Denise Santos (HS 2006) won “Outstanding Music Composition” in this year’s 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. Together with her writing partner, Adam Lukas, they garnered acclaim for their work on the BBC-commissioned documentary, Primates. To learn more about Denise and the Emmy Awards, go to https://www.preview.ph/culture/emmy-nominated-filipina-composer-denise-santos-a2110-20210929-lfrm
"The Emmy Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in television–whether in American Primetime, Daytime, News and Documentary, Sports, and even in International programs. It is truly a prestigious honor as this is voted on by an academy represented by TV-industry professionals. Apart from going through expert scrutiny, the panel receives over a thousand entries each year, making competition tight and getting a nod an accomplishment in itself.
This is why we’re totally thrilled that Filipina composer, Denise Santos, has won “Outstanding Music Composition” in this year’s 42nd Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards! Together with her writing partner, Adam Lukas, they garnered acclaim for their work on the BBC-commissioned documentary, Primates."
You may also learn more about Denise through an interview on the MC Alumni in the Spotlight: https://www.mc.edu.ph/alumni/news/ArticleID/2013/Alumni-in-the-Spotlight-Denise-Santos-HS-2006
A musician at heart, Denise composes original scores for local and international films and television. Through the guidance of mentors and support of colleagues in the industry, Denise continues to hone her craft, determined to tell meaningful stories through the power of music.