Allyson Newman gained her Masters degree in composition from the Sydney Conservartorium of Music. Her first feature film Watermark screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003 after which she then moved to LA to study film scoring at USC. Allyson has been awarded both an Australia Council for the Arts Grant and an Australian Guild of Screen Composers Award for her work in film music. Allyson scored the multi award winning documentary feature Limited Partnership that premiered on PBS Independent Lens in 2015. Allyson also co-scored comedy feature Spare Change directed by Orange is the New Black producers Arturo Guzman and Jonathan Talbert. Alongside writing partner Matt Novack, Allyson wrote music for the comedy series Filthy Preppy Teens (2016), as well as the three-time Emmy Winning TV series Childrens Hospital. Allyson also scored the Emmy nominated (2016) media series Her Story, and her most recent feature film Hot to Trot premiered at the Frameline Film Festival 2017. In July 2017 Allyson participated in the prestigious BMI Conducting Workshop.