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Mara Keen

Mara Keen

She/Her

Biography

Mara Keen is a composer, pianist, and orchestrator. Her most notable work is Netflix’s Princess Power. In 2019, she earned a B.M. from George Mason University in Classical Composition. In 2022, she earned a M.M. from SUNY Purchase in Studio Composition where she was selected as a SUNY Thayer Fellowship Winner. Mara has assisted Emmy winning composer JP Rende, interned with New York Women in Film and Television, and is an active member of Maestra, The Society of Composers and Lyricists, The Alliance for Women Film Composers, and The Post New York Alliance. In 2023, she was selected to participate in the MUSE/Maestra Music Assistant Experience and studied under several Broadway Music Directors including Geoffrey Ko (The Notebook). In addition, Mara was selected for the 2023-2024 Maestra Mentorship Program, studying under Janna Graham (Mean Girls 2024). Most recently, she finished sound design and sound mixing for Emmy winning producer Annetta Marion and writer Gabrielle Fox’s upcoming film, Welcome to Theatre, and was accepted into the Recording Academy’s GRAMMY U program.

Professional Experience

  • TV/Film
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • LA/Southern California

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
  • Music Assistant
  • Orchestrator
  • Music Copyist
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist

Primary Instruments

  • Electronic/Computer Music
  • Piano

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius

Additional Skills

  • Film Scoring

Affiliations

  • BMI