A member of the Executives Committees of both the Motion Pictures and TV Academies, Four - time Emmy Award Nominated, Winner of the 2013 Society of Composers and Lyricists Award for “Outstanding work in the Art of Film Music”, the 2012 Visionary Award In Music by The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase, winner of the Telly Award, and a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures, Sharon Farber is a celebrated Film, TV and concert music composer.
A graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Film scoring and Concert composition (dual major), Sharon has been working with networks and cable broadcasters like NBC, CBS, Showtime and the WB as well as writing music for feature films. Her score for the film “When Nietzsche Wept” (Millennium Films) was commercially released and performed live in a film music concert.
Sharon is one of 8 female composers featured at Lincoln Center at the “Women Warriors” concert, curated by Maestra Amy Anderson, and she was also one of the few composers featured in the concert event celebrating female composers sponsored by the "Alliance for Women Film Composers” (The AWFC). The International Film Music Critics Association wrote about her piece: "Composer Sharon Farber wowed the crowd with a suite of music from three of her scores: "Children of the Fall", When Nietzsche Wept" and "The Dove Flyer"...
In the concert music world, Sharon has many national and international credits to her name, including The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Serenade Ensemble, The Israeli Chamber Orchestra, The Northwest Sinfonietta, The Bellingham Symphony, Orange County Women’s Chorale, Culver City Symphony Orchestra, The Jewish Symphony Orchestra, iPalpiti Artists International and more.
Sharon’s acclaimed concerto for cello, orchestra and narrator, “Bestemming” ("Destination" in English), based on the remarkable life story of Holocaust survivor and hero of the Dutch resistance Curt Lowens, has received many performance since its creation, recently on a 4 - city tour of the Pacific Northwest, with renowned cellist Amit Peled, conducted by Maestro Yaniv Attar. In 2019 Sharon will embark on a European tour with the piece.
Sharon’s latest commission, from the National Children Chorus, “Children of Light” premiered at Lincoln Center December 2017 and at Royce Hall in Los Angels January 2018.
Sharon is the Music Director of Temple of the Arts in Beverly Hills at the SABAN theater, where spirituality is infused with music, dance and art.
Awards and Nominations
2017 EMMY nomination – Outstanding music composition for a drama series- The Young and the Restless.
2016 EMMY nomination – Outstanding music composition for a drama series- The Young and the Restless.
2015 EMMY nomination – Outstanding music composition for a drama series- The Young and the Restless.
2014 EMMY nomination – Outstanding music composition for a drama series- The Young and the Restless.
2013 The Society of Composers and Lyricists Emerging Composer Award in recognition of Sharon’s outstanding work in the art of music for film.
2012 Women International in Film & TV Showcase Visionary Award.
2007 Cincinnati Camerata Composition Competition First Prize Winner with “The Third Mother/Mothers’ Lament”.
2007 American Music Center Grant, for “Translucent Rocks”- Israeli Chamber Orchestra commission.
2005- 2010 ASCAP Standard Award.
2004 American Composers Forum Subito Award.
2004 ASCAP Standard Award.
2003 ASCAP Standard Award.
2002 ASCAP Standard Award.
2000 ASCAP Popular Award.
1998 Telly Award for original score for “Mr. Bourn’s Gold” (Cambria Productions.)
1998 ASCAP Film Scoring workshop Award.
1997 Academy of TV Arts & Sciences Composition Internship with composers Jonathan Wolff and Alf Claussen.
1997 Society of Composers & Lyricists Fellowship program with Hollywood Composers.
1997 Berklee College of Music - Composition Award for outstanding contribution to the Professional Writing Division.
1997 Berklee College of Music - Certificate of Honor for outstanding achievement in Film Scoring.
1996 Berklee College of Music - First prize for String Quartet #1 - representative of the Composition Department.
1995 Berklee College of Music - Books and Materials Award for talented students.
1994 Berklee College of Music - Outstanding Entering Students Scholarship.
1992 Tel-Aviv, Israel - “Colors in Dance” - Music for choreography; First prize winner.