I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t obsessed with music. As a child, I would leave my video games running and just sit, listening to the music. In high school, I was that stereotypical guy who had their CD player with them at all times and their headphones glued to their head. While growing up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, this fascination drove me to learn how to play many instruments. Through formal lessons, I learned to play piano, bass guitar, and trombone. After graduating high school, I attended Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario where I majored in Psychology. Here, outside of my studies, I learned how to work with Digital Audio Workstations such as Logic and ProTools.
Throughout university, I wrote and played music solely as a hobby, but in my third year of my degree, I had an epiphany. I knew I needed to change that hobby into my career. After graduating, I moved to Vancouver and enrolled in the Art Institute of Vancouver’s Professional Recording Arts program.
In my time here, I’ve been lucky to work with some great people on animated shorts, trailers, and video games. These projects have allowed me to not only compose music, but also create and record sound effects. I quickly developed a respect for sound design and the process of implementing sound effects into visual media.
So, what now? The short answer: work to perfect my craft. I consider myself a curious mind, one that is willing to do what it takes to improve. I’m confident that this willingness to learn as well as my drive for improvement will allow me to further my dream career: making great audio for media.