2018 ASCAP Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop

Lauren Taylor


Lauren Taylor is a composer for film and television. Her specialty is composing hybrid scores that incorporate both organic instruments and electronic sounds. Taylor has scored many genres, such as documentary, short film, TV pilot, and webseries. She has recorded many types of instruments for her scores, from string orchestras and mixed chamber ensembles to percussion and guitar, but she is just as proficient at constructing a score from more “out of the box” recordings, such as electronically processed sounds of a pop can.

In addition to music for visual media, Taylor also composes concert music. She has had her music performed across the United States, and internationally, by ensembles such as a very small consortium, the Tennessee Valley Music Festival Orchestra, the NYU Percussion Ensemble, and the Belmont University New Music Ensemble. The sizes of her concert works range from solo and small chamber pieces to full orchestra. Taylor’s strong background in classical orchestration allows her to maintain a sonic clarity in her scores, even when they contain a large number of complex elements.

Taylor holds a Bachelor of Music in music composition from Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and is completing a Master of Music in music composition for film and multimedia at New York University. During her undergraduate career, she also studied in Dresden, Germany, where her studies were focused around jazz composition. Her principal performing area is piano, and she also plays violin and guitar, and has performed extensively in solo and ensemble settings.

Taylor is a dual citizen of the United States and United Kingdom, and her travel experiences between the two countries are a large inspiration for her musical voice and style.

2018 ASCAP Columbia Film Scoring Workshop