ABOUT

Makenna Bach is a composer for video games, podcasts and films. 

Based in the Pacific Northwest, Bach is the composer behind the theme music for Jennifer Page and Maxwell Holechek’s “Odd Tonic,” a podcast that tells stories of the peculiar and paranormal. (Available on iTunes and Spotify.) Most recently, she completed the score for the Portland film "The Prismagic Radio Hour".

Bach holds a Master’s degree in film composition from the Seattle Film Institute, where she studied under Emmy-winning composer Hummie Mann. 

In 2018, the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra premiered her uptempo orchestral piece, “Chocolate,” to finish out one of its concerts.

Before Seattle, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree in music composition from the University of Oregon, where she also was a member of the Oregon Composers Forum.

In 2016, Bach composed a choral piece using texts from journalist Jon Krakauer’s nonfiction book, “Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town.” Krakauer called the music “haunting and disturbing and beautiful.”

 

Now, Bach works as a freelance composer as well as a staff teacher for cello, piano, and composition at the Oregon Music Academy and Rose City Music Academy in the Portland area. When she's not playing, writing, or teaching music, she enjoys eating pizza while watching movies or playing video games, and spending lots of time with her two orange tabby cats.

With her cello, Bilbo

Conducting 52 musicians for her final work at
 the Seattle Film Institute, titled "As the clouds become shapes"