Emily Bear (ASCAP)

Abe Olman Scholarship, 2018

Emily Bear started composing music at age 3 and was a published composer by age 4.  She made her professional concert debut at 5 and at 6, was awarded her first ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award.

Now 16, Bear has achieved groundbreaking success worldwide as a pianist, composer, and singer-songwriter. A chart-topping recording artist, she enjoys arranging, orchestrating, and performing in a diverse collection of styles, including pop, film scoring, jazz, and classical. She has performed on many of the world’s most famous stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Montreux Jazz Festival and the Hollywood Bowl.

An Emmy award winning documentary about Bear has more than 32 million views on YouTube. She has been featured on television programs in the US and around the world. Quincy Jones states, “She is the complete 360-degree package, and there are no limits to the musical heights she can reach.”

In 2016 and 2017, Bear received the ASCAP Herb Alpert Jazz Composer of the Year Award. She has performed multiple piano concertos; and orchestra's world-wide have played her original orchestral compositions.

Bear recently starred in a 25-concert sold-out stadium tour of Europe, featuring a 70-piece orchestra, choir, and rock band which was filmed for three prime-time television specials.

 LA based, Bear’s unique perspective and approach to songwriting enables her to move seamlessly between musical genres and has contributed to her knack for writing memorable hooks. Bear has been in great demand to write for other artists while working on her upcoming release.