Dara Taylor

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Dara Taylor is a Sundance Institute alumna and HMMA-Nominated composer for film and television based in Los Angeles.

She has composed music for a wide of Independent dramas, comedies, and thrillers and has contributed additional music and score production for large studio productions like A Bad Mom’s Christmas, Sausage Party, Netflix’s Lost in Space, the CW’s Supernatural, ABC’s Agent Carter, and more.

Beginning as a vocalist, she studied classical voice as a Mezzo-Soprano under Judith Kellock at Cornell University. There she also studied composition independently with Zachary Wadsworth and Pulitzer Prize winner, Steven Stucky. After graduating cum laude in Music and Psychology from Cornell in 2009, Dara went on to study Film Music Composition at New York University and received a Masters of Music in 2011. In 2015, Dara was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for her score on the film Undetectable. In 2016, she was asked to take part in Women in Film’s Women Composers in Media concert. In 2018, Dara was chosen as a fellow for the Sundance Institute Composers Lab.

Dara currently lives in Los Angeles, CA working on studio and independent projects and is highly active in the composing community.