Amie Doherty is an Irish composer based in Los Angeles. Her music can be heard across a range of genres in both film and TV. She recently made history as the first female composer to score a DreamWorks Animated feature film, the 2021 summer release Spirit Untamed, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Julianne Moore, Eiza Gonzalez & Isabela Merced. Other recent scores include Sony/Hulu’s Yuletide hit Happiest Season by director Clea DuVall, starring Kristen Stewart, Dan Levy, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza; Focus Features’ The High Note by director Nisha Ganatra, starring Tracee Ellis Ross and Dakota Johnson; Amazon Prime’s critically acclaimed series Undone; the Jurassic World short film Battle At Big Rock, directed by Colin Trevorrow; DreamWorks Animation’s short film Marooned, for which she won the ‘Best Score for an Animated Short’ award at the 2019 Hollywood Music in Media awards; Emmy-nominated documentary Light In The Water (available on Hulu!); and Here and Now starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Renée Zellweger.
As an orchestrator and conductor, Amie worked on Lady Gaga’s Grammy-nomiated 2020 album Chromatica, working with her close friend and arranger, Morgan Kibby. In 2018 she performed with 50 Cent at Radio City Music Hall in New York, conducting the orchestra and choir at the Power Season 5 premiere. Other recent orchestration and conducting work includes CBS’s acclaimed series Picard, and Star Trek: Discovery, Emmy and Golden Globe winners Fargo and The Night Of, as well as Netflix’s Altered Carbon and The Umbrella Academy, to name a few.
In 2016, Amie became a Sundance Composer Fellow, having been chosen from over 500 composers to attend the intensive Sundance Institute Music & Sound Design Lab at the legendary Skywalker Ranch. Following her time at the lab, she was announced as the 2016 Sundance Institute/Time Warner Foundation Composer Fellow. In 2013, she received the ASCAP Foundation Harold Arlen Award after being chosen as one of 12 composers worldwide to participate in the ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop.
Before moving to Los Angeles full-time in 2014, Amie lived, worked and studied in London, South Korea, Vietnam, India, and Spain. She graduated magna cum laude from Berklee College of Music’s Masters program in Scoring for Film, Television, and Video Games, where she was awarded the Howard Shore Scholarship. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Trinity College, Dublin.