MUSIC BY CASSIEL
Film Composer | Violinist
Cassiel is a film composer and violinist currently pursuing a masters degree in Music Theory and Composition: Screen Scoring at NYU Steinhardt ('23).
Cassiel has experience writing for film, TV, animation, and video games. Thanks to her background as a classical violinist, she likes to place a heavy emphasis on thematic string writing and violin textures in the bulk of her work. Some recent projects include Winter's Year, nominated for Best Original Score and winner of Best Experimental Film at the Georgia Shorts Film Festival, and Jelly, which won Best Graduate Film at the Fusion Film Festival and will soon premiere on HBOMax.
A classically trained violinist, Cassiel began playing at the age of four and attended the Colburn School of Performing Arts prior to her undergraduate studies at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music with Blair Milton. Here, she was a selected member of the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra's Asia Tour of 2018 and found a love for performing in the pit orchestras of musical theatre shows, including She Loves Me, Bright Star, and Legally Blonde, to name a few. She also freelances as a violinist for everything from weddings to recording sessions, with her favorite gig being a cameo in the music video for the hit AJR song The Good Part. She holds a Professional Certificate in Composing and Orchestrating for TV and Film from Berklee College of Music and is currently in her final graduate semester at NYU, where she studies composition with Jamie Lawrence, Ariel Marx, and John Kaefer. Cassiel was chosen as a 2022-2023 mentee in the competitive Society of Composers and Lyricists' New York Mentorship Program and is an active member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers.
Outside of her studies, Cassiel spends much of her time working with nonprofit groups, such as the Harmony Project, which are focused on bridging the arts education gap. She was recently interviewed by ShoutoutLA.