Shoshana Yavneh Shattenkirk
Shoshana Shattenkirk is a composer for musical theatre based in New York City. A former stock analyst, her music has been performed at venues including Lincoln Center, The BMI Music Theatre Workshop, The Dramatists Guild Foundation, The US Mint, The University of South Florida, Maison in New Orleans, The St Cecilia Music Society, Interlochen, and Loyola University New Orleans. Born into a family of professional and amateur musicians, she studied piano from age 4, as well as harp, viola, and steel drums as a child. Her first music composition, written at age 6, placed third in the Florida Reflections Competition. By age 10, she had given hundreds of recitals and placed in or won several concerto competitions. Shoshana attended Interlochen Arts Camp and is also an accomplished dancer and singer. She "rebelled" against her artistic upbringing during her teens and college years, only minoring in music (BA in Latin American Studies from Loyola University New Orleans), and after graduation began a career as a stock analyst in New York. Since her realization in late 2017 that music was her calling, she has been commissioned to write for musical theatre, commercial, and film projects. Shoshana has been collaborating with Stygian Hour Productions since April 2018, and is the composer of Fear of Dancing. She is also in her second year of the BMI Lehman Engel workshop, a program widely regarded as the the premier training ground for Musical Theatre songwriters.
Shoshana's additional original musicals in development include Lady: The Clara Schumann Story, Eyes Wide Open (with Emily Moore) and others. Shoshana is also a member of Maestra and Statera.
- NYC/Tri-State Area
- Theatrical Composer (Music only)
- THE DRAMATISTS GUILD