Susan Maughlin Wood

Composer for Media and Concert Music

…is an award-winning independently contracting composer seeking opportunities in film, video game and other media. While engaged in writing concert repertoire and chamber arrangements she is a visionary of passion projects including the forthcoming “Coastal Fire: A Common Diary” as well as music video "Spectratta," which enjoyed a whirlwind international film festival circuit and won awards including Best Music Video and Best Cinematography. She holds a Master of Music in Film Composition from the Pacific NW Film Scoring Program at SFI, and served as Past President on the Board of Directors of the Seattle Composers Alliance.

THIS is how you keep audiences coming back for more. Not with gimmicks but through purposeful use of technology to aid in the storytelling. The ensemble tonight showed the next step in choral music: the soundtracks and original compositions linking music with little thematic glimpses of what just happened and what was to follow… The experience was a continuous one, interrupted only in the second half by much deserved applause for the soloists and instrumentalists. The first half felt like a dream sequence and I was sad (and aggravated) to have to leave it for an intermission.
— Johann Van Niekerk, DMA, reflecting on "Embracing the Journey" concert

"Bridging the Journey" interludes from "Embracing the Journey" concert will be available at Bandcamp

You (all) made this film get some legs. It really makes an amazing difference, and it is perfect! In my wildest dreams I could not imagine how great this would be. Thank you again.
— Zuzana Gedeon, director, "Beating Batten"