Peña Young, Sabrina

Sabrina Peña Young (b. 1977 Ft. Lauderdale): Peña Young became involved with SYCOM, an experimental enclave of composers and media artists while at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She worked with Emmy-winning director Charles Lyman at Atlantic Productions before leaving to study music technology at Florida International University. Combining her love of music and love of science fiction imagery, in 2011 she received a New Genre Award from the International Alliance for Women in Music for her futuristic multimedia oratorio Creation. She has composed scores for Emmy-winning Rob Cabrera‘s animated short Monica (2012) and Sean Fleck’s time-laps film Americana. Wanting to explore film further, she began production on Libertaria: The Virtual Opera, a science fiction machinima opera produced entirely online. In 2015 Young published her debut novel Libertaria: Genesis as an addendum to her groundbreaking opera and collaborated with composer Lee Scott on his interactive social media opera The Village. Young is a member of the New York Women Composer’s Association, the International Alliance for Women in Music, Madrinas, Vox Novus, and the Buffalo Movie and Video Makers. (CINTAS Foundation Brandon Fradd Fellowship in Music Composition 2018-2019)

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