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ERIC Number: EJ1004223
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0199-4786
My Career: Composer
Morganelli, Patrick
Occupational Outlook Quarterly, v57 n1 p20-21 Spr 2013
In this article, the author talks about his career as a composer and offers some advice for aspiring composers. The author works as a composer in the movie industry, creating music that supports a film's story. Other composers work on television shows, and some do both television and film. The composer uses music to tell the audience what kind of movie it is and to help convey what the actors are expressing. The music can vary, depending on the emotion in each scene. The author studies each project and decides where music will be most effective. When he does live recordings of music for a project, he writes sheet music for each instrument, rents a studio, records the pieces, then edits and mixes the tracks. After the music is recorded, he sends it to the production company along with a list of the precise locations where the music needs to be put into the picture. He says there is no minimum education and no particular career path to become a composer. Spend a lot of time studying the art of composition. One needs to have a firm grasp of the technical stuff. The author makes a concerted effort to keep up with the technological changes in the industry. He reads a lot of magazines and music websites online. He also spends a lot of time exchanging ideas with his colleagues and peers and hearing what they're doing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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