Music Composition for Film and Multimedia
Briefly tell us why you chose your program:
The Scoring for Film and Multimedia program at NYU is one of the top Film Scoring programs in the country. Making the decision to come here was an obvious choice. The school is located in one of the most artistically affluent cities in the world, is extremely well connected, and has professors that not only care whole-heartedly about their students but are actively pursuing careers within the industry as well. The amazing opportunities and events that have been held within my first semester completely blew my mind!
My inspiration is:
The excitement of the challenges ahead
I would like to be remembered for:
My Academy Award Win...that I have yet to win.
Something I collect:
Movies (Currently over 400 collected)
Why I went to Graduate School:
To fine tune my craft and get plugged into the network
My best job ever:
Working on a Broadway Show in London, England
A hobby I have is:
Collecting Maseratis...I wish.
The professor who influenced me the most:
My favorite place to study is:
Effys Cafe, 92nd and 3rd.
My best commuity service experience:
Performing some good ol' standards on my sax at a nursing home!
My secret passion is:
To be the next Iron Chef
If I could take a year off I would:
Travel the world (In the style of Anthony Bourdain)
Where you grew up:
What are your plans after you graduate?
Honors, Awards, and Achievements:
National Grand Prize winner of the MTNA Composition Competition, Music publishing by Carl Fischer, University of Delaware Composition Award, Orchestrator and Copyist on Broadway musical and BBC/PBS Special, Berklee College of Music MVP Award, various film scores and concert recordings.
Community Service and Other Activities:
Composer for the Delaware Symphony Orchestra's outreach program, Project MUSIC. Provided and arranged all music for free concerts and music lessons in public elementary schools of underprivileged children.