Benjamin R. Newhouse

Composer



Credit List   Education   Technology Skills   References   Biography   Music Samples

 Work Experience
5/04 - present -- Authored and taught the web-based, online course, 'Producing Music with Digital Performer' for Berklee College of Music -- Boston, MA
8/04 - 5/06 -- USC, MBA graduate student -- Los Angeles, CA
8/03 - 7/04 -- Authored book, 'Producing Music with Digital Performer'
  • Available for purchase at amazon.com and other web book stores.
• Required text for music technology classes at Berklee College, USC, and others.
8/02 - 8/04 -- Berklee College of Music -- Assistant Professor -- Boston, MA
  • Teach classes in both music technology and composition.
• Attend department meetings to help shape the curriculum.
• Meet with students on an individual basis to address their concerns and guide them.
5/01 - Present -- Freelance Composer and Recording Engineer -- Sherman Oaks, CA
and Boston, MA

  • Compose music and produce music for television, film, music libraries and commercial CD's.
• Engineer recording sessions of instrumentalists and vocalists.
• Manage marketing, budgets and billing.
3/99 - 5/01 -- Alan Ett Music Group -- Music Supervisor and Composer -- Studio City, CA
  • Composed music for television and film using Digital Performer.
• Edited library music and sound effects to picture using Pro Tools.
• Engineered recording sessions of instrumentalists and vocalists.
• Created final mixes of television shows and music.
• Communicated directly with clients regarding creative direction and scheduling.
• Supervised all aspects of music during post-production.
• Prepared cue sheets documenting usage and authorship information using Filemaker Pro.
• Catalogued music and designed audio CD's for library usage.
1/99 - 3/99 -- Mike Post Productions -- BMI Pete Carpenter Fellowship Recipient -- Burbank, CA
  • Composed music for television.
• Assisted with MIDI orchestrations.
9/96 - 12/98 -- Eastman Computer Lab - Computing Advisor -- Rochester, NY
  • Installed software and hardware on Macintosh, IBM, and UNIX platforms.
• Troubleshot problems for individual computer users.
6/95 - 12/98 -- Freelance Composer -- Harrisburg, PA
  • Composed music for concert ensembles and high school marching bands.
• Provided MIDI rehearsal tapes.
• Managed budgets and billing.
 Education
University of Southern California (USC) -- Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the USC Marshall School of Business, May 2006
Eastman School of Music -- Bachelor of Music in Composition, GPA: 3.90
  • Classical Composition Teachers -- Christopher Rouse, Augusta Read Thomas, David Liptak, Sydney Hodkinson
• Film Scoring and Electronic Media Teachers – Fred Sturm, Allan Schindler
• University of Rochester Take Five Scholars Program – Completed self-designed curriculum in interactive multi-media production, video production and computer programming.
 Technology Skills
Hardware – Macintosh, IBM PC, Silicon Graphics
Operating Systems – Mac OS (7.0-9.0), Windows (98-2000-NT), Unix (Irix 6.2-6.5)
Music – Digital Performer, Pro Tools, Digital and Analog Mixing Boards
Languages and Environments – Csound, HTML, C++
Application Tools – MS Office, Explorer, Netscape, Macromedia Director, Filemaker Pro, Adobe Photoshop
 References
Mike Post -- Television Composer (Hill Street Blues, NYPD Blue) -- Available Upon Request
Dick Whittaker --Walt Disney Company, Manager of Production --Available Upon Request
Scott Liggett -- Television Composer (Priceline Ad Campaign, ESPN Ad Campaign) -- Available Upon Request
 Credit List
Company Logos
  • Disney DVD Logo -- Music Composition
• Disney Home Entertainment Logo -- Music Composition
• Vista Series DVD Logo -- Music Composition
Feature Films
  • 'Held For Ransom' -- Emmitt Furla Films -- Music Composition
• 'The Black Mask' -- Artisan Entertainment -- Music Composition
• 'The Breaks' -- Artisan Entertainment -- Music Composition
• 'Food For Thought' -- Fire Breathing Dragon Productions -- Music Composition
Television Themes
  • 'The Lance Burton Magic Special' -- Fox Family Channel -- Music Composition
• 'Courage' -- Fox Family Channel -- Music Composition
• 'Child Stars' -- A&E --Music Composition
• 'Chicago Lifeline' -- The Discovery Channel -- Music Composition
• 'Medical Diary' -- The Discovery Channel -- Music Composition
• 'Forensic Files' -- Court TV -- Music Composition
• 'The Big Game' -- European TV -- Music Composition
Television Shows
  • 'Kids Say the Darndest Things' -- CBS -- Music Composition
• 'Funny Flubs and Screw-ups' -- ABC -- Music Composition
• 'Guinness World Records' -- FOX --Music Composition
• 'TV Guide Scandals' -- FOX -- Music Composition
• 'World's Funniest' -- FOX -- Music Composition & Supervision
• 'Courage' -- Fox Family Channel -- Music Composition, Supervision & Editing
• 'World Gone Wild' -- Fox Family Channel -- Music Composition
• 'Biography' -- A&E -- Music Composition, Supervision & Editing
• 'Child Stars' -- A&E --Music Composition
• 'Intimate Portrait' -- Lifetime -- Music Composition & Editing
• 'Suicide Missions' -- History Channel -- Music Composition, Supervision & Editing
• 'Modern Marvels' -- History Channel -- Music Composition & Supervision
• 'History's Mysteries' -- History Channel -- Music Composition, Supervision & Editing
• 'Planet's Funniest Animals' -- Animal Planet -- Music Composition, Supervision & Editing
• 'A Dating Story' -- TLC -- Music Supervision & Editing
Las Vegas Shows
  • The Lance Burton Magic Show -- Music Composition
Music Library
  • Christmas CD -- Opus One Music Library -- Music Composition
Commercials and Promos
  • Toyota's Great Adventure Campaign -- Music Composition
• Arrest and Trial Promos -- UPN -- Music Composition
Concert Music
  • Heat -- Orchestral overture premiered by the Eastman School Symphonic Orchestra.
• Rondo for Flute and Piano -- Performed at the PA Governor's Mansion Arts Banquet.
• In Memoriam -- Performed at the Hong Kong New Music Festival.
• Overture alla Russe -- Orchestral overture premiered by the PA Governor's School Orchestra.

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