About this course
Watch Now! Shane Gwaltney & Matt Filosa: Successful Design - Marrying Music and Visual You have great music ideas, and you have great visual ideas – but you’re stuck. Have you felt this too? We can get you over the hump with how to integrate ideas to complete a total, cohesive design package for your indoor drumline. Shane Gwaltney and Matt Filosa share their knowledge for marrying the varying aspects of your production.
Shane and Matt are arrangers, composers, designers, and instructors who have worked with Music City Mystique, Phantom Regiment, The Cadets, and many others. They share concrete, actionable ideas to help you maximize your show, marrying the music and visual to create the most effect possible. Topics include planning, getting the information needed up front, creating layers in a show, editing, adding sound design, reacting to judge feedback, and engaging your audience with your soundscape. This webinar was recorded on Monday, January 8, 2018.
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A champion Battery Arranger, Visual Designer, and Program Coordinator. Shane has arranged and worked with Southwind Drum and Bugle Corps, Spirit of Atlanta Drum and Bugle Corps, Phantom Regiment Drum and Bugle Corps, Music City Mystique, Bangkok Society Drumline, Tyler Junior College, Choctawhatchee HS, along with several High School and Independent programs across the country. His inspiration and motivation comes from the kids and programs that allow him to be involved. He is also a proud artist and clinician for Innovative Percussion, Pearl Drums, Evans Drum HeadsPlanet Waves, and Zildjian Cymbals.
Matt Filosa is a freelance percussionist, composer, and arranger currently residing in Fort Worth, Texas. Co-owner of the marching arts design company Synced Up Designs, Matt writes, designs for, and teaches marching bands and indoor percussion groups all over the country. Matt is the sound designer and front ensemble arranger for several WGI and DCI finalist groups, most notably PIW group Music City Mystique (co-arranger) and the Cadets (Sound Design). Matt earned his Bachelors in Percussion Performance from the University of Florida (2007) and Masters in Percussion Performance from the University of North Texas (2009). While attending UNT, Matt wrote for and taught the Green Brigade Drumline. In 2011, Matt was accepted into the Florida State percussion studios doctoral program, where his responsibilities included teaching the Marching Chiefs Drumline (2011-2015). Currently ABD, Matt plans to earn his Doctorate in Percussion Performance in the summer of 2018. Before starting work on his doctorate, Matt was the Assistant Band Director/ Percussion Specialist at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas. During this time, Matt created the popular stage show “Electronica” and “Dreamscape”, which later turned into the professional stage show “Nebulas”. Matt has performed on several professional recordings, recently featured on Dr. Omar Carmenates new CD Gaia Theory, released by Rattle Records. He has also performed at WASBE in Singapore and Ohio, CBDNA, TMEA, FMEA, and the Percussive Arts Society National Convention on several occasions, including performances withthe Florida State percussion ensemble (2011), Bluecoats percussion ensemble (2007), and clinic presenter with Music City Mystique(2016). Passionate about the marching arts, it is Matt’s continued goal to inspire, educate, and promote music education and participation in the arts. Matt is endorsed by Innovative Percussion, Pearl/Adams, Evans drum heads, and Sabian Cymbals.
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- Shane Gwaltney & Matt Filosa - Marrying Music and Visual