With music described by her professors as “practically a window into another world”, Ashna Pathan is a professional composer, producer, and recording engineer who is known for the wide range and depth of musical projects she has been involved in. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she made a name for herself organizing, mixing, and mastering various virtual ensemble projects, earning her features in CBS News and the Baltimore Sun. Earlier this year, she was also selected as the 2021 Television Academy Foundation (Emmy Awards) Music Fellow for her excellence in film scoring.
To date, Ashna has scored films that have premiered at the Digital Film Festival, the CINE-CITY NEW VOICES film festival, and the MICA film festival. Ashna also has a special interest in composition for other mediums of the arts, scoring the award-winning dance film, "Ever and Anon", composing experimental music for the 2020 Surface Tension fashion show, and writing two original songs for the virtual musical, "Alex in Quarantine". Her works have been performed by a wide variety of ensembles, including renowned string quartet, "ETHEL", and Johns Hopkin University's largest theatre group, "The Barnstormers". Most recently, she was brought on as an intern/mentee for the music production library, “MPATH TRACKS”, run by Mirette Seireg, Bijan Olia, and Michael Levine. Ashna is also a regular attendee of the NYU Screen Scoring Workshops, receiving scholarships to participate in the 2020 NYU Film Scoring Workshop and the 2021 NYU/BMI Television Scoring Workshop.
As a mix engineer, she was hired in 2019 to mix the premiere EP of the jazz combo, "Okay Dad." Additionally, along with working as a recording engineer for the Peabody Conservatory’s prestigious Recording Arts department, she also co-founded and serves as the lead audio engineer for the viral MBEIQ virtual ensembles, which rapidly grew throughout early 2020 to include a community of over four thousand musicians.
Ashna is currently completing her third year at the Peabody Conservatory, where she is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Music for New Media and a Master’s in Recording Arts and Sciences while simultaneously maintaining her Premier Talent scholarship and consistent status on the Dean’s List with High Honors.