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Native Texan, Chanda Dancy, started composing orchestral works at the age of 12. She has been described as a “phenomenal composer” (Ted Chung, Zacuto: Featured Filmmakers) and “quickly gaining recognition as a foremost black American contemporary composer.” (Anthony Parnther, Conductor, San Bernardino Symphony). Her works are described as “emotionally penetrating” (John Malveaux, Africlassical.com) and “rich” (George Heymont, Huffington Post ).
An alumnus of the USC Film Scoring Program, and the Sundance Composers Lab, Chanda is both an accomplished film and television composer with over 18 years of experience and an emerging classical concert composer. Arts Boston named her one of “10 Contemporary Black Composers You Should Know”. She is known for her work on the Sundance award winning documentary “Aftershock” (Disney/Onyx Collective), and the hit Netflix TV Original “The Defeated” starring Taylor Kitsch (Friday Night Lights). She is also known for her work with the hugely popular Youtube filmmaking group, Wong Fu Productions, on their debut feature “Everything Before Us”, starring Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat, Always Be My Maybe).
Devotion - dir. JD Dillard, Sony Pictures, Black Label Media
Aftershock - dir. Paula Eiselt and Tonya Lewis Lee, Disney/Onyx Collective
Sundance Institute - Time Warner Foundation Fellowship 2014
Sundance Composers Lab 2009
Kevin Korn, Like Minded Management