Kathryn Bostic

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Composer and artist Kathryn Bostic is known for her work on award-winning films, TV and live theater.

A recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the prestigious Sundance Institute Time Warner Fellowship, Sundance Fellowship for Feature Film Scoring, Sundance/ Skywalker Documentary Film Scoring, BMI Conducting Fellowship, and Best Music in Film by the African American Film Critics Association.

In 2016, she became the first female African-American score composer in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. She is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Bostic has written for Broadway and collaborated with award winning playwright August Wilson. She scored the PBS American Masters program, August Wilson – The Ground on Which I Stand. This inspired her to write “The August Wilson Symphony”, with its world premiere in January 2018 by the Grammy Award winning Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

As a vocalist, Bostic has toured and recorded with many renowned artists including Ryuchi Sakamoto, Nas and David Byrne. Bostic is CEO of Blue Mandala Music and Vice President of The Alliance for Women Film Composers.