Christy Carew is a Canadian-American composer of music for film, TV, advertising, multimedia and the concert world. She knew she wanted to be a film music composer at the age of 6 after seeing “Star Wars” for the first time, telling her parents, “I want to make music like that!” while racing around the house conducting and singing.
Christy has thoroughly been enjoying living a life full of music ever since. She loves to score all genres of film and has worked in horror, comedy, action and drama, 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.
This year, Christy was absolutely thrilled to be selected as one of 8 composer fellows to participate in the highly competitive Sundance Institute Film Music and Sound Design Lab, taking place in summer 2018 at Skywalker Sound. She is incredibly grateful to Sundance & BMI for this fantastic opportunity.
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 libraries 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.) Christy has a true passion for collaboration and serving the project, in whatever medium she’s working in.
She is active in the media composing community, as Membership Coordinator for The Alliance for Women Film Composers, and a member of the TV Academy Music Peer Group. As a concert composer, Christy was a semi-finalist in 2013 for the Sorel Medallion Choral Composition Contest, and has had her work premiered by the Reno Pops Orchestra.
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 and beautiful children, reading sci-fi & fantasy novels voraciously, dreaming of New Orleans, and thinking way too much about the Fermi Paradox.