Composer Vinicius Barbosa Pippa believes that musicians need to be creative not only in their musical works, but also how they structure their career. In this episode we discuss Vinicius’ journey from Brazil to the Berklee School of Music, to LA where he is currently running his own company “The Music Giant.” During our conversation we discuss how to say yes to diverse opportunities without losing sight of the ultimate goal, how to gain essential skills in unexpected places, and how to have fun and enjoy life along the way.
Video game orchestral composer Amanda Cawley joins us to discuss creating the music and atmosphere for the video game "Siegebreaker." It's a fascinating discussion of the challenges of composing and producing numerous musical options for interactive entertainment.
Christine Smith is co-founder and co-owner of Frosted Lens Entertainment, an entertainment and informational content development company. Prior to her work at Frosted Lens, she held the position of Sound & Music Director/Composer-in-Residence for RPR Studios. Her work has been heard in award-winning films, commercials, and promotional videos. She is currently the host and editor of the podcast "Musicians vs the World" where she explores the many aspects of Musician life.
A classically trained pianist, Christine studied with concert pianists Adelina Krivoshena and Asya Markova in her youth. She continued her studies in Piano Performance at Brigham Young University studying with Dr. Jeffrey Shumway and Dr. Scott Holden.
Since then Christine has enjoyed performing in solo recitals and in collaboration with various musicians, bands, and ensembles across the country. Though her first love is classical music, she has had the pleasure of working and learning from great musicians of all genres. She has performed as soloist, collaborator, and conductor. And because she loves teaching almost as much as she loves performing, she coaches a few favorite piano students in her home-town studio.
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