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Shelbie Rassler

Shelbie Rassler

Biography

Shelbie Rassler rose to national and global acclaim for her compositions and viral social impact music videos surrounding the coronavirus pandemic. Following her viral production of Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “What the World Needs Now,” Shelbie was presented with a CBS Sunday Morning Award, and the video was featured with a discussion between Shelbie and Mr. Bacharach on CNN’s “The Fourth in America” Primetime Special. Shelbie has since been interviewed on The Today Show, Good Morning America, Forbes, NPR, and dozens of other media outlets. She then produced a string of virtual performances, many of which were fundraisers for organizations such as the NAACP, Americans for the Arts, several Covid Relief Funds and Stacey Abrams’ “Rock the Runoff Concert,” which resulted in a $1.2 million donation and featured artists such as Justin Timberlake and John Legend. Shelbie has recently written new works, arrangements and orchestrations for notable performers such as Yo-Yo Ma, Anthony McGill, Lara Downes, Brad Balliett of Decoda (Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble-in-Residence), the New World Symphony Orchestra, members of the United Nations Chamber Music Society, as well as several SONY Records and RCA Records artists. Shelbie currently works with Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley on their hit show, Stars in the House, collaborating with Broadway stars and raising over $1 million for The Actors’ Fund. Most notably, she acted in a key role on the music production team of the Emmy-nominated “Seasons of Love/Let the Sunshine In” Broadway Performance at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration, alongside artists such as Katy Perry and Demi Lovato. Her production of “Georgia On My Mind,” featuring countless Tony Award-Winning Broadway performers, is actively distributed by Broadway Records and has landed on the Billboard charts.

Shelbie has been nominated for an American Academy of Arts and Letters Composer Award and was named the Boston Conservatory’s Presser Scholar. As a film composer, Shelbie has worked on the music production team of various Netflix shows and has written the score for a Lexus commercial and documentary, various HBO Max ads, several theme songs and jingles for renowned social media influencers, and many short films, including Titan, which is currently streaming on Amazon Prime and is a CMF Cannes Film Festival Official Selection. As a motivational speaker, Shelbie served as one of the 19 Featured Speakers at the 2021 Imagine Solutions Conference, alongside individuals such as Robert Langer (co-founder of Moderna) and Cecilia Conrad (CEO of Lever for Change) and has spoken at countless conferences and on dozens of panels. She has given masterclasses and held residencies at various institutions, including The Juilliard School, Emerson College, University of Colorado, University of Kansas, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Berklee College of Music. Shelbie graduated summa cum laude from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee in 2020, where she studied with Jonathan Bailey Holland, and is currently pursuing a Masters in Music Composition at The Juilliard School, studying with Pulitzer Prize winner John Corigliano.

Professional Experience

  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Boston/New England

Hireable as

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Music Assistant
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Dance Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Copyist
  • Music Transcriber
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Home Studio Whiz

My Instruments

  • Clarinet
  • Drums
  • Flute
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Saxophone
  • Synth - keyboards

Software

  • Dorico
  • Finale
  • Logic
  • MainStage
  • Pro-Tools
  • Sibelius
  • QLab

Affiliations

  • BMI

Pronouns

  • She/Her