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I earned a Bachelor of Music Composition from Columbia College Chicago and just recently earned a Master's in Music for Scoring for Film, TV, and Video Games. I am an active composer for visual media. Being a composer for visual media demands that you are well-versed in a variety of different compositional styles, not just those of the classical tradition.
I took 3 years of ear training courses during my time at Columbia College Chicago and actively work on sharpening my ear training skills. I believe that developing a sharp ear will enable growing musicians to understand and communicate about what they are hearing; further immersing them into this sonic art form,
I have been playing guitar for 13 years and piano for 6. I earned a Bachelor's in Music from Columbia College Chicago and have recently acquired my Master's in Music for Scoring for Film, TV, and Video Games from Berklee College of Music.
I have been playing guitar for 13 years and have been teaching for 5. During my studies at Columbia College Chicago I took private guitar lessons for 4 years (rock, fusion, jazz, classical, flamenco).
I took a year of music history courses at Columbia College Chicago and study musicology as a hobby.
Along with personal study of music theory, I have taken 3 years of Music Theory classes during my time at Columbia College Chicago. I believe the knowledge of music theory is integral in becoming familiar with the language and ever-evolving syntax of music while also enabling you to learn about and analyze what musicians and composers have done before you.
During my 13 years of playing guitar I have been writing musical material; whether it be songs or instrumental compositions. During my years at Columbia College Chicago, I supplemented my knowledge of songwriting with my composition courses, theory courses, and jazz harmony courses. I am an active composer for visual media which ensures that I am writing songs weekly.