A member of the Executives Committees of both the Motion Pictures and TV Academies, Four - time Emmy Award Nominated, Board member of ASCAP, GRAMMY winner (for her music on the GRAMMY winning album WOMEN WARRIORS: THE VOICES OF CHANGE), VP of the Alliance for Women Film Composers, Winner of the Society of Composers and Lyricists Award for “Outstanding work in the Art of Film Music”, the Visionary Award in Music by The Women’s International Film & Television Showcase, and winner of the Telly Award, composer 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, Lifetime and the WB as well as writing music for feature films and documentaries. Her film music has been released commercially and performed live in concerts
Sharon is one of 8 female composers featured at Lincoln Center, at the historical “Women Warriors” concert, curated by Maestra Amy Anderson that won the 2022 GRAMMY Award.
Sharon’s latest score for award winning director Nina Menkes, “Brainwashed- Sex-Camera- Power”, premiered Sundance Film Festival and the Berlin Film Festival and she recently completed the score for “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff: The Kristine Carlson Story” for LIFETIME TV. She is also signed to score director Gev Miron’s feature doc “Solar Wars” as well as a slate of films from Aegis film Group.
The International Film Music Critics Association wrote about her music: "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"...
Sharon’s Corona project, arranged and produced by her for the United Nations’ Corona relief fund, “I’m Standing With You”, in collaboration with 12 time OSCAR nominee Iconic song-writer Diane Warren and award winning Director Gev Miron, features 17 lead singers from virtually every continent and 160 singers and instrumentalists. It is the largest scale project of its kind. . (watch here)
In the concert music world, Sharon has many national and international credits and commissions to her name, including The Los Angeles Master Chorale, Juilliard School of Music, Pacific Serenade Ensemble, The National Children Chorus, The Northwest Sinfonietta, Opera Națională București and many more, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center (NY), Disney Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (LA), and internationally.
Sharon will be teaching film music at the prestigious "Guitar Oasis International Music Festival" in Torchiara, Italy in July, at the invitation of Juilliard's acclaimed guitar master Tali Roth.
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
Awards and Nominations
2022 GRAMMY Award - winning album WOMEN WARRIORS: The Voices of Change.
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.