World of Warcraft composer Neal Acree headlines our new event

Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017

We're excited to be presenting a new event dedicated to the art of creating music for games!

High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming will take place in Melbourne on Saturday 20 May at ACMI and see leading composers unpack their practices, techniques and styles in sessions aimed at educating and inspiring local music makers.

In his first Australian appearance, multi-award winning composer Neal Acree will discuss his impressive career creating music for game franchises including World of Warcraft, Overwatch, Diablo, StarCraft and Revelation Online. The LA-based composer and conductor’s credits also include over 30 feature films and television shows including Stargate SG-1Stargate Atlantis and Witchblade.

Joining Neal at High Score will be co-creator of #RESISTJAM and composer Maize Wallin; SMG Studio and Soap Creative founder Ashley Ringrose; screen composer and musician Jared Underwood; composer, games reviewer and music teacher Meghann O’Neill; and host of ABC ME’s Spawn Point Angharad 'Rad' Yeo, who will facilitate the day.

Dean Ormston, Head of Member Services, APRA AMCOS: "The games sector presents composers with diverse career opportunities. We’re thrilled to have Neal joining us from the USA alongside some of Australia’s most innovative and talented composers and game creators.

"We hope that High Score will provide significant insight into the craft of creating music for games, and encourage local composers to explore this career path further."

Tickets are on sale now. 

High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming is presented by APRA AMCOS and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Gaming
When: Saturday 20 May, 9am-4pm
Where: The Cube, ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne
Cost: $30 for APRA AMCOS members, $50 for non-members. Ticket price includes lunch.
Tickets: APRA AMCOS members | Non-members
Full program:

Jared Underwood photo by Helen White

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