Calvin Langman (SESAC)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2024

Hailed as a “first-class chronicler of unrequited love” by NPR Fresh Air’s Ken Tucker, Langman has been spinning fresh, catchy pop tunes in his band The Happy Fits since 2016. With his unique substitution of cello for a bass, Langman has toured internationally in The Happy Fits for the past six years, selling out venues like Webster Hall in New York City and playing stages at major North American music festivals such as Lollapalooza and Corona Capital Mexico City.

With roots in the small rural town of Lebanon, NJ, Langman grew up studying classical piano, cello, and music theory. He attended classical music pre-college programs at The New School’s Mannes School of Music and Juilliard and Conservatory at The Robert McDuffie Center for Strings in Macon, GA.

Langman’s songs have been streamed over 300 million times. His music has been placed in shows like FX’s ‘Better Things,’ NBC’s ‘Council of Dads,’ Netflix’s ‘My Life with The Walter Boys’, and BBC’s ‘Coronation Street’, as well as major motion pictures like Adam Sandler’s ‘You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah’ and ‘The Broken Hearts Gallery’.