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Collin Chu
(510) 331-0369 | [email protected] | https://www.collinchu.com/
EDUCATION
Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program at Seattle Film Institute
Master of Music in Film & Video Game Scoring
California State University, East Bay
Master of Arts in Music Theory & Composition
University of California, Irvine
Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Minor in Education
Department of Honors Economics Program
Professional Certificates
Pro Tools Music Production Operator (Certified from Avid)
Pro Tools Game Audio (Certified from Avid)
2016
2015
2013
2017
2018
SKILLS
• Computer Programs: Proficient with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint),
Blackboard Learn, Canvas, Solar, Audacity, Adobe Audition, Mulab, Finale, Sibelius, Logic
Pro, Reason, FL Studio, Reaper, Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Cubase, Omnisphere, Unreal
Engine, Unity, Wwise, FMOD, and Ableton Live, Soundminer, SFX libraries
• Synthesis & Sound Design: Massive, Absynth, FM8, PADS, and Kontakt
• Languages: Fluent in Cantonese, and Mandarin
Film & Video Game Score Credits
• There Lies Another World, composer, directed by Frances Najjar
• Cat’s Lullaby, composer, developed by Idea Factory International, Inc.
• Salad Hunt, composer, developed by Telly Lee
• Kate, composer and orchestrator, directed by Alec Latulippe
• Neguemos, composer and orchestrator, directed by Didac Marco
• Orange Gets Mail, composer and orchestrator, directed Eric Williams
• Hold, composer and orchestrator, directed by Rachel Smart
• Marilyn’s Dress, composer and orchestrator, directed by Tanya Savard
• Precious Plum, composer and orchestrator, directed by Sandra Lince (additional music)
ACHIEVEMENTS
California State University, East Bay, Choral Composition Competition (Winner)
Phi Beta Kappa
2015
2013
WORK EXPERIENCE
Sound Designer
Collin’s Music Studio, Los Angeles, California
2015 – Present
• Work with other audio teams to provide sound and music assets
• Execute in a fast-paced and highly fluid environment and collaborate with teams in other
offices
• Make high quality audio samples with Pro Tools and special plugins
• Contribute to the future of VR audio by working with and refining new technologies with our
audio SDK team
• Design & create original sounds use as final asset (SFX and ambiances)
• Apply music theory and concepts as part of his working audio designs
• Prepare to work long hours under tight deadlines
Freelance Composer, Bay Area, Los Angeles, CA
2013 – Present
• Compose for films & video games with sample libraries, DAWs, and live orchestra & choir
• Rehearse and conduct musicians for performances, rehearsals, and recording sessions
• Make copies of sheet music and set up prep sessions materials
• Perform final mix and mastering for directors and game development
Adjunct Professor of Music for “Digital Music Technology & World Music”
Cogswell College, Los Angeles, CA
2018 – present
• Design and teach world music curriculum, game audio and music production to students
• Provide guest speakers to discuss ethnomusicology and audio production
• Organize music events and concerts on what the classes teach so that the students can
understand the subjects in depth
• Provide information for networking events to help students expand their connection in the
industry
• Provide ethnic instruments for students to explore music from different cultures
• Facilitate online discussions with students through Canvas
Adjunct Professor of Music for “Music Theory & Logic Pro”
Expression College, Emeryville, CA
2018 – present
• Design and teach the music theory curriculum and Logic Pro to students
• Provide guest speakers to discuss audio production and mixing
• Organize networking events for students to expand their connection in the industry
• Design composition activities in Logic Pro for students to create music with sample libraries,
and musical concepts such as modes, modal interchange, secondary dominant, voice
leading, form, and orchestration
• Instruct the process of MIDI editing (expression, velocity, quantization, modulation, pitch
bend, EQ, etc.) and mixing their music with numerous plugins
• Maintain flexible office hours for students
Adjunct Professor of Music for “Music Appreciation”
University of South Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
• Design and teach western music curriculum to students
• Provide guest speakers to discuss modern music
• Organize music events for students on a monthly basis
• Facilitate in class and online discussions with students
• Maintain flexible office hours for students
2016 – 2017
General Studies Lecturer for “General Studies Activities I-III”
California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA
2013 – 2015
• Collaborated with other general studies instructors to facilitate the freshmen learning
community program on a weekly basis
• Motivated 60+ freshmen (two sections) to excel in their studies, provided encouragement,
and assistance with goal planning
• Counseled students regarding educational issues, campus resources, program selection,
school adjustment, study habits, and career planning
• Met 1:1 with students to discuss progress and any behavior issues; collaborated to work
through any areas of improvement
Teacher Assistant for "History of Rock & Roll" (Online), Michael Stubblefield
Teacher Assistant for "Music Theory", Dr. Jeffrey Miller
California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA
2013 – 2015
• Prepared and delivered lectures to undergraduate students on topics such as music theory,
music history, and history of rock & roll
• Initiated, facilitated, and moderated classroom discussions
• Evaluated and graded students' class work, projects, assignments, and papers
• Maintained student attendance records, grades with Blackboard
Piano Accompanist for “Vocal & Instrumental Coaching”, Dr. Jeffrey Sykes
California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA
2013 – 2015
• Proficient in sight reading, improvising, and play in transposing keys
• Trained in a wide range of styles, including baroque dance suite, waltz, ballet, opera, and
various popular music
• Experienced in coaching and accompanying for instrumental, vocal, choir, dance rehearsals
& recitals
• Guided diverse musicians and provided constructive feedbacks
PRINCIPAL TEACHERS
Dr. Hummie Mann, (Contemporary Music Theory & Film Music Composition, two-time Emmy
Award winner)
Sue Ennis, (Songwriting)
Akash Thakkar, (Video Game Music Composition, Digital Performer, & Cubase)
James Nixon, (Certified Pro Tools Instructor)
Jason Devore, (Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering, & Audio Engineering)
Doug Zangar, (Ear Training, Certified Logic Pro & Ableton Live Instructor)
Dr. Jeffrey Miller, (Music Theory & Composition)
Dr. Frank La Rocca, (Choral Music Composition, the winner of 2014 ORTUS International New
Music Competition)
Dr. Amy Bauer, (Music Theory)
Dr. Kei Akagi, (Jazz Theory)
Jacob Winkler, (Conducting for Film Scoring Sessions, Sibelius, & Finale)
Dr. Buddy James, (Choral Conducting)
Dr. Danielle Gaudry, (Instrumental Conducting)
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