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Based in Toronto, Steph Copeland is a multi-award winning screen composer, producer and recording artist, best known for thriller, drama and genre film scores (CascadeVicious Fun, The Retreat, Outpost, Laced, The Oak Room, Bite). In 2022 and 2023, she took home three Canadian Screen Music Awards for best score for a Narrative Feature Film (The Retreat and Outpost) as well as best score for a Television Special (Lethal Love). In 2024 she earned two Canadian Screen Award nominations for Original Song as well as Achievement in Music: Original Score for the feature film Cascade.

In August 2023, Copeland worked with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra and acclaimed conductor Anton (Tono) Popovic in Bratislava, recording her feature film score for ‘A Máme, Čo Sme Chceli’, a political, family drama on the 1993 separation of Czechoslovakia.

Steph began her music journey as a singer-songwriter and electro-pop artist in Windsor and Detroit, performing and touring with fellow artists on both sides of the border.  Her original songs have seen placements in series such as Tiny Pretty Things, Snowpiercer, L.A.’s Finest, UnREAL, animated series Mysticons, The Unicorn Academy and more. Commercial works include NBA Canada, Thule Sweden, The North Face, Destination Toronto, Pan-Am Games, BOSE, National Ballet School of Canada.  

In addition to composing for the screen and songwriting, Steph occasionally takes on the role of music director. In 2018, she produced and conducted female ensemble performances opening the 2018 SOCAN Awards featuring Brett Kissell as well as the 2018 TIFF Gala featuring Sarah Slean, Stacey Kay and The Tenors. Steph is a classically trained vocalist with roots at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

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CASCADE (2023)

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Winner - Best Score for a Narrative Feature Film  - Canadian Screen Music Award

"The Retreat makes for a gruesome,gritty thriller that let's it's stars shine"

- The Globe and Mail

"A gory horror flick that can compete with the best of the Hollywood slashers"

- theBUZZ Media

"A solid, entertaining, Thrill ride well worth the watch"

- Fears magazine


LACED (2023)

Nominee - Alan Parsons Award for Best Original Score  - Scotland International Festival of Cinema



"Synth-drenched pandemonium made with equal parts heart and wit"

- Luke Rodriguez, Modern Horrors

"The music by Copeland is fierce fun as she uses 80's synth rock as her own personal playground. Any lover of synth horror is going to adore this score"    - Kelly McNeely, iHorror


- The Happy Phantom

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OUTPOST (2022)



"One of The Oak Room's true strengths is the potent and aura inducing score"

- Rachel Reeves, Vehlinggo

"Copeland's tantalizing, mood-enhancing score beautifully compliments the films carefully constructed workaday settings ...creates an aural temperature that hits on all levels"

- Rue Morgue Magazine

"Somber, primal and foreboding music by (Copeland)"

- Andrew Mack, Screen Anarchy

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A Máme, Čo Sme Chceli 

Original Score available on

Spotify and Apple Music

A Máme, Čo Sme Chceli (2023)

Making the Score with the Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra in Bratislava

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