Susie Benchasil Seiter is a prolific composer, conductor and orchestrator for film, television, video games, and live concerts. She recently completed co-composing the Netflix limited series drama Thai Cave Rescue due out this fall.
Seiter is best known for orchestrating and conducting remarkably successful orchestral concert world tours Evanescence: Synthesis, Lindsey Stirling's Orchestra tours. The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses and Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions. Combined, these tours have been performed more than 400 times by some of the world's most respected orchestras. In 2017-2018 alone, she conducted over 80 orchestras, including the Royal Philharmonic at London's Apollo Hammersmith, The Orchestra of St. Luke's at Madison Square Garden, the National Symphony Orchestra at Wolf Trap, and the Sydney Symphony at the iconic Sydney Opera House. Seiter excels in leading popular symphonic film concerts such as Frozen Live, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Pixar in Concert and Toy Story Live. Last year she conducted the Paramount blockbuster hit Snake Eyes: A GI Joe Origin Story, Netflix's holiday favorite 8-Bit Christmas and the Disney+ Zootopia series. She is excited to appear this fall and winter with Toy Story Live, Muppets Christmas Carol, Coco and Nightmare Before Christmas live in various cities.
Parallel to her active concert career, Susie Seiter has worked alongside her husband, composer Chad Seiter, conducting and orchestrating his music to many AAA video game titles that include some of history's most popular, enduring franchises: Star Trek: The Video Game and LEGO Jurassic World and Microsoft Studios' major game release, ReCore.
Also a frequent collaborator with Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, Seiter orchestrated The Banner Saga series as well as his BAFTA nominated score, Assassin's Creed: Syndicate, which was recorded at Abbey Road Studios. Her orchestrations for the Journey Traveler's Symphony debuted at Royal Albert Hall this summer.
Susie was on the orchestration team for Disney's Encanto, Universal Pictures' film Minions and Guillermo Del Toro's Crimson Peak and The Book of Life and Star trek Picard.
Ms. Seiter believes that orchestral music should be shared and celebrated by all generations, and she takes great pride in her contributions as a composer, conductor and orchestrator. Originally from Baltimore, Seiter now calls Los Angeles home, where she lives with Chad and their sons Samuel and William.