Sarah Van Sciver
Sarah Van Sciver

Sarah Van Sciver

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Introduction: I'm professional composer, arranger, singer, pianist, ukulele player, and harpist – writing for film and theatre and as a singer-songwriter. Wearing many hats in the creative world, I'm also an avid educator, recording engineer, conductor, musical director, orchestrator, sound designer, chorister, video editor… a creative chameleon who would love to collaborate on whatever artistic concoction you’ve got cooking. A recent graduate of the Performer-Composer MFA program at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), I received her B.A. in Music at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) as well as a Professional Certificate in General Music Studies from Berklee. Compelling storytelling is at the core of my music-making. Writing for film and TV, theatre, dance, concert music, songwriting, or collaborating on studio projects, I always strive to make music that keeps playing in your head. Teaching music skills is great fun since exploring the theory, history, mechanics, writing, and performance of music boosts not only creative potential but also confidence. I've got an excellent ear for music, covering and composing music in any style, performing for any occasion.I not only play piano, harp, and and sing but also run a choir and know many extremely reliable, talented, lovely players with whom to work if you want to add them into the mix. I enjoy making music commercially and creatively, teaching how to make art and make a living, coaching how to feel good and sound good making music.

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Diana C.
Aug 6, 2016
"Sarah is an amazing performer, composer, arranger, educator, and all around musician. Not only is she extremely professional, but she is incredibly talented in many different fields. Sarah founded and is director of the current a cappella group at California Institute of the Arts, The Wild Beats, which I had the pleasure of being a part of. In addition to that, she recently helped me with orchestrating/arranging and was musical director for an original musical of mine. She was incredible in all of those roles. Sarah not only is an amazing collaborator and educator, but she also composes truly original and touching music that is memorable. Her sense of emotional connection permeates all of her work. On top of all of that, she is an awesome performer. She is such a talented vocalist, pianist, and harpist. She recently completed a massive graduation recital, which had many moving parts. Not only did she perform beautifully, she was cool under pressure. I have had the privilege of working with her and I could not recommend her more highly. She always gives 1000% on whatever she is doing and treats everyone with the respect they deserve. She is dedicated, kind, talented, professional, intelligent, and I am absolutely honored to call her my colleague. "
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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    "Any way you want it, that's the way you need it." -Journey In all seriousness, it's about clear, consistent communication from the get-go, making sure I exceed your expectations with attention to every detail and nuance you seek whether in a performance, compositional, production, or teaching role. Venue/repertoire/vibe (gigs) | producer role/goals/aesthetic (studio projects) | story/style/ensemble (film/tv/theatre/dance/composition) | budget our time and your money to your specifications | make great music happen.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    M.F.A. Performer-Compsoer, California Institute of the Arts '16 Professional Certificate in General Music Studies, Berklee College of Music '14 B.A. Music, University of Pennsylvania '14

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    Music has been a central part of my life since I was a kid, and I am extremely happy and lucky to make art and make a living and to have studied and created music for so many people on such a wide variety of projects.

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