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Composing Music for Animation

This circle will focus on the many facets of being a career composer in the world of animation and beyond. During the course there will be discussions on how to market yourself as a composer, landing gigs, developing your unique sound, workflow and composition tools, score production, collaboration with your filmmaker and the specifics of composing for animation and how it differs from other areas of media composition.

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
0-3 Years

The ideal mentee for this class is a composition student who is close to graduation or composers in the first few years of their media composition careers.

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice Per Month

Dates:  2nd and 4th Tues of the month

Meeting Times: 5:00pm – 7:00pm (PST)

Circle Leader

Catherine Joy

With a passion for music and collaboration, Catherine Joy is a composer for film, media and live performance. She won Best Documentary Score for the uplifting feature documentary Gold Balls. Catherine recently scored the documentary Naughty Books (Hulu) which features narration by Aisha Tyler, Allison Tolman and Aimee Garcia, and resulted in an ASCAP Composers Choice Award nomination. Her latest feature, Potato Dreams Of America premiered at SXSW as part of the narrative feature competition. She is currently scoring the documentary animation series There’s No ‘I’ in Island (Screen Australia). Catherine is the President for the Alliance for Women Film Composers and the founder and CEO of Joy Music House, a full service score production company.

Title/Expertise:  Composer

Company:  Joy Music House

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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