Miriam on MN Public Radio

mprMinnesota Public Radio aired an interview with five women composers from the Alliance for Women Film Composers. Hear all about Miriam's road to success, including singing telegrams. 

Miriam's Presents Doc Film Music Workshop

afi pink2Miriam presented a Documentary Film Music workshop for American Film Showcase/USC School of Cinematic Arts for a group of International filmmakers brought to LA for a week of programs and workshops.

Read about it in Screen Daily here. 


Miriam Contributes to New Book, Guerrilla Film Scoring

This interactive handbook -- Guerilla Film Scoring -- encompasses the entire film scoring process including education, preparation, writing and recording a score, editing, mixing and mastering, finding work, career development, and sample contracts.

Offering strategic tools and techniques, this insider’s guide draws on the expertise from a number of prominent composers in movies, television, and video gaming, including Stewart Copeland, Bruce Broughton, and Jack Wall, Laura Karpman, Miriam Cutler,  and many many more noteworthy composers.


Miriam Hosts Master Class for IDA

doc camera thumbIn Feb 2015 Miriam hosted a Master Class for the International Documentary Association -- Doc U: Music Master Class with Composer Miriam Cutler.

In this Master Class, Emmy-nominated composer Miriam Cutler shared clips from her own work to demonstrate the various ways music can be used. She also presented her unique Music Story Arc process, which is an invaluable creative and organizational tool for directors. Finally, she provided a hands-on opportunity for participants to show clips of their own work so that Miriam could provide alternative scoring ideas for the class to discuss.


One Last Hug Wins an Emmy!

emmy smOne Last Hug (...and a few smooches) - Three Days at Grief Camp wins the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Children's Programming.

Congrats to the whole team!

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Malaysia: American Film Showcase

sabah smShortly after AFS orientation, I was invited to Malaysian Borneo May 29-June 6 2014 to lead workshops and mentor Malaysian filmmakers and burgeoning composers.

One Last Hug Nominated!

emmy smJuly 2014 - ONE LAST HUG (AND A FEW SMOOTCHES) has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Children's Programming.

Ashland Film Festival Juror

aiff logo smI had a great time returning to the wonderful Ashland Film Festival April 3-8, 2014 as a short documentary juror.  It's such a great town and the community really supports the festival and filmmakers.  I got a chance to see some great films and spend time with many colleagues.

American Film Showcase Invitation

afs smallIn March, 2014 I was invited to participate as a Film Expert in the American Film Showcase, a major touring film program bringing American documentaries, feature films and animated shorts to audiences worldwide.

AFS is a partnership between the Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and USC's School of Cinematic Arts.

Check out the program.

Visit the AFS website.

About Me

AboutEmmy-nominated composer, Miriam Cutler is passionate about scoring documentaries, among them Emmy winning, Sundance, and Oscar nominated films: ETHEL, LOST IN LA MANCHA, THIN, POSTER GIRL, KINGS POINT, GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB, AMERICAN PROMISE, VITO, DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART, SCOUTS HONOR, LICENSE TO KILL, ONE LAST HUG.

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