Tai Schiavo is a film composer and teacher based in Boston, Massachusetts. Tai is best known for his synthesis of touching melodies, powerful textures, and imaginative harmonies, launching music into the future on the back of timeless tradition.
Demonstrating his professional versatility, Tai has worked on a variety of projects including arranging for Delaney Renee, contestant on season 20 of American Idol [ABC], and West Chester University's Statesman Jazz Ensemble. Tai also wrote the music for the film Marbleous, by Minna Abalian, presented by the Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Tai is finishing his Film & Media Scoring degree at the Berklee College of Music, where he has composed, orchestrated, prepared, and recorded his original scores with live musicians.
Aside from music for film, Tai is an avid jazz composer. As a sophomore, he was accepted into Berklee's highest-level jazz composition workshop, as the first film scoring student ever accepted. He co-leads a 20-piece big band that plays his original music, and his works for big band earned him the "South Jersey Jazz Society Scholarship".
Beyond composition, Tai also appears as a pianist in live performances and on recordings, and his playing has brought him the "Louis Armstrong Jazz Award".