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I am Master, and I shall call you Padawan.

In August, I graduated with a Master of Fine Arts!  Consequently, I “feel” like a Jedi Master of Music or something, especially because I currently have students.

I feel like I have a thousand more ideas now too, but first I have to” work.”  I have a freebie children’s piece that I’m doing for a friend, and I have some transcribing and editing work that is paid!  I’m trying to write an orchestral piece (originally, I wanted a symphony) for a contest next month.  I’m also busy with my students, my “little padawans” as I now sometimes refer to them, with festivals, holidays, and recitals coming up.

This time around graduating, I’m thankful that I haven’t gotten much post-graduation depression, as I have in the past.  I’ve still had many ups and downs, but thanks to my many friends (mostly musical) and family, I have a lot more hope for my future of making it in the world.  I feel more prepared, but I have also learned that I’ll never feel perfectly prepared for anything worth that is trying.  So, I have to just remember my support system and take leaps of faith.  Not too hard, right?

Busy, busy, busy, but not much getting done…

Wow, it has been a while.  Sorry.  I’ve been getting busy again…new students, two student recitals coming up, more homework, past homework catching up with me, habitually taking on more than I can handle, etc…

But I finally have it posted on YouTube! (The contest’s short film that I wrote music for.)

Hope you enjoy.

Also, I’ve been seriously considering (finally) getting my own domain name.  Unfortunately, I just ordered 500 more business cards with WordPress in the domain name.  I guess that will have to wait a bit.

Film Scoring…finally!

In my final, Thesis Semester, I am finally studying film scoring, my dream! I’ve kind of been studying it amateurishly ever since I started composing, but this is the first time that I will dive right into it, with the right tools (software at least), for the real deal of scoring for media.

I’m on my second assignment now, but it’s the first official one of the semester. The unofficial one was scoring an animated short for a contest put on by CINE, more info here. I am hoping sometime to be able to show that one online, but right now I can’t because of the rules of the contest.

My current assignment, the first official one of the semester, is to score the opening part of a documentary. That one I might be able to post when I’m done but I’m not sure yet. My deadline for it is next week, so I will hopefully have another blog post then.