• Production still from SERSE
  • french horns
  • choir and orchestra
  • pianist, clarinetist, and violinist
  • violin section of orchestra
  • wind orchestra
  • Jazz Band on stage

Elizabeth Sellers

Elizabeth Sellers
Professor and Head of Media Composition
(818) 677-3191
Office location:
CY 224


Elizabeth is in demand professionally. Scoring credits include UnBowed, which premiered in Hollywood, won festival awards and aired on cable TV. Elizabeth received Primetime Emmy honors for contributing to the Emmy Award winning achievement of Outstanding Music Direction for the 2002 Winter Olympics. She arranged, orchestrated and conducted the music for The Lost Player's Rapunzel, running for six weeks at the San Diego Repertory Theatre. A concert work for solo classical guitar was featured at the Aalborg International Guitar Festival in Denmark. The Montana Shakespeare Company commissioned an underscore for a summer production of Hamlet. A scored demo project for Meridian Films, South Pavilion, is seeking funding for feature and TV production. Elizabeth has written scores for recently completed documentaries, including Women Behind the Camera, winning awards in international festivals and That All May Be One, just screened at a festival in St. Louis. Another documentary Ahmed, Say Something Funny, won Best Documentary and Best Comedy Feature at the AOF Fest in Pasadena, CA.

Elizabeth is also the director of the Media Composition Option for the Music Department at California State University, Northridge. Her graduates have won local, national and international awards and her work was featured in Film Music Magazine. She recently presented film-scoring seminars for jazz arrangers at Indiana University. Elizabeth has coordinated two-week summer media music writing workshops for California State University Summer Arts, with guests Alf Clausen, Mark Watters and Bruce Broughton. Her professional accomplishments include music director positions at two orchestras in Montana and Director of Music for Carroll College in Helena. With those groups Elizabeth toured off-Broadway and premiered her original works every season.

Elizabeth holds degrees with honors in Theory and Composition from St. Olaf College and in Orchestra Conducting from Northwestern University. She did her studies in film scoring at USC. Her professional work earned her the Doctoral Equivalent at California State University, Northridge.