Nan Avant

Nan Avant

Music Composer, Producer and Other

Seattle, Washington

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August 2011
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About Nan

Hello! This is a brief background on my work as a composer. My website, www.nanavant.com has a complete bio, samples and updates. Beginnings
Music has had a presence throughout my life. I began studying piano at an early age and started composing in high school. My earliest compositions were in various styles and created as solo piano works. I continued my education in music and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Piano Performance from California Institute of the Arts. Later I studied film scoring at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program under the direction of two-time Emmy winner, Hummie Mann.
Experience in Film Scoring
I have collaborated with directors from San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and New York and I have scored numerous short films, documentaries, and the award winning feature length sci-fi thriller Unremembered directed by Greg Kerr. My collaborative work with Virginia Bogert and Women in Film-Seattle on The Moyer Foundation's Camp Erin PSA has aired on Network and Cable TV. I have been honored in receiving both Silver and Gold Medals for Excellence in Music for several short films and a feature film from the Park City Film Music Festivals from 2009-2011.In August 2011 I joined a Game Developer Team from Atlanta, GA, Asgard Studios. We are currently working on a new launch of our game, Wizards Castle HD which will be out in early 2012.www.asgardstudios.com. I am also part of the production team of Full Brain Films with Greg Kerr in Portland Oregon: www.fullbrainfilms.com
I am married and my husband plays guitar and bagpipes and we have a couple of great pets, Ming ming and Grand Coulee Esplanade, we call him Coulee.
Affiliations and Publications
I contribute articles to an online film composer’s forum from Los Angeles, ScoreCast Online www.scorecastonline.com and No Strings Attached E-News www.nostringsattachedenews.com an entertainment online magazine based in Chicago.
Affiliations: ASCAP, Women in Film -Seattle, New York Women in Film and Television, Film Independent Los Angeles, IFP Seattle. I am a member and have served on the board of the Seattle Composers Alliance.

www.nanavant.com
206 . 276 . 9732
njavant@gmail.com

Videos

Credits

  • Three Actresses Walk Into A Bathroom: www.threeactresses.com

    Three Actresses Walk Into A Bathroom: www.threeactresses.com (2011)
    Film (short) by Jade Justad Composer

  • Three Mothers

    Three Mothers (2011)
    Film (short) by Ian Stone Composer

  • Remember Me.

    Remember Me. (2010)
    Film (short) by Ian Stone Composer

  • Maria in the Kitchen; www.mariainthekitchenmovie.com

    Maria in the Kitchen; www.mariainthekitchenmovie.com (2010)
    Film (short) by Nik Perleros and Laurel Minter Composer

  • Unremembered: www.unrememberedmovie.com

    Unremembered: www.unrememberedmovie.com (2009)
    Film by Greg Kerr Productions: Greg Kerr Composer

  • Alistair MacLean: Y'did Nefesh www.alistairmacleanmovie.com

    Alistair MacLean: Y'did Nefesh www.alistairmacleanmovie.com (2009)
    Film (short) by Andy Spletzer Composer: Original Score

Awards

  • Park City Film Music Festival: Gold Medal for Excellence in Music for a Short Film: Three Actresses Walk Into A Bathroom
    (2011)

  • Park City Film Music Festival: Gold Medal for Excellence in Music for a Short Film:Three Mothers
    (2011)

  • Accolade Award of Merit 2010 for Original Score in Unremembered
    (2010)

  • Park City Film Music Festival: Sliver Medal for Excellence Best Impact of Music in a short film: Remember Me.
    (2010)

  • Park City Film Music Festival: Directors Choice Silver Medal for Excellence in a Feature Film: Unremembered
    (2010)

  • Park City Film Music Festival: Jury's Choice Sliver Medal for Excellence Best Impact of Music in a short film: Maria in the Kitchen
    (2010)

  • Park City Film Music Festival: Sliver Medal for Excellence Best Impact of Music in a short film: Alistair MacLean: Y'did Niefesh
    (2009)

Education

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