Well that’s taken care of. I did it – I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a 3.2 GPA (HA!) and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Music Composition. I can’t believe I actually did it. I know I’ve said this so many times before, but I really never thought that I would go to college. I was always a terrible student in grammar and high school (primary, basically). But, I did it.
And I still can’t believe it – and it’s all thanks to the generous donations of everyone around the world – all 150 of them, raising at total of $6,605.51 for my last semester of school.
Now, it’s on to non-school oriented things. You may have noticed some changes to the website as I’m slowly trying to fix it up to be a little more professional, but still maintain some kind of style so as to present just enough of an image. It’s time to really start working on a music career and I’ve honestly decided that I’d like to compose and produce music for various kinds of media productions… the main goal, of course, being console and computer games.
I’ve always had somewhat of a personal connection, deliberate or not, to the gaming world. I grew up with video games, always loved video games and I’ve especially loved the music… so that’s what I want to do. That’s why I’m always such a big fan of YouTubers and indie developers using my music in their projects… it’s so wonderful to have anything to do with that community and it’s what has always made me happiest in music (aside from making it, of course!)
My next step is to create somewhat of a resume or a one-sheet and put it up here on my site. I have some kind of idea as to what should go on it, but I’m still working that stuff out. For now, I know it has to be short, sweet, diverse and descriptive… Either way, it’s time to start being “more professional”.
I just want to be able to make music every day. To look at something, to see how I relate to it… how it fits in with my life and my experiences and how I can make its music so as to be the perfect emotional frame for it. That’s what it’s always been about, whether it was an idea, a feeling, a moment in time or an homage… I just want to do that every day for the rest of my life.
Then I’ll be happy.
My good friend Nicholas Young filmed, edited and mastered this official video for a track I did called “Lift” (available for free, of course, on SoundCloud). Please check it out, and remember: study hard!