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Will V.

Dayton, MN

$45/hour

Trained Composer and Music Teacher // Spanish Tutor

Background check passed as of 11/7/16

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St. John's University
Music Composition

Education

St. John's University (Music Composition)

About Will

MUSIC // THEORY // COMPOSITION

I work a composer for visual media. I'm is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, covering all styles from contemporary to classical. I began his film studies with Hollywood orchestrator and composer Sean McMahon (Spiderman 3, Ghost Rider, The Grudge, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer). Following a composition degree from St. John's University in Minnesota, I moved to Los Angeles.

I spent several months working directly under composer Jeff Rona, whose work appears in blockbuster titles such as Gladiator, Black Hawk Down, and Traffic. In my time with Jeff, I wrote regularly for the studio's premier music catalogue, Liquid Cinema, and made contributions to Jeff's most recent television project on Syfy, entitled Dominion.

After returning to Minneapolis, I have nestled comfortably into a composing schedule writing music for film and advertising. This last year, I was the youngest panelist at the Minneapolis International Film Festival and recently started work on my fourth feature film. I work and teach in Minneapolis.

SPANISH // LANGUAGE

I began speaking Spanish in primary school. My first instructor hailed from Costa Rica, and her demanding coursework resulted in a solid foundation and authentic approach to pronunciation. My love for the language was almost instant and resulted in study that carried through middle school, high school and into college. While studying music in university, I volunteered as an ESL instructor, teaching beginning language to students who spoke little to no English.

My teaching style focuses on conversational, and written fluency.
MUSIC // THEORY // COMPOSITION

I work a composer for visual media. I'm is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, covering all styles from contemporary to classical. I began his film studies with Hollywood orchestrator and composer
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Half-hour sessions at $20 per session are also permissible.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Dayton, MN 55327
Background Check: Passed
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Writing
Language:
ESL/ESOL, Spanish

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Composition (Music)

I graduated summa cum laude from St. John's University with a Bachelor of Arts in Muisc with a focus in Music Composition. I make my living as a professional composer for film and media, and my work has been heard in feature films, television commercials, and video games. I am happy to provide a photo of my degree upon request.

General Music

I studied music composition, theory, aural skills, counterpoint, and orchestration in my time at St. John's University in Collegeville, MN. I also work professionally full time as a composer and teach music composition privately out of my home studio. Beyond my work as a composer, I am a multi-instrumentalist and have also worked as a session player, producer, and mix engineer. My experiences range broadly in multiple markets from Los Angeles to Minneapolis.

(Degree provided upon request.)

Music Production

I have have spent more than ten years sequencing and recording music on the Logic Pro platform. As a professional composer for film and television commercials, I am happy to walk students through the nuances of live audio tracking, MIDI sequencing, DAW workflow, and sampled instrumentation. I also work within ProTools conducting cut-downs for music catalogues geared towards commercial media.

Samples of my work are–of course–available upon request.

Music Theory

I hold a degree in composition and have studied theory, counterpoint, and music analysis. Beyond my formal training in music theory, I currently teach composition and theory to several students privately out of my home studio. I am happy to provide a copy of my degree upon request.

St. John's University
Music Composition

Education

St. John's University (Music Composition)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Half-hour sessions at $20 per session are also permissible.

Travel policy

Will will travel within 20 miles of Dayton, MN 55327.