Nami Melumad is an Israeli-Dutch film composer, based in Hollywood, California. Her scoring credits include over 130 projects in a wide range of genres, most notably the HBO Max comedy, An American Pickle, starring Seth Rogen, the Amazon thriller-drama series, Absentia, starring Stana Katic, and the virtual reality video game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, developed by Respawn Entertainment. Nami is the first woman to ever score a Star Trek episode, and her music and arrangements can also be heard on the recently-released Borat Subsequent MovieFilm. Her works claimed multiple international awards, including the Hollywood Music in Media Award for her work on Passage, Best Short Score at Fimucite (out of 908 score entries), and Best Featurette Score at Idyllwild Festival of Cinema. Nami’s compositions have been performed by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra, Haifa Symphony Orchestra and Helix Collective Ensemble.
As a board member of the Alliance for Women Film Composers and a member of Women in Film, Nami is passionately involved in the film & tv community in LA and takes pride in scoring lgbtq+ and feminist projects.
An alumna of the prestigious ASCAP Film Scoring workshop, she graduated from the SMPTV program at the University of Southern California and holds a B.A. in multi-style composition from the Jerusalem Academy of Music, where she was admitted directly to sophomore year. Born in Israel, Nami started her musical life as a pianist and a flute player, performing in orchestras and bands, and she also plays guitars, uke, and some clarinet. After completing her two-year IDF military service she traveled the world with a big backpack (New Zealand, Australia, China, Thailand), and a small backpack (Israel, Europe, Canada, USA). She is an enthusiastic Trekkie and an avid film fan but also enjoys oil painting, hiking, and having coffee with friends.