Born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, PA - Elizabeth P.W. is a Hollywood Music in Media Award nominated composer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer with a passion for storytelling through music. Elizabeth weaves together her love of folk music with modern cinematic elements to create evocative and intimate scores for film and tv, and songs that tell compelling stories through unique soundscapes.
Her music has premiered in films at the Tribeca Film Festival, Hollyshorts, DOC NYC, Urbanworld Film Festival and Raindance. She’s written the music for everything from non-profit campaigns to congressional campaigns. Her recent scoring work includes Stacey Maltin's debut feature film, Triple Threat, which is streaming now on Apple TV+. She scored Gabriella Canal and Michael Fearon's short documentary, Seasons, which was published by The New Yorker and was honored as a 2022 Student Academy Award Winner. Elizabeth produced and scored the 2021 NAACP Image Award nominated short film, Gets Good Light. Elizabeth has contributed additional music to an array of films and series on Netflix, Paramount+, HBO, Disney+, Hulu, and more. She is also a recipient of the 2020 - 2021 Alan Menken Scholarship. Elizabeth has a Master's Degree in Music Theory and Composition from New York University.
Elizabeth was selected amongst 12 emerging composers to participate in the inaugural cohort of VIFF amp's Composer Filmmaker Accelerator. Curated by three-time Emmy nominated, award-winning film and television composer Miriam Cutler, the program pairs each composer with an established filmmaker who will collaborate to create 12 original pieces of music for film. The musical pieces created will be recorded and performed by musicians from the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in a premiere showcase on October 7th 2023.
In 2018, Elizabeth partnered with the innovative non-profit, Emily’s Entourage, to turn her debut single into a fundraising and awareness campaign to fight rare mutations of Cystic Fibrosis. The song, “Anyway” is performed by two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Grease, Cinderella, Bandstand), Gideon Glick (Spring Awakening, Significant Other), Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia, Anastasia), Javier Muñoz (In The Heights, Hamilton) and Sarah Levy (Netflix’s Schitt’s Creek).
Elizabeth released her debut folk album, Haven't Found It, to critical acclaim, in the Summer of 2019. Her newly released second studio album The Company You Keep is available now on all streaming platforms. Her single off the new album Brooklyn is a semi-finalist in the 2022 International Songwriting Competition.
Elizabeth's future projects involve both scoring and songwriting for feature films. Elizabeth is Brooklyn based and is obsessed with her adorable dog, Schuyler.