Rebecca Nisco is an American composer currently based in San Francisco, California. At the core of all her work, whether for stage or screen, is a love of storytelling and collaboration. Selected composition credits include original scores for the multi-award winning independent shorts “The Pigeon of Waterloo”, “Outside Chance”, and “Hit and Run”, as well as music for the show “Art of Sin” in collaboration with Thistle Dance Company, an immersive dance experience that explores the 7 deadly sins and spans the three floors of the Jefferson Market New York Public Library. Her music has been performed and recorded internationally at venues such as The Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Air-Edel Studios and with ensembles such as the Baltimore Choral Arts Society where she received the singers choice award for her choral piece “Ave Maria.” She is also a recipient of the CT Artists Respond grant that supported her multidisciplinary project “Hit the Sky” set to premiere Fall 2023.
Cowritten with Lindsay Kennedy, her new, in-progress musical "Like Cinders" was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill Musical Theatre Conference. The pair’s first musical "Our Man Harry" was performed in concert in 2019 by CenterStage Theatre Company in Washington, D.C; the song “I Can Do it On My Own” was later selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival.
Rebecca holds a Master of Music in Composition for Screen awarded with Distinction from Royal College of Music in London and a Bachelors of Music in Composition from the Rome School of Music, Drama & Art.
- Community Theatre
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Master’s Degree
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- San Francisco/Northern California
- Theatrical Composer (Music and Lyrics)
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- Music Director/Conductor (Baton)
- Music Assistant
- Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
- Film Scoring