Featured as one of ASCAP's Composers to Watch, Ariel Marx is a New York City-based composer and multi-instrumentalist for film/tv and multimedia. Her scores have premiered alongside films at national and international film festivals, such as Sundance, Tribeca, and SXSW, winning awards at several for her musical contributions. Ariel draws from many different genres and often combines orchestral and folk instruments with electronics to create unique worlds of sound. Ariel earned her Masters of Music degree in composition with a concentration in film scoring from New York University's Steinhardt program, and is currently an Adjunct Faculty. 

Ariel is currently finishing up the score for Jennifer Fox's The Tale starring Laura Dern, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Debicki and Jason Ritter, and is assisting composer Marcelo Zarvos (Fences, The Affair, Z: The Beginning of Everything).


Awards & Recognition


Student Visionary Award for at Tribeca Film Festival for Laura Moss' Fry Day

Best Original Score for Forever at First Run Film Festival

Nominated for Best Original Score for Suffer at Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest

Short Film Contest Winner from Hammer to Nail for Laura Moss' Fry Day


Spike Lee Fellowship grant for Joyce Sherrí's Forever

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Award for Dagny Looper's Tiny Mammals

Best Song for West of Her at Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Featured Composer at Scruffy City Film and Music Festival

Short Film Contest Winner from Hammer to Nail for Joe Sackett's Pregnant


Columbia/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop participant

Henry Mancini Scholar Fellowship (The ASCAP Foundation)

Best Original Score for ANTIMAN at First Run Festival


Women in Music Scholarship (The Sorel Organization)