Christine Smith is the Sound & Music Director/Composer-in-Residence for RPR Studios. Her work has been heard in award-winning films, commercials, and promotional videos. In 2019 she became co-founder and co-owner of Frosted Lens Entertainment, an entertainment and informational content development company. 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.
"Music is a language, and we all express ourselves through it. Their struggles are being told through their music. And as we listen to their music, we listen to their struggles as well. And then we become more connected and more human." Flutist Guilherme Andreas celebrates underrepresented Brazilian composers in his new album, "Beyond Bossa Nova." In today's episode, he shares not only his own story, but the fascinating stories of many overlooked Brazilian composers featured on his album.
It is no secret that the score to "Dexter: New Blood" was essential to the world-building and emotional arc of the popular Showtime series. How did it get that way? What makes composing for film and television such a collaborative process? Does that collaboration help or hinder a composer’s creativity? Award-winning composer and musician, Pat Irwin, has much to say about this. And we should listen to him. Pat been a part of influential musical projects his entire career. From his early days in the NYC no-wave bands, to touring with the B-52’s, to attending composition workshops with John Cage and composing for film and television, Pat has enjoyed collaboration and creating music of many different genres. In today’s episode, Christine sits down with Pat to learn about his career, his creative process, and to discuss his newest score, Dexter: New Blood, the most watched show in Showtime History.
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