“Sound of Now” featured in a film soundtrack

Thrilled to announce that “Sound of Now,” a track on which I played/arranged piano for the fabulous Ayumi Perry, is now available on iTunes as part of the soundtrack for the film God Where Are You?

…it’s track 2…

Screen Shot 2014-07-13 at 6.23.06 PMCongrats to Ayumi Perry and David Raine on the soundtrack feature! Was a pleasure playing and recording with you both at the Boom Room. Stay tuned for updates on Ayumi’s upcoming album…

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PRC @Cedar Street Studios & More piano tracking @Third Story Recording â™«

Monday night, at Cedar Street Studios we hosted the monthly PRC (Philadelphia Recording Community) meeting. We had a great turnout and spread the word about Box of Stars, an organization that spreads mental health awareness (and reduces stigma) through music. PRC is a fantastic way to participate in and network with people/studios operating in the greater Philadelphia area, and it’s a genuinely nice and very interesting group. And Box of Stars is a fantastic organization in which I hope all of my readers opt to play a part.



This evening, I tracked additional piano for Diandra Gore at Third Story Recording. We recorded parts for an original song. It’s a fun, fast, and funky track.


It is such a pleasure and a thrill to be interning at these two fine Philly studios!


Stay tuned for more updates on my upcoming EP; bass/guitar/drum tracking are happening next week!

Piano Tracking / Arranging at Third Story Recording â™«

I have had several sessions this summer during which I have collaborated as a songwriter / arranger / performer with Diandra Gore on her upcoming (debut) album. Today we tracked two new original songs; she sang, and I accompanied on piano. Jack Marron tracked drums for songs as well! [We recorded at Third Story Recording.]

Check out my Discography to read more about this and other upcoming recordings in which I have played a part (literally, and figuratively).

Diandra and I are having way too much fun, and she’s got way too much vocal talent, so please stay tuned for announcements regarding her album’s release!

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Dischord Retrospective: Four Years of A Cappella at Penn

Graduating, soon, I have been thinking a lot about my time at Penn, specifically acting as an arranger, conductor, music director, soprano/mezzo, studio producer, and board member of Dischord A Cappella. Dischord is a co-ed group that was founded at the University of Pennsylvania back in 1998. The group performs a cappella covers spanning all genres – pop, indie, rock, country, jazz, folk, world, and fusion. Under my direction, the group has featured many mash-ups and medleys in its covers.

You can read a full account of my arranging credits for the group, here: Sarah Van Sciver, ’13, Soprano

Solo performances at our semesterly concerts:

I am an arranger for hire! Professional or non-professional vocal groups of all experience levels — all-male, all-female, or co-ed — contact me if you are interested in having something arranged.


New Piano/Vocal Pop Arrangement: Regina Spektor’s “Blue Lips”

Cover features piano, lead soprano + backing trio (soprano, mezzo, alto)…

–> check out the cover:

 [I’m singing and playing all parts.]

…and of course check out the original Regina Spektor is AMAZING. Saw her in concert last year in Boston at the Orpheum, and she and her husband and both of their bands were fantastic live!

A Cappella Arrangements – Live Performances Spring 2013

my UPenn a cappella group, Dischord, just had a spring concert last weekend on 4/6. Here are links to songs I arranged or co-arranged with other members that were performed at the show:

Fade Into You

Feelin Good

Glitter in the Air

I Want it That Way/Boy band Mashup

I Won’t Give Up/Mraz Mredley

Locked Out of Heaven

Morning Song (<– I’m the soloist on this one)


When Love Takes Over

find out more about Dischord HERE

…Just Added Two More Tracks to my Music Page!

check these out:

I co-produced Baltimore Ave and was the only producer for Lights Out, and I can’t wait to be in the studio again this spring with Dischord!


♫ Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) // a string quintet arrangement of the hit song by the Script â™«

Listen to my newest addition to my string quintet pop arrangements here: Breakeven (Falling to Pieces) – SQ

for those who miss / love / don’t know the original song and want to check it out, here’s the official music video: the Script Vevo – Breakeven / YouTube