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Kathryn Bostic


Kathryn Bostic is an award-winning Emmy nominated composer and artist known for her work on critically acclaimed films, TV, theater and concert performances, including Clemency, and Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am. She is a recipient of numerous fellowships and awards including the Sundance Institute/Time Warner Fellowship, Sundance Fellowships for Feature Film Scoring and Documentary Film Scoring, Best Music in Film by the African American Film Critics Association, Society of Composers and Lyricists Best Music in Independent Film. Her end title song for the Toni Morrison film was 2020 Oscar Shortlisted. She is a member of the Motion Picture Academy, The Television Academy and SAGAFTRA. In addition, she was Vice President of the Alliance for Women Film Composers (2017-2019) and named Berklee College of Music’s 2018-2019 Film Scoring Artist in Residence.

Bostic has collaborated with the award-winning playwright August Wilson in Gem of the Ocean (on Broadway) and his play, Radio Golf; Kathryn scored the PBS American Masters program, August Wilson, The Ground on Which I stand, which inspired her to write The August Wilson Symphony and her song, State of Grace, premiered by Grammy award-winning conductor Lucas Richman and the Pittsburg Symphony Orchestra.  Bostic’s work on Broadway also includes Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams.  She was also commissioned by the Bangor Symphony Orchestra to create an original composition that premiered on October 2019.

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