CINE: Here are The Winner and Runners Up for The 2018 Marvin Hamlisch Film Scoring Contest- Emerging Category! CONGRATULATIONS!
Winner: Rory Finn
First Runner Up: Beau Cassidy
Second Runner Up: Zachary Moore
WINNER: RORY FINN:
Rory Finn is a 25 year old Music Composer who has been attempting to break through the industry for the last couple of years, after taking a break from Chemistry since graduating from the University of Warwick in 2015. He is a keen pianist who has accompanied for choirs, schools, ensembles and theatre groups over the years, and has always had a passion for music for film and composing since high school. RORY FINN
FIRST RUNNER UP: BEAU CASSIDY
Los Angeles, CA. — USA
Beau Cassidy is a Los Angeles based composer, editor and ARIA nominated songwriter. Born in Sydney, Australia, he spent 10 years as a recording and touring artist and as the singer/guitarist/songwriter for the band Starky he released two acclaimed albums for Universal Music, ‘Mirror, Signal, Manoeuvre’ (2003) and ‘Starky’ (2006). In 2007 he was nominated for an ARIA (Australian Record Industry Awards) for Breakthrough Single for his song ‘Hey Bang Bang’. He currently releases music under the name CASTRATII, a collaboration with Sydney-based musician Jonathan Wilson. Their most recent album ‘Eora’, a musical rendering of the Australian landscape, was released in 2013 to much critical acclaim.
SECOND RUNNER UP: ZACHARY MOORE
Waukesha, WI, USA
Zachary J. Moore (b. 1992) is an American composer and arranger, and recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin — Eau Claire with a Bachelors degree in Music Education. Zach, who is a native resident of Wisconsin, attended Muskego High School and began composing in 2009 at the age of fifteen. Since then, he has had the opportunity to take master classes and guidance from some of the world’s leading choral composers including Eric Barnum, Dan Forrest, Ola Gjeilo, Ethan Wickman, Timothy Takach and Jake Runestad. From 2013 to the present, Zach has received an increasing amount of commissions from both choral and instrumental ensembles all over the world. In 2014 the North Central American Choral Directors Association commissioned him for their project, “A Community That Sings.” More recently, he was commissioned by the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire Wind Ensemble to write his first ever instrumental work, In Memoriam, for their 2016 performance at the CBDNA North Central Regional Conference. In addition to his numerous domestic commissions, Zach has also received two international commissions as well, the most recent being for the Cheong Gong High School Male Choir, winners of the 2013 International Busan Choral Competition. Zach also served as the 2014–2016 composer-in-residence to The Eau Claire Master Singers. The residency was comprised of five new commissions, one being The Fall of Rome, commissioned for the Franklin D. Roosevelt 75th Anniversary Concert held in Washington D.C., 2016. Aside from commissions, Zach’s compositions have received prestigious performances at state conventions, including Music Educator Association Conventions (Nebraska ‑2014, Florida – 2015/2017 and Connecticut 2017), American Choral Director’s Association Conferences (Florida — 2015, North Central Choral Director’s Association Regional Conference — 2014 and California Central Division — 2016). Internationally, Zach’s works have been performed in Africa, Europe, North America and Asia, with the most recent notable performance being by the Taipei Youth Choir (2015) at the Taipei National Concert Hall. Throughout Zach’s career as a composer, he has received distinguished awards for his compositions. In 2010 his first composition received third place in the Wisconsin Student Music Association’s Student Composition Project. More recently, in 2014, he submitted an entry to the renowned American Prize national competition, earning third place as well. For information regarding scores and commissioning please visit: Zachary J. Moore .
CONGRATUALTIONS TO THE WINNER AND RUNNERS UP!
Acknowledging our distinguished Jurors:
Our Distinguished Jury is an accomplished group of screen-music professionals who have produced exceptional work. We are grateful to them for sharing their time and expertise, and for their commitment to helping us honor emerging composers.
JUDGES 2018 CONTEST — EMERGING CATEGORY:
Emmy Award-winning composer (Batman Beyond)
George S. Clinton:
Multiple BMI-award-winning composer and Emmy nominee
Emmy Award-winning music editor, supervisor, conductor and Director of Screen Scoring at University of Southern California
JUDGES 2018 CONTEST— YOUTH CATEGORY:
Composer and Chair of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music
Composer, music supervisor and Director of Programs in Film Scoring and Songwriting at NYU Steinhardt
Composer, conductor, arranger and area leader in the Composition for Screen program at the Royal College of Music