Sandy Shanin (Music) has composed music for five musicals, including, Curses (with Harriet Belkin), Women in Love (with Meredith Stiehm), The Spark: Hannah Senesh and Shahrazad: Heads or Tales (both with Noelle Donfeld) and Ohio (with Ken Gardner and Sara B. Ware). Some of these works have been finalist or semi-finalist in the O’Neill National Theatre Conference, Chicago Stages Festival. Her musicals have had staged readings in Los Angeles, and Chicago and/or London. Shanin has released an album of affirmation songs, I Live in This Moment. Her lyrics (Jocheved) were included in the oratorio entitled Women of Valor by composer Andrea Clearfield. It was recently recorded and released on Albany Records (performed by the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony). Her passion is writing songs for causes, including SongsOfLove.com. Sandy is married to Bill Lasarow, publisher of Visual Art Source online and ArtScene visual art digest. They are proud parents of Eliana Lasarow.