Spotlight: Vocal Arranging

Check out some live performances of the vocal arrangements I have put together throughout this past year:

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Angel With A Shotgun (The Cab)

Burn (Ellie Goulding)/Lose Myself (OneRepublic)

Bust Your Windows (Jazmine Sullivan)/Why Don’t You Love Me?(Beyoncé)

Counting Stars (OneRepublic)

I Really Want It (A Great Big World)

I Want You Back (Jackson Five)

Miss Me (Andy Grammer)

You and I (Johnnyswim)*

*…the original artist, Johnnyswim, liked this arrangement!

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For an up-to-date listing of arrangements I have done, check out Vocal Arranging.

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Happy holidays to you and yours!

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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

Finalist in the Penn Student Film Festival!!

In this year’s UPenn Student Film Festival, my film “Running on Rivalry” has made it into the final round!

“Showcasing the work of Penn’s student filmmakers from across the schools, the Penn Student Film Festival gives artists and audiences alike an opportunity to share and enjoy the creative output of fresh cinematic voices. Co-sponsored by and hosted in the College Houses, this four-night festival welcomes short film submissions from any student at Penn and invites the whole Penn community to watch and appreciate their work.”

Come watch Running on Rivalry along with 8 other films , (the remaining 3 finalist films are TBA tomorrow night) as we compete in the final round on Friday night April 4th in Harrison College House’s Heyer Sky Lounge! The top three finalists are picked by a panel of judges but 4th place prize goes to the Audience Favorite so please come and bring friends! 🙂

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…and don’t miss the third night of qualifying rounds in the festival, tomorrow night, Thursday April 3, 8:00 pm @Ware College House in McClelland Hall in the Quad.

…Read more about the festival here

Running on Rivalry

***Special thanks to Alex, Ivan, Lucy, and Luke, without whom this film would never have been made.***

You can listen to the original music I wrote for the film here –>

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Overture to an Adventure” digital download is now available on Amazon MP3CDBabyeMusiciTunes, & Rdio.
Want a physical copy? Order Overture to an Adventure – EP  and Ophelia’s SongEP.

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Video: National Anthem Soloist at the Palestra

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Special thanks to Joshua Craggs and Penn Athletics for giving me the opportunity to sing at the Palestra for UPenn Men’s Basketball. Go Quakers!

Video credit: Will Murdoch.

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If you buy my songs as digital downloads through ReverbNation, half of the proceeds go directly to the Fender Music Foundation.

Sarah%20Van%20Sciver

Check out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography

Check out Ophelia’s Song – EP

Ophelia’s Song Preview Video * Overture to an Adventure Preview Video * Ophelia’s Song Lyrics & Credits * Overture to an Adventure Credits Order CDs * Book a Gig * Download my Mobile App * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – This Weekend!

This weekend, don’t miss iNtuiton’s Experimental Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Hannah Van Sciver.

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I composed an original song for the production, a lullaby the fairies sing to their queen Titania. The play is sure to be the perfect addition to your Halloweekend!

Shows (@ Houston Hall, Class of ’49 Auditorium)

Thursday, 10/31, 7:00pm
Friday, 11/1, 6:00pm
Saturday, 11/2, 2:00pm
Saturday, 11/2, 9:00pm

Tickets cost $7 for PennCard holders, $10 general admission.

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Photos from the Play, in Rehearsals
iNtuitons Experimental Theatre
the Performing Arts Council at UPenn
Hannah Van Sciver

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All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream ♬♪♫♪

Next week, don’t miss iNtuiton’s Experimental Theatre’s production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed by Hannah Van Sciver.

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Photos by Hannah Van Sciver
 

I composed an original song for the production, a lullaby the fairies sing to their queen Titania. The play is sure to be the perfect addition to your Halloweekend!

Shows (@ Houston Hall, Class of ’49 Auditorium)

Thursday, 10/31, 7:00pm
Friday, 11/1, 6:00pm
Saturday, 11/2, 2:00pm
Saturday, 11/2, 9:00pm

Tickets cost $7 for PennCard holders, $10 general admission.

RSVP and Invite Friends on Facebook

Photos from the Play, in Rehearsals
iNtuitons Experimental Theatre
the Performing Arts Council at UPenn
Hannah Van Sciver

albumartCheck out more of my music

Check out the most recent additions to my Discography, (Ayumi Perry)…

Check out my new album

EP Preview Video * EP Lyrics & Credits * Order CDs * Book Sarah for A Gig * Additional Links

All Original Music and Recordings ©℗ SARAH VAN SCIVER.

Bells on College Green – a Sound Design Project

This is the second of my two final projects for “Sonic Measures,” a Sound Design course I took this spring with Professor Terry Adkins and Marc Blumthal.

The assignment was to take some video footage which was primarily visual in nature (and natural – not a performance) and to use sound design to enhance the raw footage. In Logic, to enhance the audio already present from the video (which was full of ringing church bells which inspired the sound design,) I used raw waveforms generated in Audacity and used time, pitch, and layering effects and reverberation to create a soundscape full of sounds that are evocative of bells or otherwise mimic bells’ characteristics.

The video footage was taken on College Green at Penn, and between 36th & 34th Streets // between Locust Walk and Walnut Street over the course of several afternoons at around the same time, thus having clock bells tolling in all of my footage.

the Wading Bird – a Sound Design project

This is one of my two final projects for “Sonic Measures,” a Sound Design course I took this spring with Professor Terry Adkins and Marc Blumthal.
The assignment was to take some video footage which was primarily visual in nature (and natural – not a performance) and to use sound design to enhance the raw footage. In Logic, to enhance the audio already present from the video (which was very distorted,) I used percussion, foley water sounds, and other effects and reverberation to create a soundscape to highlight this bird, stalking prey along the shoreline.

The video footage was taken on my Droid cellphone in Sarasota, Florida.