As a composer and seasoned musician, Ally has experience writing for a variety of settings and styles, and draws inspiration from composers such as Danny Elfman, John Powell, Rachel Portman, Shostakovich, and John Williams; she's particularly won over by great (and quirky) melodies. On the jazz side, Ally has been influenced by Cannonball Adderley, Preservation Hall, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington, and Kenny Wheeler.
Ally recently completed an intensive 8-week film scoring mentorship under the guidance of veteran composer David Findlay (funded by the Music Nova Scotia mentorship grant) where she received hands-on experience and opportunities to expand her portfolio. She also has the opportunity to work with media composer Lukas Pearse in January 2019, as part of the Screen Composer's Guild of Canada's apprentice mentoring program.
Ally is a member of the Screen Composer's Guild of Canada, Screen Nova Scotia, Alliance for Women Film Composers, and Women in Film & Television Atlantic.
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