Dara Taylor is an HMMA-Nominated composer for film and television based in Los Angeles. She has composed music for a wide variety of Independent thrillers, dramas, comedies and and has done additional music, arrangements and score production for large studio productions like A Bad Moms Christmas, Smurfs The Lost Village, Baywatch, Sausage Party, ABC's Agent Carter and Galavant, CW's Supernatural, and more.
Dara, born in Poughkeepsie, NY and raised in Lockport, NY, spent most of her formative years in gospel church choirs as well as school choruses, bands, and musicals. Primarily a vocalist, she studied classical voice as a Mezzo-Soprano under Judith Kellock at Cornell University. Throughout college Dara became increasingly drawn towards composition and studied independently with Zachary Wadsworth and Steven Stucky. After graduating cum laude in Music and Psychology from Cornell in 2009, Dara went on to study Film Music Composition under Mark Suozzo at New York University where she received a Masters of Music in 2011. In 2015, she was nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for her score on the film Undetectable . In 2016, she was one of the composers asked to take part in Women in Film's Women Composers in Mediaconcert.
Dara currently lives in Los Angeles, CA working on studio and independent projects and is highly active in the composing community.