JOCELYN C. CHAMBERS
Originally from Austin, Jocelyn C. Chambers is a Los Angeles-based, classically trained, genre-spanning composer-creative and pianist. Her emotive neoclassical work is featured in the award-winning documentary Mama Gloria. Her bubbly jazz and joyful Southern blues can be found in masterclasses from James Beard award-winning chef Mashama Bailey’s chef/author Michael Twitty. She is a staff composer for critically acclaimed ad music house Butter Music and Sound. Her commercial work ranges from fantasy orchestral to hyperpop anthems to video game-inspired 8-bit music. Her work has been featured in high-profile ads for Cotton and Clash of Clans. When not composing for the silver screen, Chambers has written classical commissions for harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, the Orange County Women’s Chorus, and now, Houston Grand Opera. Chambers is the author of an article in the Society of Composers and Lyricists' quarterly publication The Score, "#ScoringSoWhite,"which breaks down the unacceptable lack of representation in film scoring, and highlights many diverse composers to uplift and hire. She is the author of The Era of Mixed Feelings, which encourages young people to see themselves as invaluable members of society. Her online magazine, Majesty Mag, uses photography to highlight the beauty of women of color, and her podcast, The I Am Loved Podcast, advocates self-healing and growth for those who have experienced heartbreak.