(AT A GLANCE)
Jocelyn C Chambers is a Composer-creative based in Los Angeles, CA. An Austin, TX native, Chambers’ love-affair with film began during childhood. She often found herself crying at the movies as early as 8 years old. When she realized it was film music that struck a chord with her, she instantly chose to pursue it as her career. A classically trained composer and pianist, Chambers’ resonant work spans multiple genres. Her emotive neoclassical work is found in the award-winning feature documentary Mama Gloria. Her bubbly jazz is found in James Beard award-winning chef Mashama Bailey’s Masterclass course. Most recently, her joyful Southern blues is found in James Beard award-winning chef and author Michael Twitty’s Masterclass course. In addition to her independent work, Chambers is a staff composer for critically-acclaimed ad music house Butter Music and Sound. Her commercial work ranges from fantasy orchestral to hyperpop anthems to video game-inspired 8-bit music. Her work has been featured in high-profile ads for Cotton and Clash of Clans. When not composing for the silver screen, Chambers has written classical commissions for harpist Yolanda Kondonassis, the Orange County Women’s Chorus, and Houston Grand Opera. When not composing, Chambers is running her home bakery Sweets by Jocelyn, where she specializes in gourmet pies. Yes, she bakes for all her clients. Read more...
WHAT I'M UP TO
Chambers was commissioned to write a chamber piece for the world-renowned Houston Grand Opera. The piece, "Take Your Eyes Off My Joy" features libretto by Houston-based Poet Laureate Emeritus Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton. Chambers and Mouton were tasked with writing a piece that encompasses the idea of Identity. The resulting piece highlights the sacred experience of Black Joy and the desire to protect it at all costs. It was premiered in May 2023 as part of HGO's Music and Meditation: Seeking the Human Spirit concert series.
Chambers is a featured baker in Hulu's original baking competition: Baker's Dozen. The show highlights 13 self-taught and classically-trained bakers who go head-to-head for $5,000 and a golden rolling pin trophy. Baker's Dozen is judged by actress Tamera Mowry-Housley and former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses. Chambers competes in episode 5. All episodes are streaming only on Hulu.
Chambers is a selected participant of the 2021-2023 NBCUniversal Composer Initiative! This initiative, headed by NBCUniversal's Global Talent Development and Inclusion team, serves to mentor and bring diverse composers to the forefront, right where they belive. Chambers is 1 of 8 composers selected, out of 700 applicants. Read more about the initiative on the Hollywood Reporter.