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Music Composition

     Another important aspect of an animation is the score. The score can instantly change the mood of the scene just by a change in notes, whether it be intense, depressing, or wondrous. This job entails the creation of said music, whether it be live or computer generated. Musicians/composers are expected to take great inspiration from James L. Venable and Paul Dinletir, as they are the original composers to the show. However, this doesn't mean they are restricted. Musicians and composers are encouraged to be just as creative as any other job, just while incorporating the original themes into the new music. It would be rather awkward, for instance, if a character appeared without his/ her iconic theme. Kind of like Darth Vader without the Imperial March.


1. Study of the original themes and style of music by James L. Venable and Paul Dinletir. There should be examples of said themes below, but it would be best to just listen to the background music of the episodes.

2. A computer program used for music creation. This can be Garageband, Logic, etc. As long as realistic-sounding brass, winds, percussion, and strings (the non digital instruments) can be achieved, all is well. On a side note: MainStage is an expansion program for music generating programs that are Apple based. Once purchased, a wide range of extra instruments can be downloaded via the "Download Additional Content" option. Apple Logic also has this feature, but the program itself is more expensive.

3. Knowledge of how to duplicate the themes and style of specific music and then incorporate those aspects into new and creative scores.


1. Recreate and extend any of the themes provided in the musician/composer info menu in your music editing program or in reality and give it your own creative twist (whether this be a different beat, different instruments, or additional notes is up to you).

2. Download the program Audacity (don’t worry, it’s free): --(Real Instrument Only)

3. Record your custom theme. --(Real Time Instrument Only)

4. Export as an .mp3, .wav, or .m4a file.

5. Send audition file via email after this form's completion:

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Original Themes by James L. Venable and Paul Dinletir.


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