This category is for promo material. Examples of student’s work, announcements of partnerships, etc.

Miles Caraker

Miles is a senior at San Francisco State University, where he is studying for his bachelors degree in Cinema. He has long been fascinated with sound design and music, and hopes to move into game audio following his graduation. After two spending two decades immersed in the sounds of films like Star Wars, Lord of the […]

Forrest Balman

BIO Hello, my name is Forrest Balman and I am a candidate for a Bachelor’s of Music in composition at San Francisco State University. Having been exposed to jazz during early childhood, I did not hesitate to begin learning how to play jazz guitar and more. In my teenage years, I began teaching guitar privately […]

Gin Qin

  Born in 1992 in Shanxi, China, Jin Qin has studied music in China and in the US for over 15 years. Classically trained since the age of 9, and he was admitted to the music department to study piano performance and composition at Shanxi University in 2011. In sophomore year, Jin won the second […]

Greer McGettrick

My name is Greer McGettrick. I’m a visual artist and musician/composer currently working toward a Masters of Art in music composition at San Francisco State University. I took Steve Horowitz’s Scoring for Video Game class in fall of 2017 and really enjoyed learning the different philosophy of scoring for a video game than for film. […]

Brendan Wolf

Brendan Wolf is a US composer, jazz pianist, and audio producer born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. At age 17, he recorded his first album “The End of the Beginning” and performed with “The Starlighters” Jazz Quintet for several years in Santa Barbara while studying at UCSB. Brendan is currently pursuing a Masters […]

Jerome Rossen

Jerome Rossen is a composer, songwriter and audio producer. He is best known as the composer for the Happy Tree Friends, a web-based, independent, cult sensation recognized as the most-viewed web series of all time, with over 2 billion video views. Jerome has created music for over 25 video games, most recently for kids games. […]

Lev Strider

My name is Lev Strider, I was raised in Boulder Colorado by far out hippy beatniks and I’ve been writing songs since I was a little boy.  Now I write music for movies, tv and games too. Hands on experience in unity and FMOD has been incredibly helpful to overcome my intimidation factor.  I’m actually […]

Matt Jacobson

My name is Matt Jacobson and I’m a freelance sound designer in San Francisco. I double majored with a B.M. in tuba performance and sound design at Northwestern University. I graduated with Core and DSP certificates from Pyramind Studios in San Francisco, a wonderful sound design and production school. I absolutely love sound design, post […]

Brennan Anderson

I am a composer and technical sound designer with a passion for effective storytelling through audio. From Austin originally, I was surrounded by music and creativity my entire life and quickly worked my way into a career in game audio. I love video games because they are a great medium to tell stories, make social […]

Jonah Perry

Jonah took our class at the Academy if Art University. He is a real self starter and also volunteers his time teaching free sound for games classes to lower income students at the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment in Oakland California. My name is Jonah Perry and I am from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was […]