2015-10-15 Composers and Schools in Concert and the Game Audio Institute Team Up to Involve High School Music Students in Scoring for Games

October 15, 2015 Santa Cruz, CA –  Composers and Schools in Concert (CSIC), a nationwide nonprofit organization that connects professional composers with high school music students, has teamed up with the Game Audio Institute to sponsor a Game Audio Intensive Workshop Sunday November 1st, 2015 in New York at the Institute of Audio Research.

CSIC and the Game Audio Institute will award one seat in the workshop to a New York-area high school student; Declan St. Onge from Special Music High School is the recipient of the award and will be joining the Institute and other attendees to learn all about Music for Games.

“The Game Audio Institute is the only training program like it that is teaching scoring for games in this way,” explains Lisa Oman, Founder and Executive Director of Composers and Schools in Concert. “What’s unique about what the Institute does is that apart from them, there aren’t many resources available to faculty, especially at the secondary school level, to help teachers put together curriculum for game audio. The Game Audio Institute is the first to publish a book to address this. Prior to their publication, teachers have had to put together game audio composition curriculum on an ad hoc basis. This is a first foray into bringing high school students into scoring for games, and of course that’s right in line with CSIC’s mission, so we were excited to help sponsor this event.”

At the workshop, composers will spend a day with Grammy award-winning composer/producer Steve Horowitz, focusing on game audio. Attendees will get a comprehensive view of how music and sound for games works and how it is different from film and television scoring.

Those who learn about the event through CSIC can sign up now for a 10% CSIC VIP discount with code “gai-vipdiscount-2015” by registering at http://gameaudioinstitute.com/workshop-at-institute-of-audio-research/ .

Learn more about Composers and Schools in Concert at www.composersandschools.com and the Game Audio Institute at http://gameaudioinstitute.com/ .



WHO: Composers and Schools in Concert and Game Audio Institute

WHEN: November 1, 2015

WHERE: New York, NY


Composers and Schools in Concert (CSIC) is a nationwide nonprofit organization based out of Santa Cruz, California. Led by Executive Director Lisa Oman, it is the only organization in the United States dedicated to providing high school students with an educational experience in the professional field of music composition through composer commissions, workshops, and a contemporary score library for young performers.