Ann-Mari Pettersen is a Norwegian composer, songwriter and arranger with a passion for storytelling through music.

For many years she studied classical composition techniques with the Norwegian composer Bjørn Sverre Kristensen.

She has studied music production at Noroff, School of technology and digital media and later she continued her education in Film music at Lillehammer under professor in film music Halldor Krogh. Through this school she has had the opportunity to learn a lot about film scoring, work close with directors and write music for both The Norwegian radio orchestra (KORK) and Trondheim Symphony orchestra. (TSO).

Ann-Mari has written music for small ensembles and orchestra pieces, here work ranges from electronic to acoustic music, as well as the combination of both. 

Ann-Mari has written music for documentaries and short films, including The Culture who just won the FIBRESCI-award (critics award) 24th international short film festival in Drama Greece, Best short film Boston film festival, grand jury and student jury price Premiers plans and Short film of the year Bergen international film festival.

“The final result was excellent. My experience is that Ann-Mari is hard working and a very skilled composer. She showed a great capacity and she is creative when it comes to budget and possible solutions. I also experience her as a clearly communicator with both director, producer, sound designer and the editor. I give Ann-Mari my very best recommendations”

-Producer Marte Hansen “The Culture”