You are cordially invited to participate in a lively group class with a performance component! This wonderful opportunity will allow you to strengthen your musical education; experience the “US” in Opus as you build community through the joy of playing music together; and delight an audience with Irish flare in time for St. Patrick’s Day!
A Brief History of Video Game Music and Sound
This 90 minute class is about the evolution of video game music and how we have gone from bleeps, bloops, and buzzes to fully realized soundtracks. We'll also discuss some of the ways music is used as a tool to directly influence the player and how it adds to a full gaming experience.
Tickets at the door:
Admit One - $20
Admit Two - $30
Current Opus Students - $15
About Guest Lecturer, Brandon Harris:
Brandon Harris is a freelance bassist and private teacher in the Baltimore-Washington area. He has performed with numerous orchestras in the area including the McLean Orchestra, the American Festival Pops Orchestra, and the Pan-American Symphony Orchestra. His past teachers include Glenn Dewey of "The President's Own" Marine Band, Ira Gold of the National Symphony Orchestra, and Paul Johnson of the Baltimore Opera. In his spare time, he enjoys playing video games and studying video game music.
The big kahuna! Our semester recital! Sign up with your teacher today! Typically the 3pm recital is for our Elementary School Aged Students, and our 5pm recital is for our Middle to High School Aged Students. Exceptions to this rule can be made for siblings, and schedule conflicts, just let your teacher know. Dressy clothes are expected, no jeans, flip flops, or torn clothes. We are always grateful for Family Volunteers to help with the recital and reception! And remember, high school students can earn Service Hours with us!
This is a dry run of the recital itself and another chance to practice your piece with piano! If you are signed up for the 3pm recital, please attend the 5:30 dress rehearsal. If you are signed up for the 5pm recital, please attend the 7:30 Dress Rehearsal. You do not have to dress up for the “dress” rehearsal. ;)