Katrina Zemrak


Film Composer

Background:


Katrina began studying music at the age of 10.  She started out playing clarinet, and then moved on to bass guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard, and other instruments.  She currently attends Columbia College Chicago and is majoring in Music Scoring and Composition.  Her goal is to score films, television, games, and whatever other music opportunities life offers.  Music is her passion.


Experience:


Katrina has scored over 30 short films, of varying genres from dramas to horror.  She has scored one feature musical and has written for an original musical.  Eerie Dramas/Thrillers are a specialty genre she particularly enjoys.


Her piece, “Many, Many Clementines,” for Pierrot ensemble was recorded and played on WFMT, Chicago’s classical radio station.  She’s also had the opportunity to be the Music Producer for Tangled 8, and for an upcoming film, Fear Itself.  Her song, “Life,” was used for a dance recital in Maine and also for a sketch comedy called Wisconsinuts.


Professional experience includes being a Production Assistant on Transformers 4, Shark Tank, and Dark Minds.


The musical score, “Hollywood,” is currently being utilized in a commercial in Los Angeles every week.


Notable Accomplishments:



  • 3rd Place – Alan Turner Award, Columbia College, for her piece, “An Erratic State of Mind.”

  • Film Scoring Award at the Indie Gathering Film Festival and Convention in Hudson, OH.

  • Featured Artist in the Columbia Chronicle.

  • Featured Artist on WCRX Columbia’s Radio Station

  • The Huffington Post selected her to interview Brian Tyler, the composer of Iron Man 3.

  • As President of ScoFi, organized an on-campus visit with composer, Harry Manfredini of Friday the 13th.

  • Received a Leadership Award in 2013 for her organization, ScoFi


Organizations:



  • President and Founder of ScoFi, an organization created to foster networking among media artists (film, game, and animation) and composers. (This was also a featured organization on Frequency TV)

  • Chair of the Film Composer Contest at the California Independent Film Festival

  • Assistant Media Chair for TedX Talks at Columbia College Chicago


IMDB:                     http://www.imdb.com/name/nm5112525/


Website:              www.katrinazemrak.com


Email:                     info@katrinazemrak.com


 


My Mission: 


Through my original and unique compositions, whether they be for media or solely for listening to, I shall create an entirely new atmosphere for the audience to diverge themselves in. By learning new theoretical techniques every day, and analyzing media whenever I have the chance, I shall always continue to grow and change my ways of composition. Any new genre that may make it’s way to me, I will attempt to conquer and learn in order to be able to compose anything upon request.


 



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