Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department
Carmen Sandim began studying the piano at age seven. A native of Brazil,
she performed with the Sao Paulo Youth Symphony and won two national
competitions in both Brazilian jazz and classical piano performance
categories by the age of seventeen. She moved to the US in 1996 to
continue her training at Berklee College of Music in Boston where she
was taught by Vuk Kulenovich, Hal Crook, Ed Tomasi, among others.
graduating Magna Cum Laude, she moved to Washington DC where she was
employed as a music composer for radio and television programs. During
her time there, she won several Addy Awards for her compositional
excellence, co-wrote and arranged an original piano quintet CD, Vista De
Mar, and ran her own music production company, JAM - JustAddMusic. In
2001, her orchestral composition, We The People, was released
internationally by the German publisher SONOTON. One of her most recent
projects is a CD of original compositions recorded live at Dazzle.
living in Boulder, Colorado, Sandim is a prominent performer and music
educator, she teaches piano and composition lessons at her home studio,
as well as music classes at Naropa University and Metropolitan State
College of Denver. Carmen holds a Bachelor's degree in film scoring, a
Master's degree in jazz performance and pedagogy.