Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Legendary Film Composer Chris Boardman to Lead Two-Day Score-Com Symposium June 16-17 in Nashville

         NASHVILLE -- Internationally known film composer, arranger, orchestrator and music professor Chris Boardman will provide insights on composing music for film during the Nashville Composers Association's annual Score-Com Symposium from June 17-18 (Saturday-Sunday) in Nashville.
         "Assembling The Ultimate Film Composers Toolbox" is expected to draw 50 emerging and professional composers to Ocean Way Studios on Music Row for two full days of training. Attendees will learn aspects including counterpoint, orchestration, compositional techniques, and balancing (rhythmic intensity, dissonance/consonance, and dynamics/articulations). Classic score analyses will occur for the films "Vertigo" (Herman), "What Lies Beneath" (Silvestri), "Out of Africa" (Barry), and "Legally Blonde" (Kent). Boardman will also analyze a scene from the movie "No Country for Old Men."


         The Symposium will occur from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. It will cover both creative and business challenges unique to film and media composers, giving attendees the opportunity to write a cue with Chris' guidance.

         All Score-Com Symposium attendees will receive a complimentary Film-Com laminate with the opportunity to attend film industry business seminars, a VIP kick-off reception, and a special networking event on Sunday night.

         "We are thrilled to have the legendary Chris Boardman as our workshop leader for the annual Score-Com' Symposium," said Geoff Koch, president of the Nashville Composers Association. "Attendees will gain access to Chris' decades of professional scoring experience, from the man known in Hollywood as 'the guy who can write anything.'"

         Tuition for Score-Com's two-day symposium is $55 for NCA members and $85 for non-members. Individuals must register by June 7 to receive a free Film-Com conference laminate. Ocean Way Studios is located at 1200 17th Avenue South.

         To register, visit http://nashvillecomposers.org/events/score-com2018/. To learn more about the Nashville Composers Association, visit http://www.NashvilleComposers.org

         Beginning his career in the film, television and recording industry in 1974, Chris Boardman has consistently worked at the top echelon of the entertainment industry. He has received an Academy Award nomination for “The Color Purple," six Emmy Awards, 13 Emmy nominations, ASCAP and BMI film awards, and multiple platinum records for his work with such iconic artists as Quincy Jones, David Foster, Steven Speilberg, Julie Andrews, Shirley MacLaine, Barbara Streisand, Marvin Hamlisch and Josh Groban.

          Well known in Hollywood circles as one of a handful of musicians who can write anything, Boardman’s credits span both industry and genre. Whether it be conducting David Foster’s “World Children’s Day” for television, composing the '70s-inspired score for Mel Gibson’s “Payback,” arranging period dance music for “Swing Kids” and “Meet Joe Black,” orchestrating Anthony Newley’s “Chaplin” for Broadway, or leasing and producing solo recordings as an artist, Boardman embraces these challenges with characteristic integrity and passion. He is one of the most uniquely versatile and highly respected musicians in the industry. Always looking for new challenges, Boardman is the founded successful social media content consulting practice and is at the forefront of the fast-moving online media space.

           Boardman enthusiastically began his teaching career in 2012 at the acclaimed Frost School Of Music at The University of Miami as an Assistant Professor of Practice and director of the Media Writing and Production program. As a testament to his continual quest for excellence, Boardman recently received his second-consecutive “Mentor of the Year" nomination awarded by the graduate school of the University of Miami. His latest project involves reconfiguring the courses he developed at the University of Miami into an online format under the banner of The Chris Boardman Media Group.

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