In The Studio with Film/TV Composer Sherri Chung
Sherri Chung is a composer for film and television and currently composes and conducts the scores for “Blindspot” (NBC) and “Riverdale” (CW). Her compositional work includes both songs and scores for t.v., films, documentaries, commercials, musicals and music libraries. One of her recent films, “The Other Side of Home” was shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars for Best Short Documentary.
A long time collaborator with composer Blake Neely, they have worked together on a number of scores, including those for CW’s “Arrow”, “The Flash”, “Supergirl” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”.
Sherri studied Music Composition and Theory at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL, and attended USC's Scoring For Motion Picture and Television Graduate Program in
Los Angeles, CA. Sherri has also attended the Sundance Institute's Film Music Program as well as ASCAP's Scoring Workshop. Shortly after moving to Los Angeles, she began working as an orchestrator for "Family Guy” and “American Dad”, with composer Walter Murphy.
Not only a composer, Sherri is also a pianist, vocalist and songwriter. She has recorded and produced 2 original albums and performs with her band in Los Angeles. As a vocalist, she has recorded for films, commercials, trailer music, and television (ABC’s “Resurrection”, and CW’s “Arrow”). Currently her voice can be heard on NBC's “Blindspot” and the Netflix documentary series “The Keepers” (Emmy nominated for Outstanding Documentary), two scores she also conducted.
On this episode of In The Studio Sherri talks about how she got her start working with fellow film/tv composer Blake Neely, advice to aspiring composers, breaking down a cue from the hit CW show "Riverdale", her composing setup and much more.