Composer for screen or stage

Rena Poling is a Grand Rapids based composer, music instructor, singer/songwriter, and pianist. She has a nerdy passion for music theory, and loves writing music for media.

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Rena earned her Masters in music in 2014 at the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Institute, studying film music composition with Hummie Mann.

She received her Bachelors degree in music composition from the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theater and Dance in 2013. 



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Some of her musical styles include:


symphonic classical, pop, folk, sacred harp, tango, electronic, film scores, musical theater, modern concert music, video game soundtracks, church music




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~ Software ~


  Finale 2013

  Sibelius 7

  Digital Performer 8

  FMOD Studio

  Protools 10

 Logic 9, X





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The music of Rena Poling has been performed nationally and globally, including: Seattle (WA), Ann Arbor (MI), Grand Rapids (MI), Waynesville (NC), Cincinnati (OH), Chicago (IL), and Oxford (England).



"Rena arranged the music for my wedding and then performed as a pianist. She did an amazing job arranging the music and her piano skills are exceptional! She cares a lot about details and making sure she makes the music sound the way you want it to. She has a vast knowledge of music theory, and a lot of natural talent. I can't recommend her enough!"

-Molly B.



Rena writes music in an attempt to be faithful with the gifts that God has given her, that the music may bring glory to God and refreshment to the human soul.



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Rena would like to thank the many instructors who have helped her along the way, and her awesome brothers for this website.


0 January 03, 2011