Cara Clay is a classically trained composer and pianist specializing in composition for film, television, and other visual media. After receiving her Bachelor's degree in Music Composition from The University of Arizona, Cara moved to Valencia, Spain to pursue a Master's in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games from Berklee College of Music.
Upon completing her Master's, Cara relocated to the Los Angeles area to be closer to the epicenter of the entertainment industry. Cara began her career as an orchestral composer, but has broadened her expertise to include not only orchestral scoring, but sound design, music for trailers, soundscapes, and electronic music.
Cara is currently working as a freelance composer and as assistant to composer Jeff Russo. Her most recent credits include Fargo, Power, Manhattan, Tut, and CSI: Cyber.
Name: Cara Clay
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Cara Clay - Composer
Occupation: Music Composer
Television by Matt Nix (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Music department John Ellison, a disillusioned suburban ER doctor, finds his existence transformed when he intervenes in a drive-by shooting, saving a young boy's life and killing one of his attackers. When he learns the boy is still marked for death, he finds himself compelled to save him at any cost and discovers that his life and his outlook on medicine may never be the same. Written by USA Networks
Television (Biography, Drama and History) Music department "Tut" reveals, for the first time on television, the story of the Egyptian Pharaoh, one of the most renowned leaders in human history. This ambitious special-event series tells the story of Tut's rise to power and his struggle to lead Egypt to glory, while his closest advisors, friends and lovers scheme for their own nefarious interests. "Tut" opens up a fascinating window into a world filled with heart-breaking romance, epic battles, political backstabbing, conspiracy, jealousy, and even murder - proving his world was not far removed from our own - and that his reign as the youngest Egyptian king played out as a real-life drama for the ages. Written by D. Schwarz
Television by Carlton Cuse (Drama and Horror) Music department Focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, having not aged and unaware of their own fatality. As they attempt to resume their lives, strange phenomena and gruesome murders begin to occur. Written by Futon Critic
Television by Sam Shaw (Drama) Music department Set against the backdrop of the greatest clandestine race against time in the history of science with the mission to build the world's first atomic bomb in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Flawed scientists and their families attempt to co-exist in a world where secrets and lies infiltrate every aspect of their lives. Written by Futon Critic
Television (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Music department The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer Lou Solverson, recently back from Vietnam, investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. Helping him piece things together is his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson. The investigation will lead them to a colorful cast of characters that includes Karl Weathers, the town lawyer of Luverne, Minnesota. A Korean War vet, Karl is a flowery drunk blessed with the gift of gab and the eloquence of a true con artist. Joe Bulo, the front man for the northern expansion of a Kansas City crime syndicate. The new face of corporate crime, Joe's bringing a Walmart mentality to small town America. His number two is Mike Milligan. Part enforcer, part detective, Mike is always smiling - but the joke is usually on you. Bulo and his crew have their sights set on the Gerhardt crime family in Fargo, currently led by ... Written by FX Networks
Television by Anthony E. Zuiker (Crime, Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Music department Special agent Avery Ryan works to solve crimes as a CyberPsychologist for the FBI.
Television by Courtney Kemp Agboh (Crime and Drama) Music department "Power" tells the story of James "Ghost" St. Patrick, a wealthy New York City nightclub owner who caters to the city's elite. He wants to build an empire, turn the club into a Fortune 500 business, but there's just one problem: Ghost is living a double life. When he is not in the club, he is the kingpin of the most lucrative drug network in New York for a very high-level clientele. His marriage, family and business all become unknowingly threatened as he is tempted to leave his criminal life behind and become the rags-to-riches businessman he wants to be most of all. Written by Jiilo_Kim
Berklee College of Music
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)