From Salt Lake City, Utah, Annie discovered her passion for music at the age of 3 when she began studying the violin. She also began piano, voice, and flute studies in her early youth. While pursuing her Flute Performance degree, she chose to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming a composer and changed her major to begin developing her talents in composition and film scoring. She received a Bachelor of Music in Media Music Studies from Brigham Young University in 2009, where she attended on a full music scholarship.Annie recently completed her graduate studies in the Scoring For Motion Pictures and Television Program at The University of Southern California with a 4.0 GPA and was recognized for her achievements at the 2015 Thornton School of Music Honors Convocation. She was awarded the ASCAP Foundation Betty Rose Scholarship and was honored at the ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony in New York City in December 2014. Selected to be a participant in the prestigious USC Thornton Board of Councilors Mentoring Program, she received the opportunity to be privately mentored by James Newton Howard. She continues to collaborate with the USC School of Cinematic Arts and has been a composer for numerous student film and animation projects which have been selected in national film festivals. She was recently selected as a participant in the 2015 ASCAP/NYU Film Scoring Workshop and attended on the Women In Music Scholarship (The Sorel Organization). Annie has been a winner in classical performance competitions throughout her life. She was recently invited to sing back-up vocals with Barry Manilow and has performed with The Utah Symphony, Grammy-nominated singer Sissel, and Emmy-award-winning composers Kurt Bestor and Sam Cardon. She was awarded a publishing contract by R Legacy Entertainment for her win with an original instrumental composition in the 2013 International Composition Contest. As a media composer, her music has been featured on Disney XD, Nickelodeon, ESPN, The Cartoon Network, and several international TV networks. Recent credits include score intern on Mockingjay: Part 2, Concussion, additional sound designer/flutist on Blood Father, and assistant orchestrator on Pixels, and Warcraft (2016). She is ecstatic to collaborate with a talented and diverse group of composers, instrumentalists, and filmmakers at USC in telling captivating stories and creating moving and memorable experiences. She believes that music has a unique power in communicating and conveying emotions as an effective storytelling device and has a strong passion for being completely immersed in that process.