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Sila Shaman

Sila Shaman

Biography

Sila Shaman is a composer and pianist whose work spans a variety of genres including music for film and TV, theater, dance, jazz, concert and experimental music. Her recent score for the documentary Sisters in Freedom received two 2019 Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards for Musical Composition and Audio.

An alumnus of the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop and BMI Composing for the Screen Mentorship Program, her screen and stage credits include music for the play Terrotica, by Brad Krumholz; scores for Catskill Chainsaw Redemption, a short film by J.R. Havlan of “The Daily Show with John Stewart”; the documentary First American Art; the musical satire Spin, with book and lyrics by John Frohnmayer, featuring David Ogden Stiers; the documentary 9/11:10 Years Later for History Channel; the short film, A Character Story, by cartoonist Liana Finck; the musical Brindlebeast, with book and lyrics by Anita Riggio; and TV pilot Perception by PJ Posner. As a jazz pianist and composer she has released several albums on SteepleChase Records, Louie Records and her own label. Her debut jazz album, A New Abode, was an album of the week pick by NPR.

Originally from Turkey she currently lives and works in NYC.

Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Expertise

  • Theatrical Composer (Music only)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
  • Songwriter
  • Orchestrator
  • Vocal Arranger
  • Incidental Music Composer/Arranger
  • Music Transcriber
  • Sound Designer/Composer
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Recording Studio Engineer
  • Home Studio Whiz

Instruments

  • Piano

Software

  • Finale
  • Logic
  • MainStage

Affiliations

  • BMI

Pronouns

  • She/Her