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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE FOR WORKING WITH A COMPOSER - Workshop with Composer Grace-Mary Burega

WIFVNE board member Grace-Mary Burega will give a step-by-step guide to working with a composer if you are a director, producer, writer, or filmmaker. Topics include why you would need a composer for your project, the advantages of custom music over library or royalty-free music, how to pick a composer, how to communicate your vision for the music, temp scores, how to spot a film, and how to give revision notes for music. Grace-Mary will use examples and clips from her own career to demonstrate the process and will answer questions.


Grace-Mary Burega graduated from the Berklee Online Masters of Music in Film Scoring program in June 2022, where she was awarded Student of the Year for Outstanding Graduate Student.

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Grace-Mary Burega was interviewed alongside Nomi Abadi for a Team Talk on "Reshaping the Landscape of Media Music: The problems of a toxic past and how we can create a better future" hosted by Kenny Wood. Topics included gender safety and equality in the scoring industry, safe studios, mentors, and allyship. Here is the full video.

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Grace-Mary Burega was elected to be Secretary for Women in Film and Video of New England, which is dedicated to supporting the accomplishments of women working in the film, video, and new media industries. ​


Grace-Mary Burega was named Secretary of the Female Composer Safety League, an organization created to ensure the safety, advancement, and empowerment of female composers in the music composing industry.​

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