Scott Starrett

Composer in Los Angeles, California

Scott Starrett composes original music for award-winning television, feature films, theatre, audiobooks and games. The Boston Globe proclaims his work to possess “an attractively dappled quality as contrasting gestures interrupt and overlap each other.”

Starrett’s composing credits include Hulu’s Exposure; VH1’s scripted drama Daytime Divas; Fox’s medical drama The Mob Doctor; NBC’s conspiracy-thriller series The Event; and the score for all six seasons of Lifetime’s dramatic-comedy series Drop Dead Diva. Starrett’s film-scoring credits include the HBO feature Dim Sum Funeral and the Apollo astronaut feature documentary The Wonder of It All. He has collaborated as a composer-orchestrator with Michael Kamen on HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon, MTV’s Bryan Adams Unplugged, and musical arrangements for Lisa Loeb.

In the games industry, Starrett recently scored an interactive-story game based on marquee IP (to be released in 2022) as well as the indie strategy game Tidewoken. He also contributed additional music for the Appaloosa/Majesco action-adventure game Jaws Unleashed.

As a concert composer, Starrett’s works have been performed by the Boston-based Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Juilliard Symphony. After graduating from Stanford University, Starrett earned a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied under John Corigliano, Academy Award­–winning composer of The Red Violin. Starrett was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study music composition in Rome, Italy, under the sponsorship of renowned German composer Hans Werner Henze. Starrett was a MacDowell Colony Fellow and is currently a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop; and the Dramatists Guild.