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 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.

Sandra Schnieders added 4 new photos.

I can't believe it's fall already. Spring and summer were wonderful; I had a chance to work as an orchestration assistant for the illustrious Kevin Kaska (lead orchestrator for John Debney) on Pete's Dragon, Ice Age 5, and other music for a recording with the Royal Scottish Orchestra, and finally managed to complete my new home recording room! We've been taking our good ol' time getting it done (2 yrs!), and while it still needs some acoustic absorption, it's finally usable.

I just got back from an AMAZING time at the GameSoundCon and American Engineering Society conventions. The warmth and talent of the people in the video game community never ceases to amaze me, and it was wonderful to connect with friends old and new. Working now on some personal projects for full orchestra and choir that I hope to record this winter. Life is good. 🙂
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I cant believe its fall already.  Spring and summer were wonderful; I had a chance to work as an orchestration assistant for the illustrious Kevin Kaska (lead orchestrator for John Debney) on Petes Dragon, Ice Age 5, and other music for a recording with the Royal Scottish Orchestra, and finally managed to complete my new home recording room! Weve been taking our good ol time getting it done (2 yrs!), and while it still needs some acoustic absorption, its finally usable. 

I just got back from an AMAZING time at the GameSoundCon and American Engineering Society conventions. The warmth and talent of the people in the video game community never ceases to amaze me, and it was wonderful to connect with friends old and new.  Working now on some personal projects for full orchestra and choir that I hope to record this winter.  Life is good. :-)

Sandra Schnieders shared Alliance for Women Film Composers's event.

In a majority of my film scoring classes, I was the only woman. When I was studying my way through two college music degrees, I could count on one hand the times we covered the music of any female composer in six years.

This is why I am so excited to hear the music of my mentors and friends this Friday-- those who have served as inspirations to us women composers in taking the road less traveled. If you're in Los Angeles this Friday, come hear some great new music at this free concert--and watch the tide of musical history begin to turn.
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The Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live

The Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live

August 19, 2016, 8:00pm

Grand Performances

This landmark event showcases extraordinary female composers of film, television and video games. The concert will celebrate powerful music, promote greater visibility for women artists and take audie...

The Women Who Score: Soundtracks Live