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Laura Sullivan is a Grammy® Winning Composer and a Billboard Top 10 Recording Artist

Laura Sullivan enjoys great popularity around the world as a Grammy® winning artist, for her New Age, Classical, and Ambient music. Her original music has been included in the score of two Emmy winning documentaries, as well as in many popular television programs, films, and advertisements.

Her recordings consistently receive millions of spins per month in online radio and streaming, among stations around the world, resulting in broad international airplay.

Her music publications are represented by Performing Rights organization BMI which holds more than 600 of her original compositions in her prolific Composer/Songwriter catalog.

Laura's releases are quite often found on Billboard Best Seller Charts in both the Traditional Classical and New Age genres. Her music is a consistent Best Seller on Amazon in New Age, Piano, and Classical categories.

Partial List of Credits:

Title Type Song / Role Composer/Recording Artist Recognition/Awards
Mystical America Album Original Music Laura Sullivan
Pianoscapes for the Trails of North America Album Original Music Laura Sullivan
Close to Home Album Original Performance Traditional PD / Laura Sullivan
Piano Solos Album Original Music Roy Finch / Laura Sullivan Playlisted - Spotify Editorial 
Feast of Joy and Love Album Original Music Laura Sullivan
Love's River Album Original Music Laura Sullivan Grammy® Award Best New Age Album
Calm Within Album Original Music Laura Sullivan Billboard Best Seller Chart
The Modern Romantic Album Original Music Laura Sullivan
Timeless Album Original Performance Classical PD / Laura Sullivan Billboard Best Seller Chart
Healing Album Original Music Laura Sullivan Billboard Best Seller Chart
Serenity Album Original Music Laura Sullivan
A Magical Christmas Album Original Performance Traditional PD / Laura Sullivan Billboard Best Seller Chart
Love Is Album Hold On D. Edward / Laura Sullivan Premier: Magic Johnson's Aspire TV Network
Omkara – The Sound of Divine Love Album Original Music Rupam Sarmah / Laura Sullivan
Action Moves People United Album Hope is In The Air Bobby Susser / Laura Sullivan World Peace Project with UNESCO - USFUCA
Sounds from the Circle Collab Album Original Music Suzanne Doucet, Producer / Laura Sullivan
Angel Blessings Album Original Music Dr. Wayne Dyer / Laura Sullivan Benefitting Hospice, Produced by Cindy Paulos
The Gathering II Collab Album Calligraphy Will Ackerman, Producer / Laura Sullivan
Sky Before a Storm Album Regen's Song Gareth Laffely / Laura Sullivan Billboard Best Seller Chart
Grace Album Grace Is Paul Avgerinos / Laura Sullivan Grammy® Award Best New Age Album
Claroscuro Album Abrazos Rotos Juan Francisco Zerpa / Laura Sullivan
Peace, Music & Poems Album Original Music Rev. Cindy Paulos / Laura Sullivan
Arise Above Abuse Album Original Music Rev. Cindy Paulos / Laura Sullivan Non-Profit Benefit "Women Helping Women"
Love & Loss & Stuff Like That Album Lullaby (Ambient Version) Elizabeth Butler/ Laura Sullivan
So You Think You Can Dance TV Show Clair de Lune Debussy / Laura Sullivan
On the Case With Paula Zahn TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
The Dr. Oz Show TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
MTV's Catfish: The TV Show TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
48 Hours TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Under Dog to Wonder Dog TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
The History Channel TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Fit TV TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Angry Planet TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
The Perfect Murder TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Discovery Civilization Channel TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Steve Wilkos Show TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Jerry Springer TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
The Landscape Channel TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Learning Broadcast TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Music Across America TV Pilot Hope for the Sun Stanley Clarke, Producer / Laura Sullivan
MTV Tr3s TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
PBS - Teen Kids News TV Show Original Underscore Laura Sullivan
Hyundai Advertisement Advertisement Dreaming Underwater Laura Sullivan
Flatliners 2 (Sony Pictures) Feature Film Clair de Lune Debussy / Laura Sullivan
Wake Feature Film Sleepwalking On a Tightrope Roy Finch / Laura Sullivan
Emotions Feature Film Original Soundtrack Laura Sullivan New York Film and Video Festival
The Greatest Silent Sport Documentary Film Jumping Fish Laura Sullivan Emmy Award (Documentary), Fargo Film Festival
Walk Into the Wild: Spirit of Itasca Documentary Film Sunrise on Cloud Palace Laura Sullivan Emmy Award (Documentary)
Valentine's Day Special Short Film Original Soundtrack Laura Sullivan
Nine and A Half Minutes Left Short Film Original Soundtrack Laura Sullivan
Perryton Short Film Original Music Laura Sullivan
Quartett Short Film Original Music Laura Sullivan ASOFF Paris Fashion Film Festival
Tin Can Alley Children's Musical Author & Composer Laura Sullivan
Trust Your Heart Children's Musical Author & Composer Laura Sullivan
The Magic Pearl Children's Musical Author & Composer Laura Sullivan
The Little Monster Children's Musical Author & Composer Laura Sullivan
Freedom Original Single Performer The Battersby Duo/Laura Sullivan
Perfect Cover Single Performer Ed Sheeran / Laura Sullivan
Loneliness (From Naruto) Cover Single Performer Takanashi Yasuharu / Laura Sullivan
Star Wars Cover EP Performer John Williams / Laura Sullivan
Zelda Cover EP Performer Koji Kondo / Laura Sullivan Playlisted - Spotify Editorial 
You Are The Reason Cover Single Performer Calum Scott / Laura Sullivan
Youngblood Cover Single Performer 5SOS / Laura Sullivan
Bohemian Rhapsody Cover Single Performer Freddie Mercury / Laura Sullivan
After Rain Original Single Composer Laura Sullivan
Silueta Original Single Composer Laura Sullivan
900 Voices Video 900 Voices Laura Sullivan
Born Virtuosos Book Author Laura Sullivan 
San Francisco State University (CSU)  Lecture Guest Presenter Laura Sullivan Guest Presenter
Academy of Art University Lecture Guest Presenter Laura Sullivan Guest Presenter
Recording Academy (NARAS) The Grammy® Organization Voting Member Laura Sullivan District Advocacy 
BMI Performing Rights Organization Composer Laura Sullivan Catalog of 600+ Compositions


Laura is the composer, arranger and visionary for the epic video 900 Voices, produced by herself and her Grammy® winning husband, Eric Sullivan900 Voices involves the singing participation of 938 people around the world singing in 27 languages, all in 1 song

Laura's Grammy® winning release, Love's River, (Best New Age Album, 56th Grammy® Awards) includes Laura's piano music and the talents of flugelhorn and trumpet player Jeff Oster (winner of Echoes, NAR Lifestyle, and Independent Music Awards, and ZMR record of the year 2011), Grammy® Award winning artist Nancy Rumbel (of Tingstad and Rumbel), Grammy® Award winning cello player Eugene Friesen (member of the Paul Winter Consort), oboe and English horn player Jill Haley, and four pieces produced by Grammy® Award winning and platinum artist and founder of legendary Windham Hill Records, Will Ackerman, who also performs on the selection title Blessed from the album. The album was also produced by Laura's husband, Grammy® Winning Producer Eric Sullivan. Distinguished engineers on the project include Tom Eaton of Imaginary Road Studios and Michael Starita, Director at ULUV MUSIC and Founder and CEO at Bay Area Music Collective.

Love's River was named one of the top five productions to pass through the hands of Will Ackerman since 2009 by Reviews New Age.

Laura composes underscore for shows seen on CBS, NBC, Fox and Sony including So You Think You Can Dance, On the Case With Paula Zahn, The Dr. Oz Show, MTV's Catfish: The TV Show, 48 Hours, Under Dog to Wonder Dog, The History Channel, Fit TV, Angry Planet, The Perfect Murder, Discovery Civilization Channel, The Landscape Chanel and commercials for Hyundai among many others.

Her music is featured in the Emmy Award Winning documentary "Walk into the Wild: Spirit of Itasca" and the Emmy Award Winning documentary "The Greatest Silent Sport", which was also awarded at the Fargo Film Festival. She composed original music for the film "Valentine’s Day Special" (starring Jon Polito). Laura performed the music for the track "Sleepwalking on a Tightrope" written by Roy Finch for the movie "Wake." She was the composer for the feature film "Emotions" directed by Gio Vitelle which premiered at the New York Independent Film and Video Festival. She also composed and produced original music for the short film Nine and A Half Minutes Left directed by Gunther Thallinger. Her music appears in the score to Quartett by Christina Kruse and Guy Lesser, which poetically brings to life the characteristics of Nana de Bary's Liaison de Perfum. This project was recognized by inclusion in ASOFF, Paris's Fashion Film Festival.

Her music can be found on Amazon.com, iTunes, Rhapsody, Pandora, and charts in frequent rotation on Music Choice, and many other retail stores on and offline. Her discography receives airplay on radio stations around the world. Her albums have charted in the top 2 on The Zone reporter, the internationally recognized New Age and ambient radio chart. Her release, Mystical America, was named #1 New Age Album of 2004 by, Wind and Wire.

Laura is a member of the piano artist collective Whisperings Solo Piano Radio founded by composer, pianist and radio programmer, David Nevue. This artist community promotes through its radio station and concert tours with artists including David Nevue, Scott D. Davis, Suzanne Ciani, David Lanz, Wayne Gratz, and Robin Spielberg.

Ms. Sullivan was chosen as a featured artist on a TV Pilot, Music Across America, produced by legendary Jazz artist, Stanley Clarke. Her releases Mystical America and Pianoscapes for the Trails of North America were produced by acclaimed artist Chris Camozzi, (appearing with artists Jeff Lorber, Michael Bolton, Maria Carey, Barbara Streisand and many others).

Some of the other wonderful artists who have performed with Laura on her albums are Diane Grubbe (flute), Mary Pitchford (violin), Noel Jewkes (saxophone), and Anthony Blea (violin). Laura’s debut album, Piano Solos, includes several selections of music she performed written by film composer, Roy Finch.

Laura is the author of the ground-breaking piano teaching technique, Born Virtuosos: The Innovative Piano Course, as well as the book and CD by the same title. This method uses playful techniques to train young children to play like virtuosos, and learn to read music quickly.

Growing up on a farm in Northern California near the foothills of Mt. Lassen, Laura’s mother was children’s book author Carol Purdy, who is best known for her books Least of All, Mrs. Merriwether’s Musical Cat, and Iva Dunnit and the Big Wind. Carol was also Laura’s first piano teacher and started teaching her to play when Laura was four years old.

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Music with an emphasis in Piano Performance. She is a former student of Dr. Robert E. Bowman and the recipient of the Emily A. Hauss Music Award and the Jane Bowman Jewett Music Award. Laura also holds a master’s degree in Psychology through the School of Education from the University of San Francisco. She has further graduate training from the New School in New York City. She has appeared as a guest presenter in music courses at CSU San Francisco and the Academy of Art College.

Laura is also the author of several musicals for children which were produced by her group called “Star Company Children’s Theater.”

She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Grammy® Winning Producer, Film Director, and Technology VP, Eric Sullivan, and their young daughter. She is a member of the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals and a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (The Grammys®).

"Laura Sullivan's angelic writing and playing evoke vivid imagery, completely capturing the essence of her imaginative song titles. Her creativity is backed up by skillful expressive presentation. This is pure sonic artistry." Brent Fischer, Grammy® Winning Producer, Composer, Arranger (Michael Jackson, Usher, Toni Braxton et al)

"I recently had the honor of producing four pieces with Laura Sullivan for her upcoming release, Love's River. Laura is blessed with a musical soul and the hands to go with it. Her compositions are at once breathtaking and lovely; accessible and yet challenging. The four pieces showed incredible range in style while being held together by the strength of her musical voice. She is a uniquely talented musician who I hope I'll have the pleasure of working with again." Will Ackerman, Grammy® Winner and Founder of Windham Hill Records

"It is easy to see why Ms. Sullivan has such a large following. From the first moment the album began to play, I felt my blood pressure drop and a peace settle in." Dana Wright, Muzik Reviews 

Anyone who has enjoyed the New Age pianism of Liz Story or Suzanne Ciani will find a lot to enjoy about Sullivan.Alex Henderson, All Music Guide 

Laura’s new arrangements take on a mature vitality and soulfulness that makes you want to listen again and again.RJ Lannan, New Age Reporter 

"Laura Sullivan has risen to near the top of the genre by composing and releasing music that embraces a warmth, sincerity, and charm head and shoulders above many of her contemporaries." Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire 

"In the music sense, knowing now what Laura Sullivan has in store for us..., it’s appropriate to say our future has never looked brighter." John P. Olsen, New Age Music World 

"The music on Love’s River is warm and inviting, soothing and uplifting, and should ensure Sullivan’s place in the upper echelons of contemporary pianists." Kathy Parsons, Mainly Piano 

It's touched my soul like no other music has, and in my opinion has a healing aspect that summons a true inner peace. 5 out of 5 stars!Joshua Anderson, Streams-of-Time

Read more about Laura Sullivan on Wikipedia.