My music journey began in Hawai’i with the piano. I began playing at a young age eventually studying Classical performance at University. After college I left music to pursue other things including the Army and work in the private business sector.

What felt like an unfinished song found me back in the music world where I began graduate work in piano performance. A few years later I started writing music as part of my duties as an adjunct faculty member of San Diego State University.

In 2006, I was commissioned to write a composition for the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, which inspired me to focus on writing music full time. Along with my future wife, Kimberly, we founded Special Blend Music, a music service provider for the Film & Television industry.

Over the years I have scored original music for over two dozen films, composed production music for over 100+ television shows worldwide and supplied soundtracks to highly acclaimed video games.

In addition to writing for film, I personally enjoy arranging and performing sacred music and writing new works from traditional hymn texts.

Thank you for visiting.

Stephen Akina