Despite the heavy amount of rehearsals happening for the final concert, we did have a great workshop via Skype with floating heads of composers Hummie Mann and Austin Wintory.
Hummie Mann’s focus has been in the film industry, having worked on scores and orchestrations with the likes of Mel Brooks and Peter Yates. He is also the creator of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring program.
Austin Wintory, a Fifth House collaborator and Grammy-nominated composer, is a leading force in video game music. He was able to offer his unique perspective on that industry as a complement to Hummie’s.
We spent the rest of the night running through both final concerts, including program order, set up and staging.