Savannah Wheeler is a composer and songwriter for film, television, documentaries, and other media. Savannah’s work is known for a sophisticated compositional style that showcases her strong classical music background and deep love of acoustic instruments and modern music. Encompassing everything from lush orchestrations to minimalist scores, haunting balladry to up-tempo pop songs, she tailors her style to fit the unique needs of each project.
Most recently, Savannah composed music for the short film SOMETIMES I THINK ABOUT DYING which will premiere at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Film works include the short film JACK & EM (2016) and music department credits include DOWNSIZING (2017) and the upcoming STAN & OLLIE (2018).
Having started piano and voice lessons at age five, Savannah trained as a classical pianist, vocalist, and percussionist as well as lessoned in trumpet, flute, and violin. During her schooling she was heavily involved in orchestra, band, and choir (concert, show and jazz), and as a teen won numerous state-wide competitions for voice and piano. In addition to her musical education, Savannah has studied composition working under the private tutelage of teachers and mentors, including jazz composer and trumpeter Carl Protho and award-winning film composer Rolfe Kent (DEXTER, UP IN THE AIR, MEAN GIRLS, STAN & OLLIE).
Savannah is also a singer-songwriter and performer and produces music and immersive theatre events around Los Angeles. Her solo music contains elements of Americana, psychedelic folk and classical mixed with a vocal style recalling the crystalline beauty of singers such as Joni Mitchell and Shirley Collins.