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's newest podcast I Talk To Ghosts as well as Jennifer and Maxwell Holechek’s Odd Tonic, a podcast that tells stories of the peculiar and paranormal. She has also recently completed work on several short films, including The Prismagic Radio Hour, Benched, and With Friends Like These.
Bach holds a master’s degree in film composition from the Seattle Film Institute, where she studied under Emmy-winning composer Hummie Mann. 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.” In 2018, the Seattle Collaborative Orchestra premiered her uptempo orchestral piece, “Chocolate,” to finish out one of its concerts.
Now, Bach works as a freelance composer and as a private teacher for cello, piano, and composition in the Portland area. She is also a cellist with the Yakima Symphony Orchestra.
With her cello, Bilbo