Hi, I'm Candy Emberley

I write music for video games, and I play viola

Candy Emberley

I grew up in Minnesota and went to college in Washington, DC, where I majored in music composition and continued rigorous studies in viola performance. After college I went back to Minnesota and fell in with the theater crowd. I was a member of Savage Umbrella for a while. They're an amazing group, and if you ever have a chance to see a play of theirs, you absolutely should.

I moved to Los Angeles to write for film. While at the UCLA Film Scoring program, I realized I really belonged in games, and well, here I am. I like it here! Thanks for having me.

Along the way I also worked at a major copyhouse making sheet music for film and tv sessions, broadway shows, and orchestral works. It's satisfying work to do and I hire out those skills from time to time.

I play viola for local college orchestras, quartets at private events, and - my favorite - recording solos and sweetening for other composers.

For some reason I like bright colors and dark music. If I'm not working, I'm probably either playing games, baking something, or lindy hopping.

If you'd like to keep up with what I'm doing, I write a cozy newsletter about once a month! You get a free track download right away when you sign up. You can also support me on Patreon, where I am sharing my music-making process and releasing new tracks under creative commons attribution.