Sandra Schnieders is a composer, orchestrator, and sound designer for film and video games in Los Angeles.  For more music and recent news, check out her Listen & Watch pages or follow her on Facebook.

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While 2016 has certainly been challenging in some ways, it’s been a great year professionally, and I am amazed and grateful for the opportunities that have come my way this year. Some highlights for me:

-Finding Dory and Passengers for Thomas Newman (part of the music prep team at the sessions)
-Ice Age: Collision Course and Pete’s Dragon for lead orchestrator Kevin Kaska (music prep/orchestration assistant)
-A really cool upcoming suite by Charles Bernstein, known for his Nightmare On Elm Street score (midi clean-up)
-Orchestration work on several small projects (which I LOVE and hope to do more of in the future)
-Choir recording session at Sonic Fuel for a mix of personal and professional projects (look for those tracks in early 2017)
-Orchestra recording session with the F.A.M.E. Macedonia Orchestra for some personal demo and trailer tracks (to be posted early 2017)
-Selected to be a member of the nomination committee for the 2016 Game Audio Network Guild Awards individual categories
-Finished our new home tracking (recording) room

And most importantly to me, reconnected with old friends and made new ones at the Game Developers Conference, GameSoundCon, Indiecade and the L.A. Film and Television Meetup group. The people in this field are just awesome.

2017 is looking great already as well; I’m hoping to post some cool new tracks and a VERY cool announcement for an exciting project in early 2017.

I am eternally grateful for this life, and humbled that I have the opportunity to do something I love that challenges me every day to grow as a composer, as a musician, and as a person.

My heartfelt wish for you as we start a new year: May you find a light in the darkest of times, and be a light to others during your best. May you find continued success, exciting projects, and fun adventures in every area of your life in 2017.

Here’s to a new year and new adventures. Onward and upward.

Warmly, Sandy
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While 2016 has certainly been challenging in some ways, it’s been a great year professionally, and I am amazed and grateful for the opportunities that have come my way this year.  Some highlights for me:

-Finding Dory and Passengers for Thomas Newman (part of the music prep team at the sessions)
-Ice Age: Collision Course and Pete’s Dragon for lead orchestrator Kevin Kaska (music prep/orchestration assistant)
-A really cool upcoming suite by Charles Bernstein, known for his Nightmare On Elm Street score (midi clean-up)
-Orchestration work on several small projects (which I LOVE and hope to do more of in the future)
-Choir recording session at Sonic Fuel for a mix of personal and professional projects (look for those tracks in early 2017)
-Orchestra recording session with the F.A.M.E. Macedonia Orchestra for some personal demo and trailer tracks (to be posted early 2017)
-Selected to be a member of the nomination committee for the 2016 Game Audio Network Guild Awards individual categories 
-Finished our new home tracking (recording) room

 And most importantly to me, reconnected with old friends and made new ones at the Game Developers Conference, GameSoundCon, Indiecade and the L.A. Film and Television Meetup group.  The people in this field are just awesome.

2017 is looking great already as well; I’m hoping to post some cool new tracks and a VERY cool announcement for an exciting project in early 2017.

I am eternally grateful for this life, and humbled that I have the opportunity to do something I love that challenges me every day to grow as a composer, as a musician, and as a person.

My heartfelt wish for you as we start a new year: May you find a light in the darkest of times, and be a light to others during your best.  May you find continued success, exciting projects, and fun adventures in every area of your life in 2017.

Here’s to a new year and new adventures. Onward and upward.

Warmly, Sandy

Sandra Schnieders is at 20Th Century Fox Newman Scoring Stage.

Had the privilege to work on a Thomas Newman recording session for Passengers on Sunday. Incredible music; this movie is going to be amazing.
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Had the privilege to work on a Thomas Newman recording session for Passengers on Sunday. Incredible music; this movie is going to be amazing.