Kaboom Composition Team
Application for Composers

The Kaboom Composition Team is a small team of composers that writes the music for every Kaboom Production. Members of the team work directly with working composers who specialize in music for a multitude of industry genres, including the Video Games, Animation, Film, Rock, Jazz, TV and Commercials.

Students will synthesize the language of visual media, develop their individual compositional voice; interpret and apply artistic aesthetics to visual media projects, and learn orchestration and arranging.

Additionally, composers will learn how to represent themselves professionally and walk into new gigs with a portfolio of product, liner note and IMDb credits. Kaboom will facilitate conversation about becoming involved with professional organizations like The Recording Academy, The Society of Composers & Lyricists, BMI, and ASCAP which will help grow composers’ networks.

How to Apply

  1. Review requirements below

  2. Prepare your piece, assemble your files, and record the required video

  3. Complete the application form and upload your files

  4. We’ll be in touch to conduct a virtual conversation so we can get to know each other

Composition Requirements

  • A PDF score

  • An MP3 of the piece

  • Video of composer telling us about the work and why you are interested in video game, arranging and cartoon music

Guidelines

  • Compositions must be for an instrumental ensemble

  • Work can be traditionally based, cartoon, movie, video game, commercial or TV (It is the responsibility of the composer to assure that music submitted is not copyrighted)

  • Maximum instrumentation is for full orchestra: 2 flutes, (second dbl picc) 2 oboes, (second dbl EH), 2 clarinets (second dbl BC), 2 bassoons, (second dbl CB), 4 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, 2   percussion, harp and strings

  • Composition should be between 2-5 minutes

  • Only complete scores – nothing handwritten

Deadline

We’re always accepting applications for the Kaboom Composition Team.