Universal’s Sound Design: Music and the Art of Foley Brings Real Life Experiences to Youth Musicians

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Universal's Sound Design: Music and the Art of Foley Brings Real Life Experiences to Youth Musicians

We’ve recently brought you a couple of write-ups about Universal and their vast resources in aiding young, aspiring students to learn and accomplish their goals. Covering a wide range of arts, giving back to youth through creative experiences seems to be a central theme.

One of those arts included in the vast array of youth programs focuses on music. But not just music in general. Music and sound effects used in today’s film industry! One of the biggest and most important parts of a film has to be the accompanying soundtrack and sound effects. Music can indeed convey a message of joy, fear, suspense, and sadness. This makes it one of the most valuable parts of production in major films and television. This thought isn’t lost on Universal and they understand the need to utilize today’s inspired and brilliant youth to continue with their movie success! Enter the STARS Performance Program!

Much like other programs run by Universal, Sound Design: Music and the Art of Foley (part of the STARS Performance Program) offers an opportunity through the use of workshops for today’s choral and band groups. The experience offers choirs, bands, or orchestras the chance to take a peek inside what it is like to work as an actual movie musician. Through the use of real movies scenes, Foley and digital sound effects, and syncing of music…youth can look forward to diving into the world of sound production utilized for big screen features!

The workshop was designed by Robert W. Smith, a Troy University graduate from Alabama who also attend the University of Miami, and includes familiar tunes from blockbuster films such as Despicable Me and the Lorax.

We marvel at large corporation’s ability to create and foster a creative environment dedicated to unique learning experiences for youth, and Universal is no different. As a former (self-proclaimed) musician myself, I can absolutely appreciate how cool and unique the experience would be. We can only hope that these types of programs continue as they aid in the flourishing creative spirit of our youth!

For more information, or to find out how to apply for your band, choir, or orchestra, click here.

Courtesy of Universal Orlando.com

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