Our Mission Statement
Serving and enriching Seattle-based communities for whom composition is at the center of their craft.
- To bring Seattle composers together in a non-competitive atmosphere to share ideas, disseminate pertinent information, and attract guest speakers of interest to the group.
- Publicize the organization through concerts, sponsorship by other professional organizations in an effort to promote the SCA and the Seattle composers’ community as a whole.
- Expand our organization so that it includes a large enough membership to support small functions and attract the attention of larger national organizations.
Masha Lepire is an award winning composer, sound designer, guitarist, and conductor. She began her video game music career by founding the Video Game Orchestra and Choir at UCLA when she was a classical guitar performance major. Masha now founded and runs the Seattle Video Game Orchestra and Choir in addition to performing and composing for video games and other forms of visual media. She also participates as an arranger, producer, and musician of the Materia Collective music label and the folk group The Travelers VGM. Masha is also a board member and advocate for the The Audio Mentoring Project. She also founded and currently manages the Women in Audio slack community and has participated as a panelist at GeekGirlCon and MagFest.
OFFICERS OF THE BOARD
The SCA board members are all accomplished composers and music industry professionals living and working in the Puget Sound area.
Soren Laulainen is an award winning composer, orchestrator and electronic music producer. He began his music career in college, scoring narrative short films for fellow students, and technical videos for Boeing. He graduated valedictorian from Cogswell Polytechnical College with a B.A. in Digital Motion Picture.
Currently, he is working with indie studio SPITE HOUSE to create all the sound and music for the video game TRUNDL.buddy and the Ghostly Wi-Filactery, whose prototype reached the top 50 (out of 3,000) in "Most Fun To Play" in the Ludum Dare online game jam.
He also loves tacos.
Susan Maughlin Wood
Amy Denio serves as Vice President on the Board of the Seattle Composers Alliance.
An award-winning composer and producer, she was inducted into the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame in March, 2015. She is a multi-instrumentalist who sings four octaves, and has produced over 50 recordings solo and in collaboration with artists worldwide.
She started her record label Spoot Music in 1990.
Denio composes for modern dance, film and theater. Her composition ‘Dishwasher’ was included in the Venice Biennale in 1993. Her interactive public Sonic Bench is now displayed permanently at the Vashon Island WA Parks Department Office. Her music has been heard at Carnegie Hall, Brooklyn Academy of Music, REDCAT in LA, and by 25,000 people at a festival in Bursa Turkey in September, 2016.
Since 1990, she has gone on 100 concert tours. She co-founded Tone Dogs, The Entropics, her all-women sax quartet The Tiptons (1988-present) and joined Kultur Shock in 1999.
Denio has played concerts and taught musical workshops at festivals, clubs, prisons, churches, sanctuaries, subways, universities, squats and abandoned buildings perched on 6 continents.
Brendon Williams is a composer and orchestrator for video games, film, and interactive media, with credits and clients including Call of Duty: WWII, Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire, National Geographic Explorer, The Atlanta Falcons, and The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).
After graduating from Cornish College of the Arts with a Bachelor’s of Music in Composition in 2012, Brendon went on to study at the Seattle Film Institute with two-time Emmy Award winning composer Hummie Mann, receiving his Master’s of Music in film scoring in 2014.
Brendon has also received critical acclaim across the world with his progressive metal band A Sense of Gravity for their albums Travail and Atrament, for which he was a composer, guitarist, producer, and engineer.
WEB AND SOCIAL MEDIA MAVEN
- Librarian: Alex Heck
- Photographer: Joyce Oh