Dory Bavarsky - Résumé

Professional Experience

Composer     2005 - current

  • ASCAP member since 2005
  • Credits include Guiding light, The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Insider, Entertainment Tonight, UFO Hunters, 48 Hours, CNN, MTV
  • Composed for productions music libraries including Harpo, Propeller Music, Amusicom, and The Music Kitchen
  • Produced and arranged original music for independent films, jazz and pop recordings, and special events

Director - Southern California Conservatory of Music     2005-current

  • Led a team in writing successful grant application which funded SCCM's special education outreach programs.
  • Oversaw copyrighting, print advertising, and internet promotions
  • Redesigned the conservatory's website and improvised its online presence through social media and search engine optimization
  • Updated and maintained administrative procedures including student registration, scheduling, phone systems, and tuition billing
  • Communicated in person, over the phone, and through email with students teachers, and vendors
  • Represented the conservatory to supporting foundations and other institutions at conferences, demonstrations, and board meetings
  • Managed bookkeeping and faculty pay, prepared financial reports and tax materials

Faculty - Southern California Conservatory of Music     2004-current

  • Designed curriculum and conducted music appreciation classes at special education schools and institutions
  • Worked extensively with blind and visually impaired students, teachers, and professional musicians

Musical Director     2004 - 2011

  • Served as musical director, vocal coach, band leader, and pianist for Los Angeles Pierce College Productions:
  • Blood Brothers   2004
  • West Side Story    2006
  • Golden Encore    2007
  • Side Show    2011

Pianist     1996-current

  • Performed at concert hall for thousands, special events for hundreds, and clubs and theater for smaller audiences
  • Collaborated with producers, arrangers instrumentalists and vocalists
  • Worked as soloist, accompanist, band member, and recording sessions player

Music Teacher     2000 - current

  • Developed and maintained a private teaching practice offering piano, guitar, jazz, and composition lessons to students of all ages



College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara    2000 - 2004

  • BA in Music Composition 2004

Classical Piano Studies     1990 - 2000

  • Scholarship student at The Southern California Conservatory of Music



  • 2007 Emmy Certificate for contribution to the CBS drama Guiding Light
  • 2010 Semi-finalist at the 4th Bucharest International Jazz Competition
  • 2010 Finalist at the Hoeilaart Jazz Competition
  • 2010 Semi-finalist at the Nottingham International Jazz Piano Competition
  • 2010 Semi-finalist at the 5th Martial Solal Jazz Piano Competition
  • 2010 ASCAPlus Award
  • 2011 ASCAPlus Award



  • Software: Logic Pro, Pro Tools, MS Office Suite, Final Cut, Finale, Sibelius, Quickbooks, Wordpress
  • Traditional audio: mixing, recording, microphone placement and technique, sound design, hardware interfaces
  • Digital audio: Digital audio workstations, synthesis, MIDI, plug-ins, sample libraries, audio editing and troubleshooting
  • Comfortable and experienced in office, live performance, recording studio, and post-production settings
  • Collaborated and liaised with content producers and gained familiarity with various media workflows