Samantha Owens is a film/TV/game composer based in Los Angeles, California. In addition to composing for film, she is trained in music production and editing, and currently works in production at a music publishing and sync company. Samantha has a Masters degree in Scoring for Film and Multimedia from New York University, where she was the recipient of the Excellence in Graduate Music Composition and Film Music Award and a winner of the 2018 NYU Film Scoring Competition. At NYU she studied with Film/TV composers Irwin Fisch and Mark Suozzo, and Video Game composer Tom Salta. Samantha also has a Bachelor of Arts in Music - Film Scoring from the University of Texas at Austin.
Samantha is well versed in both hybrid and orchestral scoring, and loves implementing sound design techniques and audio manipulation into her scores. Her orchestral style stems from her training in classical and contemporary compositional styles, and her first-hand study of Celtic and Nordic folk music. She has spent the majority of her life immersing herself in foreign traditional music and culture, and has lived in numerous countries including Germany, Denmark, Switzerland, Korea, Spain, UK, and France. Samantha crafts her compositional style from a blend of all of her influences, focusing heavily on Neoclassical, Romantic, and Celtic/Nordic folk styles. She enjoys making melodic use of underutilized instruments, and often integrates instrumentation from a wide variety of cultures, forging varied hybrids of traditional styles.