Scott Starrett

Scott Starrett


Scott Starrett has composed original music for award-winning feature films and television. According to The Boston Globe, his music possesses “an attractively dappled quality as contrasting gestures interrupt and overlap each other.”

Starrett’s recent composing credits include VH1’s scripted drama Daytime Divas, Fox’s medical drama The Mob Doctor, NBC’s conspiracy-thriller series The Event, as well as the score for all six seasons of Lifetime’s dramatic-comedy series Drop Dead Diva. Starrett’s film credits include scoring the HBO feature Dim Sum Funeral and the Apollo astronaut feature documentary The Wonder of It All. He has also collaborated as a composer-orchestrator with Michael Kamen on HBO’s From the Earth to the Moon and MTV’s Bryan Adams Unplugged as well as creating musical arrangements for Lisa Loeb.

As a concert composer, Starrett’s works have been performed by the Boston-based Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra, the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and the Juilliard Symphony. After graduating from Stanford University, Starrett earned a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he studied under John Corigliano, Academy Award winning composer of The Red Violin. He was then awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study music composition in Rome, Italy, under the sponsorship of Hans Werner Henze. Starrett was a MacDowell Colony Fellow and is currently a member of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP); the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop; and the Dramatists Guild.

Selected Credits


Westbrook Media / Hulu
Director: Ramy Romany
Producers: William Swann
Starring: Cole Walliser, Cat Jimenez

Daytime Divas 
Sony Pictures Television / VH1
Producers: Amy Engelberg, Wendy Engelberg
Starring: Vanessa Williams, Fiona Gubelmann, Tichina Arnold

Drop Dead Diva (All 6 Seasons) 
Lifetime Entertainment
Director: James Hayman
Producers: Josh Berman, Neil Meron, Craig Zadan
Starring: Brooke Elliot, Margaret Cho, Jackson Hurst

The Mob Doctor 
Director: Michael Dinner
Producers: Josh Berman, Rob Wright, Michael Dinner
Starring: Jordana Spiro, Zach Gilford, William Forsythe

The Event 
Director: Jeffrey Reiner
Producers: Evan Katz, Jeffrey Reiner, Steve Stark, Nick Wauters
Starring: Ian Anthony Dale, Laura Innes, Zeljko Ivanek, Jason Ritter

Taikonautz (Pilot) 
Hello Productions
Director: Mark Feigin
Producer: Mark Feigin

City of Water 
Municipal Art Society / PBS
Director: Jasper Goldman, Loren Talbot


The Hopeful Sports Arc
Director: Brendan Kirsch
Producers: Eric J. Arnold, Eric Nelso

Dim Sum Funeral 
Imagination Worldwide / HBO
Director: Anna Chi
Producers: Clark Peterson, Tom Berry, Donald Martin

Between Love & Goodbye 
Embrem Entertainment
Director: Casper Andreas
Producers: Michael Curry, Don T. Kojima, Mich Lyon

A Four Letter Word 
Embrem Entertainment
Director: Casper Andreas
Producers: Simon Jorna, Mich Lyon

The Wonder Of It All 
Jeffrey Roth Productions
Director: Jeffrey Roth
Producers: Jeffrey Roth, Stephen Beck

Slutty Summer 
Embrem Entertainment
Director: Casper Andreas
Producers: Runar Petursson


Serenade (For string orchestra) 
Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra
Conductor: Scott Yoo

MTV Bryan Adams Unplugged (String arrangements for Bryan Adams) 
MTV / A&M Records


Fulbright Scholar
Music Composition, Fulbright Commission, Rome, Italy

MacDowell Colony Fellow
Fellow in Music Composition

BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop


The Juilliard School
Master of Music
Study with John Corigliano
Stanford University
Bachelor of Science