Ann-Mari Pettersen is a Norwegian composer with a passion for storytelling through music.

She has studied classical composition techniques under the Norwegian composer Bjørn Sverre Kristensen, music production at Noroff, School of technology and digital media and Film music at Lillehammer under professor in film music Halldor Krogh. Through her education she has developed her knowledge in film scoring, worked close with directors and has written music for both The Norwegian Radio Orchestra (KORK) and Trondheim Symphony Orchestra. (TSO).

Ann-Mari has written music for a variety of ensembles. Her focus on melodies and rich instrumentation together with the ability to read people and situations makes her stand out as a film composer.

Ann-Mari has written music for several documentaries and short films, including The Culture who 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 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”