Stony Point, New York
Composer for film and television.
Mary Christine Donleavy is a New York based composer for film and television specializing in orchestral work, ranging from romance to up-tempo thrill music. Her Irish heritage has influenced her passion in the creation of a vast array of folk songs. Furthermore, Christine’s music is rich in thematic material, ideal for commercials and film. She combines her skills in music theory and classical piano, guided by her inspiration to create new original music.
As a native New Yorker born into a musical family, Christine began her music career writing music for advertisements, documentaries, and short films. In addition, Christine served as a music editor for the film Una Noche directed by Lucy Mulloy. After attending NYU’s undergraduate composition program, Christine has remained a close NYU community member, guiding student filmmakers in their search for a perfect score within their budget.
Christine was featured at ASCAP’s Columbia Film Scoring Workshop in the spring of 2011. This summer, her music can be heard in “Death by China,” a documentary directed by Peter Navarro and narrated by Martin Sheen.