2019 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop: Christy Carew


Christy Carew is a Burbank-based composer of music for film, TV, advertising, multimedia and the concert world. 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 eight 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 included Harry Gregson-Williams, Thomas Newman and Tyler Bates. 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 catalogs 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). Recently, Christy was selected as one of 12 international composers to participate in the renowned ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, an experience she’s greatly looking forward to starting summer 2019!

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 husband, children and family, reading voraciously, and thinking way too much about the Fermi Paradox.

Learn more at www.christycarew.com

2019 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop