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CFMAE hosts song and score symposium

March 11, 2011

Songwriter Shy Carter - image copyright 2010 Nicki B. Photo

The Center for Music and Arts Entrepreneurship, housed at Loyola University New Orleans, will sponsor a Song and Score Symposium focusing on the art of film scoring and commercial songwriting. The symposium features presentations and panels of prominent figures in the fields of film scoring and composing.

The event takes place Saturday, March 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Nunemaker Auditorium, located in Loyola’s Monroe Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Featured speakers during the 11 a.m. film music session include George S. Clinton, whose film credits include the "Austin Powers" and "Santa Clause" movies and "The Astronaut's Wife;" Christopher Young, whose compositions have been featured in major films such as “Spiderman 3,” “The Grudge” and “Drag Me to Hell;” and Jay Weigel, whose recent scores and soundtrack recordings can be heard in “The Green Lantern,” the last six Tyler Perry films including “Meet the Browns” and “Madea Goes to Jail,” “I Love you Phillip Morris,” and numerous documentaries and independent films.

Featured speakers for the 1:30 p.m. songwriting portion include Andrea Stanley, founder and chief operating officer of the online music publisher Songs Inc.; Steve Bogard, president of the Nashville Songwriters Association International; and Shy Carter, who is credited for writing songs for the group Sugarland and Rob Thomas.

Each session will be followed by a panel question and answer session.

The Center for Music and Arts Entrepreneurship is a cooperative function of Loyola, the University of New Orleans, Dillard University and Delgado Community College. Located on Loyola’s campus, CFMAE is dedicated to enhancing the cultural economy of the city by helping musicians, artists, arts educators and arts entrepreneurs create sustainable careers.

For more information, contact Patrick Reagin, CFMAE media coordinator, at pbreagin@loyno.edu or call 504-460-5479.

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