Amanda Lee Falkenberg | Composer

THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST

2018   

 WINNER Instrumental Category (Third year in a row) "Gothic Gathering"

 

 Gothic_gathering.mp3

JUDGES COMMENTS 

Powerful harmonic melodic phrasing balanced with the fluid orchestration yields a truly mystical feeling. Ultimately it stays very true to its musical goals and delivers in the end - an exuberantly adventurous experience. This is a very stunning piece indeed!
- C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S - we wish you nothing but success with your songs and music. I hope that we’ll hear more from you in the years ahead!

 


2017 UK SONG WRITING CONTEST

Finalist for BELIEVE IT in the instrumental Category

Believe_it_Uplifting_Disney_Inspired_Song_.mp3

 


 2017 One of 10 FINALISTS for MARVIN HAMLISCH Emerging film Composer Contest for the SECOND year in a row from 

400 International Submissions for her soundtrack 

OCEAN MAKER



THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST

2017      

WINNER Instrumental Category "Believe It!"

"Beautifully orchestrated textural elements bristles and bustles throughout! There's no doubt that you know how to keep things moving. You clearly have the heart and skill of a brilliant composer." CONGRATULATIONS!


THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST 

2017

FINALIST Instrumental Category "Ascension of the Sea Spirits"

"This intensely cinematic arrangement really stands out among the front runners in this category. You impressively navigate between styles and have the enviable ability to balance lightness with intensity. This most certainly is well written and has an arrangement that keeps things moving - you clearly know how to make an impact."

 


THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG CONTEST

2016

Winner in INSTRUMENTAL Category "Mermaids Maiden Voyage"

There are some brilliant ideas throughout this piece. The impressive instrumentation and orchestral arrangement comes across beautifully. It’s always refreshing to hear and review instrumentals of this caliber. This stirring instrumental composition really stands out! Congratulations & good luck!

 


  2016 One of 10 FINALISTS for MARVIN HAMLISCH Emerging film Contest from

300 International Submissions for her soundtrack for JINKY JINX & LUCKY LUCY

 

2016 MARVIN HAMLISCH FILM SCORING Review

"This was an amazing score that did such an incredible job towards enhancing most every moment. The orchestration was interesting, creative and accurate, with great use of wind instruments, strings and definitely even piano, during the pianos scene (2:24). I loved the thematic music at 2:36 onwards. It was very Maurice Jarre (Lawrence of Arabia) but with it’s own unique voice of course. The score did best bringing comedy and adventure to light with creative use of arrangement and spot-on melodies at times."

Soundtrack for animation film FILM "JINKY JENKINS & LUCKY LUCY"


 THE HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS

Instrumental Category and BEST NEW COMPOSER

2012       2010       2009 

      

2009 HOLLYWOOD MUSIC IN MEDIA AWARDS REVIEW

"As one of the judges of the Hollywood Music Awards I felt compelled to reach out and say BRAVO. From Tim Burton to 100’s of other scores, this work is stellar!"

Suzanne Hilleary Music Licenser | Supervisor WACBIZ (New York)

   


THE LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS 

Instrumental Category 2007 

     


 INTERNATIONAL SOUNDTRACK COMPETITION - ITALY 2016

Finalist for Orchestral Soundtrack "Gothic Gathering" 

AUDIO LINK

Gothic_gathering.mp3


INTERNATIONAL COMPOSERS COMPETITION - ITALY 2016

Finalist Piano Trio - "The Lodore Falls of Borrowdale"