Katy Jarzebowski is a composer, Sundance Fellow and lifelong cinephile who scores music for film, concert, and multimedia. Combining old world influences with new world sounds, Katy's work balances a strong background in string and orchestral writing with intimate elements of sound design, electronics, and unexpected instrumentations.
Recently, Katy scored Lara Gallagher’s CLEMENTINE, which premiered at Tribeca to many positive reviews regarding the unexpected and fresh nature of the score. The special collaboration gave her an opportunity to push the edges of her musical vision and weave elements of sound design and extended instrumental techniques into lyrical melodies, at times haunting and sensual, at others threateningly percussive and aggressive.
Currently, she is scoring BLINDFIRE (dir. Mike Nell) and the documentary ALL RISE (dir. Chris Chambers). Her credits include the Jon Stewart-produced film AFTER SPRING, which premiered at Tribeca and aired on STARZ, as well as the documentary NOTHING IS TRUER THAN TRUTH, featuring Oscar-winner Mark Rylance. She collaborated with screenwriter Nicole Perlman (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, CAPTAIN MARVEL) on her directorial debut, THE SLOWS, as well as UNDO for Huluween 2019. Katy recently scored the feature film LIFE LIKE Like, starring James D'Arcy and Addison Timlin.
Katy's music appeared in the short film KRISTA, premiering at SXSW in 2018, and her collaboration with actress-filmmaker Clea DuVall for the Sundance TV-commissioned featurette TASTE screened at Sundance in 2017. The Hollywood Reporter regarded her work in ARAM, ARAM, citing "The score by Katy Jarzebowski gives the film an electric charge." Additionally, her commercial work includes the recent Nike EQUALITY campaign featuring Lebron James.
In 2014, Katy was a composer fellow at the Sundance Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Ranch and was named one of ASCAP's 'Top Composers To Watch.'
Katy graduated from Yale University and recently completed her Masters in Music at NYU. Her acknowledgements include the Elmer Bernstein Award, ASCAP Film Scoring Fellowship for Study Abroad, Sorel Scholarship for Women in Film Scoring, BackStory Group Fellowship in Israel, and Kosciuszko Foundation Fellowship for Graduate Studies.
In 2017, Katy co-authored a chapter in 'Contemporary Film Music' (Palgrave-Macmillan) with her Sundance mentor, Peter Golub. She has studied abroad in Paris with Martin Matalon (IRCAM) and won a fellowship to research the work of Nino Rota and Ennio Morricone in Florence, Italy.
Katy is forever grateful to her parents for being unapologetically militant cinephiles and her grandparents for sharing their love of music.