Stephanie Kowal

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic School

St. Joan of Arc Catholic High School

Graduated 2006

Composer for film and TV who is actively involved in both the Canadian and American film industry. She was recently recognized by SOCAN as a “composer to watch out for.”

Stephanie is a Canadian composer for film and TV based in Los Angeles. During her time at St. Joan of Arc, she began writing songs and was selected as one of eight musicians in Simcoe County to perform at the Collingwood Music Festival Showcase of Talent.

Stephanie studied music at Queen’s University and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Music. Soon after, Stephanie moved to Australia for eight months to teach piano at Mount Rogers Primary School and was asked to write the new school song. In 2011, she moved to Toronto and taught piano at the Toronto Institute for the Enjoyment of Music. She honed her compositional skills with live orchestral recording opportunities through the Screen Composers Guild of Canada and online courses through Berklee College.

In 2016, she composed the score for the world’s largest virtual reality exhibit at Fort York National Historic Site. A few months later she was one of just 20 composers accepted into the renowned Scoring For Motion Pictures and Television Program at the University of Southern California. Stephanie has been actively involved in both the Canadian and American film industries; she was the recipient of the SOCAN Foundation award for Best Original Theme in 2018 and was simultaneously selected as one of eight winning composers for the Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival.

In 2019, she was one of SOCAN’s “6 Picks for 2020” featuring composers to watch out for in 2020 as well as the recipient of the “Best Short Score” award at the Halloween Indie film Festival. She has done additional writing for composers Tony Morales and Brad Breeck for networks such as Cartoon Network, PBS and ESPN. Most recently she was the lead composer on the first original Amazon Kids+ program, ‘Super Spy Ryan.’