Composer - Conductor - ORCHESTRATOR
Drew Mikuska is a film composer living and working in Los Angeles, California. He recently completed a Masters of Music in Screen Scoring in the Spring of 2017 at the University of Southern California's Thornton School of Music after finishing a Bachelors of Music in Composition at USC in 2016. Mikuska just finished participating in the 2018 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive under the mentorship of Conrad Pope, William Ross and Angel Velez. He is presently collaborating with composer Anton Sanko as an orchestrator & arranger on Sanko's current feature project. Last summer, Mikuska participated in the 2017 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis and was recently recognized with the ASCAP Foundation Michelle and Dean Kay Award for his participation in this program. He also participated in the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in the summer of 2016. During his time at USC, he was awarded the ASCAP Betty Rose Award & Scholarship, which is presented each year to an "outstanding, promising composer participating in The ASCAP Foundation Composer-in-Residence Program at the University of Southern California." When he isn't collaborating on original scores with young filmmakers in the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Mikuska also completes additional programming, score preparation and ProTools work for a variety of film composers in the greater Los Angeles area. He has acted as a scoring arranger and assistant for composers Layla Minoui and Patrick Kirst on various projects since graduation. He has also had the privilege of interning for several outstanding film composers, including Joe Trapanese, Gabriel Mann, Peter Golub, and at Remote Control Productions. For a more detailed bio, click here. To listen to more original music in addition to the highlights below, click here.