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Emily Rice

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Emily is a British composer, born and raised in London.

Starting her musical life as a cellist, Emily moved to Los Angeles to train as a composer and orchestrator for film, television and games. Recently graduating from the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television (SMPTV) programme at the University of Southern California, she studied with Bruce Broughton, Jack Smalley and Christopher Young and was selected for the Thornton School of Music mentorship programme. Emily has recorded at Warner Bros. and Capitol Records and in 2015 became the recipient of a BAFTA LA Scholarship.

Before moving to LA Emily assisted award-winning film composer Frank Ilfman, with credits including Big Bad Wolves (2013), Coward (2013), Cupcakes (2012) and May I Kill U (2012). She has also scored a number of short films and enjoys working closely with the USC School of Cinematic Arts students. Prior to becoming a composer, Emily spent time writing and playing the cello with bands on the London gigging scene.

Emily's musical influences are wide, and she particularly enjoys writing for live musicians wherever possible. The film that first sparked her love of film music was The Last of the Mohicans, and her favourite director is Steve McQueen.

Aside from being crazy about music and film, Emily also enjoys drinking too much coffee, eating too much Indian food and keeping active.