Composer - Conductor - ORCHESTRATOR
Drew Mikuska is a film composer living and working in Los Angeles, California. He 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. He recently finished collaborating with composer Anton Sanko this spring as orchestrator & arranger on Sanko's most recent feature film project. In January, Mikuska completed a fellowship in the 2018 Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive under the mentorship of Conrad Pope, William Ross and Angel Velez. 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 involvement in this program. He also took part 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 filmmakers in Los Angeles and at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, Mikuska also completes additional programming, score preparation and arranging work for a variety of film composers in the greater Los Angeles area. Currently, he is assisting & arranging for composers Sunna Wehrmeijer and Leo Birenberg and has acted as a scoring arranger and assistant for composers Layla Minoui, Josh Moshier and Patrick Kirst on various projects within the past year. He has also had the privilege of interning for several outstanding film composers over the past several years, 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.