NYU Steinhardt News

Film Scoring Student Wins 2013 APRA|AMCOS Professional Development Award

Joe Twist, current NYU Steinhardt Film Scoring student and recipient of the 2012 Brian May Scholarship, has just been awarded the 2013 APRA|AMCOS (Australasian Performing Right Association/Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society) Professional Development Award for Film and Television. Along with Joe Twist, the Australia-based performing rights association has selected a small group of talented musicians who will each receive $30,000 worth of prizes and a $12,000 cash prize. He was chosen from over 2,000 composers.

Joe Twist's eclectic experience as a composer, arranger and musician has involved vocal and instrumental concert music, as well as jazz, cabaret and film music. He is a recipient of the Brian May Scholarship for Film Music and is pursuing a Scoring for Film and Multimedia Masters degree at NYU's Steinhardt School. Twist's work has included arrangements for The Wiggles, David Hobson and Teddy Tahu Rhodes, Gondwana Choirs and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. His film works include the scores for Tim Marshall's Gorilla and Brendon McDonall's The Law. Twist is currently working on many film scores and concert works, including new works for the NYU Symphony Orchestra after receiving a composer residency with the orchestra for 2013. www.joetwist.com

For more information on the award click here.