15 17 Oct '24

Denise Santos

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Function: Composer WSAcademy: WSA Voting Member
Denise Santos is an Emmy-Winning Filipina Composer based in Los Angeles, California. Her music can be heard in a multitude of movies and tv shows, most recently in Island of the Sea Wolves (Netflix), Eden: Untamed Planet (BBC America), and Primates (BBC One/PBS), for which she was awarded the 2021 News & Doc Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition. That same year, she was also awarded the ASCAP Foundation Michelle & Dean Kay Award for emerging composers in the LA area, recognizing her body of work and promising career. She is currently nominated for a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Music Composition for the show Island of the Sea Wolves.

Largely influenced by classical, orchestral, rock, and pop music, Denise loves to blend these different genres to create uniquely powerful compositions that help uplift diverse stories, filmmakers, and creators.

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