What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia, Choir, Small Ensemble, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
I love writing for horror, comedies and dram. Docs are also welcome.
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Los Angeles, CA
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
Dara Taylor is an HMMA-Nominated composer for film and multimedia base in Los Angeles. She has composed music for a wide variety of genres from Indie comedies, dramas, and thrillers, to the Lifetime reality series Child Genius, and have also worked in the music department for large studio productions like The Wedding Ringer, Horrible Bosses 2, Ride Along 2 and ABC's Agent Carter and Galavant.
Dara, born in Poughkeepsie, NY and raised in Lockport, NY, spent most of her formative years in gospel church choirs as well as school choruses, bands, and musicals. Primarily a vocalist, she studied classical voice as a Mezzo-Soprano under Judith Kellock at Cornell University. Throughout college Dara became increasingly drawn towards composition and studied independently with Zachary Wadsworth, then Steven Stucky. After graduating cum laude in Music and Psychology from Cornell, Dara went on to study Film Music Composition under Mark Suozzo at New York University where she received a Masters of Music.
In 2015, she was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for her score on the film Undetectable.
Dara currently lives in Los Angeles, CA working on multiple independent projects and is highly active in the composing community, doing work for the Society of Composers and Lyricists and Christopher Lennertz.