Composer and singer/songwriter Kathryn Bostic is known for her work on film, TV and live theater. She is a recipient of many fellowships and awards including the prestigious Sundance Fellowship for Feature Film Scoring, BMI Conducting Fellowship, and a 2013 Sundance Fellowship for Documentary Film Scoring that took place at the renowned Skywalker Ranch.
Bostic’s scores can be heard in productions with a lineup of award-winning directors and writers. Her most recent film is DEAR WHITE PEOPLE (directed by Justin Simien), which premiered in the Sundance 2014 Film Festival and earned the Best Breakout Talent Award. Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions are releasing the film on October 17th.
She was awarded Best Music in a Film by the African American Film Critics Association for her work on the film MIDDLE OF NOWHERE, from award-winning director Ava DuVernay. She also created the score for Ava’s previous films VENUS VS and I WILL FOLLOW. Her upcoming projects include the upcoming PBS American Masters piece AUGUST WILSON – THE GROUND ON WHICH I STAND (directed by Sam Pollard) which will air in early 2015.
In addition to her work in film, Bostic has written for Broadway, most notably collaborating with the award-winning playwright August Wilson on GEM OF THE OCEAN and various productions of his last play RADIO GOLF. Her work on Broadway also includes BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO starring Robin Williams, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph. She is an Ovation Awards nominee and a Drama Desk nominee for “Outstanding Music in a Play” and her score of music and ambient textures in BENGAL TIGER garnered a win in the Sound Design category for this collaboration as well as a Tony nomination.
Kathryn has toured and/or recorded with many renowned artists including Nas, k.d. Lang, Ryuichi Sakamoto, and David Byrne.