Zev Burrows, composer (R)
Soon to be featured by ASCAP as a Composer to Watch, Zev Burrows is a composer for film, musical theatre, television, and the concert hall.
He was chosen for this year’s New York Musical Festival Student Leadership Program, and the opening number from his musical The Pledge (book and lyrics by Mark Evan Chimsky) was performed in a live concert at the festival in New York City on July 27 and 28, 2018.
Zev graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2015 and has composed the scores for numerous projects. He recently participated in the BMI Composing for the Screen Workshop, the Dramatists Guild Musical Composition Master-Class with Tony Award-winning composer Mark Hollmann, and the ASCAP/Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop, where he scored the opening film of the 30th annual Columbia University Film Festival, Absent (winner of the Directors Guild of America Student Film Award, Asian American category).
In addition to his film and musical theatre work, he is also a contributing composer for Velvet Green Music, a brand-new production music library in Santa Monica, California, where he regularly contributes to various genres of underscore and was the featured artist for May 2017.
Zev resides in New York City.
Mark Evan Chimsky, librettist/lyricist (L)
Mark Evan Chimsky is the head of his own editorial consulting business. In his publishing career, Mark has edited a number of best-selling books, including Johnny Cash’s memoir, Cash. Mark was executive editor and editorial director of Harper San Francisco; director of trade paperbacks at Little, Brown; and editor-in-chief of the trade paperback division at Macmillan.
In addition, he has taught at New York University in New York and is an adjunct instructor on the faculty of Emerson College in Boston. An award-winning poet, he is also a contributor to The Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, and Thrive Global.
A member of the Dramatists Guild, Mark is co-creator of the musical The Road of Life (roadoflifethemusical.com), which received a staged reading in July 2014 at the Granite Theatre in Westerly, Rhode Island, and a workshop production in February 2016 at the Musical Theatre Society of Emerson College in Boston
Mark resides in Portland, Maine.