Nashville Steering Committe
Lauren Conklin is a composer known for her organic textures, emotional melodies, and lush strings. She began composing full time in 2019 after landing her first feature film, “As Real As You Make It” produced by American Pantheon (directed by Joseph Nelms), which is now streaming on Amazon. She has also scored feature films “Abigail” (American Pantheon/Joseph Nelms) and “Life and Death” (Chameleon Film Studios) as well as the winning short from Nashville’s 48 Hour Film Festival, “An Immersive Guide to Pruning” (Lux & Vayll). She was a featured composer in the 2023 LunART Festival and a member of the 2022-2023 SCL Mentor Program.
Lauren began her career as a touring strings and utility player and has performed at venues from the Royal Albert Concert Hall to the Grand Ole Opry and on television programs including The Colbert Show, the CMT Awards, and The Today Show. Her sound combines classical orchestration with world folk influences as she draws upon the musical cultures she visited and studied during her time touring internationally. In addition to scoring films, Lauren has arranged and recorded strings for artists such as Lukas Graham, Russel Dickerson, Kylie Morgan, Skylar Astin, Girl Named Tom, and New Hope Club.