Film Scoring and Composition...

All music by Rick Baitz; all rights reserved.

Teaching Credits

Former Faculty Chair, MFA in Music Composition, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Sept. 2012 – present. Core composition faculty, 2011 – present.  http://www.vcfa.edu/music-comp

Director, “Composing for the Screen”, sponsored by BMI (2008-present).  Intensive 6-week hands-on exploration of history, esthetics, technology and business of composing for film, geared toward working music professionals.

Director of Composition Studies, Columbia College Chicago Music Department (2007-2008).  Overseeing and teaching all levels of undergraduate music composition courses; student advising; curriculum development; concert planning and production; budget and faculty oversight.

Lead Composition Instructor, “Music Composition For The Screen,” Columbia College Chicago (2007-2008).  Lead composition instructor in MFA film music program.  Taught courses in film composition and global folk music traditions.

Film Scoring Master Classes, Nickel Independent Film Festival (St. John’s, Newfoundland), 2011.

Director, “On Film Scoring,” a day-long hands-on workshop sponsored by The Manhattan Producers Alliance (2006-2008)

Private instruction in music composition and film scoring, music theory and piano: current.

Guest Lecturer, Film Scoring, Manhattan School of Music (2009), City College of NY (2006), The New School (2006), New York University (2004).

The Manhattan Producers Alliance (NYC): Supervising and training interns in music production, for graduate credit in various college programs, including NYU’s Film Scoring MFA (2004-2007).

Columbia University: Coordinator of Ear Training Program, 1988-1989.  Also Ear Training and Theory instructor, 1984-1989.

Teaching-Artist, Lincoln Center Institute/Teachers College of Columbia University, 1980-1992: Creating and conducting music workshops for teachers and children.