Barbadian Jazz Musician ready for the big screen through Berklee College of Music specialised Training
Local jazz saxophonist and composer Andre Woodvine has just completed an intensive twelve week film scoring course at the internationally renowned Berklee College of Music online school. Andre was inspired to take the course after attending a workshop last year at the EBCCI with noted Canadian film composer John Welsman.
“I see a need for Barbadian musical compositions to compliment the growing number of Caribbean film projects,” says Woodvine, “with this essential training, I feel better prepared to assist in the development of our local and regional film industries.”
The Berklee College online course included topics such as spotting, synchronization, overlapping cues and scoring under narration. This is the first time that Woodvine has studied on the internet, Andre comments “We had composers in such far away places as the Andes, Switzerland and Australia participating in this online course. It was an excellent experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about improving their musical skills without traveling to the United States.”
Woodvine originally attended Berklee College of music in Boston Mass. from 1982 to 1986 where he received a Bachelor of music degree. He has since gone on to release five CDs of original Caribbean Jazz and his original compositions have been featured in performances across the Caribbean, North America and Europe.
During this Berklee course, Andre was required to complete several short film scores, these can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/user/andrewoodvine.