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Ulung Tanoto

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Ulung Tanoto started his music career as an arranger and multi- instrumentalist in Indonesia. He collaborated with numerous Indonesian leading artists and appeared in TV programs.

After scoring an award-winning short film “Dara” (2007), he came to the United States to pursue his Master’s degree in Film Music Composition at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. He continued to score numbers of short films, including an adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, “All That You Love Will be Carried Away” (2011) which won some awards and nominations at film festivals around the United States. He also won the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Internship Program where he got to work at major film music studios in Hollywood.

In 2015, he attended a doctorate program in music composition at University of Hawaii at Manoa where he focused more on writing for concert pieces, not only for the Western instruments, but also some Asian traditional instruments. He is currently the music director of Indonesian Kids Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. and a freelance music producer and composer. His works include contemporary and religious songs, concert pieces covering from solos to choir and orchestras, traditional ensembles, corporate jingles, musical theaters, as well scores for films and podcast. His works has been showcased at important venues in the U.S., such as the Kennedy Center for the Arts, Lisner Auditorium, and Dream Works Studio, as well as in other countries, including Australia, South Korea, and Colombia.

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