Allison. Director: Jorg Ihle
1999
No Regrets Rider Siphron Productions
A drama, staring Dixie Carter, Jennifer Lien and Bruce La Bruce. Director: Rider Siphron
1998
The Cowboy and the Movie Star FOX Family Channel
A feature film made for TV staring Sean Young (Additional music & orchestration) Director: Mark Griffiths
1998
Silicon Towers Direct to Video (HBO 2)
Co - composed M.O.W. Starring Bryan Dennehy, Steve Baldwin, Robert Guilhomme. Director: Serge Rodnunsky
1997
Alien Episode American Film Institute
A short Sci - Fi film. Director: Jorg Ihle
1997
Meaner Than Sin American Film Institute
A short Sci - Fi film. Director: Jorg Ihle
1997
The Golden - State Museum Project Cambria Productions
A dramatic film about California, for the historic exhibition in the Museum of Sacramento. (permanent exhibit) The MUSE Bronze Award in recognition of the Highest Standards of Excellence in the use of Media & Technology. Director: Jim Kelty
1996-2000
California 2000 Cambria Productions
A docudrama series about the history of California. Won the Telly Award for Best Score for the episode entitled "Mr. Bourn's Gold" ) Director: Jim Kelty
Music Library
2012
Natural World West One, UK
A full length orchestral CD of Sharon's music, to be released October 17th, 2012
2011
Cinematic World Sonoton Music, Austria
A full length orchestral CD of Sharon's music, released in 2011, including World Music
2010
Dramatic Workshop Sonoton Music, Austria
A full length compilation orchestral CD released in 2010, which includes Sharon's music
Concert Music (partial list)
2016
Arba Knafot Women's Chorale - Sharon, MA
"My Beloved" for women's chorale and ensemble.
2015
Hagai Yodan and Hilla Plitman - Tel Aviv, Israel
"Bridges Of Love" song cycle
2015
Jewish Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles, CA
"Only A Book" for string orchestra, percussion and flute.
2014
Glendale Philharmonic
2014
Israeli Chamber Orchestra, Israel
2013
International String Quartet of Yucatan, Mexico
String Quartet #1, May 30, 2013
2013
East Los Angeles College Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles
Commission to compose a new piece for the orchestra, Music Directed and conducted by Sam Chillingarian
2012
The New Israeli Gary Bertini Choir, Israel
The prestigious choir will perform Sharon's ASHKINA for mixed choir, chamber orchestra and Ethnic instruments on Dec. 22nd in Jerusalem.
2012
I-Palpity Artists International Orchestra
iPalpiti's first ever commission for a new work for string orchestra, flute and percussion.
ONLY A BOOK- Theme and variations, World Premiered July 20th, 2012.
2011
Beverly Hills International Music Festival
US premier of Piano Ballad #1
2011
Universal sacred Music, New York, NY
ASHKINA, work for choir, small orchestra and Ethnic Instrument -performed in its 5th performance in Symphony Space, NY on Nov. 12th 2011.
2011
Orange County Women's Chorale, Eliza Rubenstein, Conductor (USA)
"When Music Sounds"- commissioned work for women's choir, premiered MAY 2011.
2011
Hila Plitmann, Soprano, London, UK
Sharon's song cycle BRIDGES OF LOVE was recorder by this outstanding Soprano for a new CD., released January 2012, Signum records.
2011
Culver City Symphony Orchestra
The Symphonic premier of Sharon's acclaimed piece TRANSLUCENT ROCKS, conducted by Frank Fetta. Jan. 2011
2011
MORAN Choir, Naomi Faran, Conductor (ISRAEL)
Commission to compose a new big scale work for the 2011-2012 season
2009-present
Composer In Residence
Beverly Hills International Music Festival
2010
Pacific Serenades Ensemble, Los Angeles
Commission to compose a new piece for the ensemble. Premiered March 2010
2010
Laguna Beach Music Festival, Laguna Beach, CA, Paul Chihara-Music Director
Guest composer of the festival, including composing a new piece for Gregg Macgviry's film "Reflections on The Living Sea", premiered January 2010.
2010
Martin Luther Kind Day, N. Carolina
Guest composer/conductor for an evening dedicated to MLK, including performances of Sharon's music with a 100 piece choir.
2010
American Chorale Director Association Convention, Philadelphia
Performance of Sharon's work "My Beloved" for women's choir, published by Roger Dean publishing, Feb. 2010
2009
Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA
Sharon's music was featured in a concert at this distinguished location by 3 soloists, a Symphony Orchestra and a 100 piece choir. June 2009.
2009
"My Beloved" for women's choir, premier, NY
The Ithaca College Women's Chorale with Janet Galvan, conductor, premiered Sharon's work for women's choir and chamber ensemble to rave reviews. April 2009.
2008-2009
From Stage to Cinema concert series
Featured composer of this Film Music series.
2007-2008
Israel Chamber Orcehstra
Commission: Translucent Rocks, which opened up the 2007-8 Orchestra's Season October 2007.
2007
Piano Ballad
Commissioned by pianist Hagai Yodan. Premiered in Israel, June 2007.
2005
To Always Remember
A song cycle for Soprano & piano, Premiered 2005 in Berlin, Germany, and had its Los Angeles Chamber Ensemble version premier May 29th, 2007.
2004-2007
Foundation for Universal Sacred Music
Commission for an Chamber orchestra and Choir work, premiered in New York, October 2004, with repeated performance in NY in 2005 and Boston, MA April 2007.
2005
Keshet Chaim (Rainbow of Life) Dance Ensemble:
Composed and produced music for the ensemble's event. April, 2005, Los Angeles.
2004
My Beloved
Commission for a new work for women's choir and chamber ensemble, premiered in Israel, December 2004.
2003-2004
The Jewish Symphony Orchestra
Commission to compose a new work for the orchestra. Premiered at the "Women Composers Concert", March 14th, 2004, Los Angeles.
2003
Time
A song cycle for Soprano & piano, Premiered on May 23, 2004 in Beverly Hills, CA
2002
The Third Mother
An A Capella work, which was world premiered by the prestigious Los Angeles Master Chorale On their Opening Season Concert, September 20, 2002, at the Dorothy Chandler pavilion, Los Angeles. For more information about this work please refer to the enclosed material.
2001-2002
Keshet Chaim (Rainbow of Life) Dance Ensemble:
Composed and produced music for the ensemble's show entitled Neshama-Stories of the Soul.
Discography
When Nietzsche Wept Soundtrack/ Moviescore Media
The released Soundtrack of the celebrated film, scored by Sharon Farber
Hila Plitmann: The Ancient Question… A voyage through Jewish Songs/Signum Records
Bridges of love, song cycle in three movements for Soprano, Clarinet, Viola and Piano
Sharon Rostorf-Zamir and Hagai Yoadn: Forever to Remember/ Romeo Records
To Always Remember, song cycle in three movements for Soprano, Clarinet, Violin, cello and Piano
GRAMMY nomination for Ms. Rostorf-Zamir for her performance on this CD.
Education
1994-1997
Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Music (B.M.) - Dual Major in Film Scoring & Composition. Graduated Summa Cum Laude
1990-1994
Private studies
with Mr. Egon Kerten and Sarah Feigin (Israel)
1982-1986
Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts
Major in Classical piano performance
1975-1994 Classical piano studies
Awards
2012
Women International Film & TV Showcase Visionary Award 2012 (www.thewifts.com)
2007
Cincinnati Camerata Composition Competition
First prize winner with "The Third Mother/Mothers' Lament". Performance scheduled for May 4th, 2007.
2007
American Music Center Grant,
for "Translucent Rocks" - Israeli Chamber Orchestra commission, October 2007.
2005-2010 ASCAP Standard Award
2004 American Composers Forum Subito Award
2004 ASCAP Standard Award
2003 ASCAP Standard Award
2002 ASCAP Standard Award
2002
The John Lennon International Song Writing Competition:
Arranged and produced the song "My Country" - A finalist in the World Music Category
2000 ASCAP Popular Award
1998
Telly Award
for original score for Mr. Bourn's Gold episode of "California 2000" series. (Cambria Productions.)
1998 ASCAP Film Scoring workshop Award
1997
Academy of TV Arts & Sciences
Composition Internship with award winning composer Jonathan Wolff (Seinfeld) and Emmy award winning composer Alf Claussen. (The Simpsons)
1997
Society of Composers & Lyricists
Fellowship program with award winning composers Jay Chattaway, ("Star Trek") Steve Bramson ,("Jag") and Dan Foliart. ("7th Heaven", "Home Improvement")
1997
Berklee College of Music
Richard Levy Composition Award for outstanding contribution to the Professional Writing Division.
1997
Berklee College of Music
Certificate of Honor for outstanding achievement in Film Scoring.
1997
Berklee College of Music
First prize for String Quartet #1 - representative of the Composition Department.
1997
Berklee College of Music
Books and Materials Award for talented students.
1997
Berklee College of Music
Outstanding Entering Students Scholarship.
1992
Tel-Aviv, Israel - "Colors in Dance"
Music for choreography; First prize winner.
Judging position
2007 Turner Classic Young Film Composers Competition
2005-present EMMY Award/ music (M/T, drama series)
2005-present "We Are Listening" Song Writing Competition
2004-2006 Society of Composers and Lyricists Internship selection