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Lecture: Geoff Knorr "Tradition Meets Implementation: Exploring the Music of the World in Civilization VI"

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Geoff Knorr is an award-winning composer of music for media and the concert hall, and a Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Distinguished Artist 2018/2019. He has worked as a composer, orchestrator, sound designer, and mixing engineer on many video game titles, including Civilization VI: Rise and Fall, Civilization VI, Civilization: Beyond Earth - Rising Tide, Civilization: Beyond Earth, and Civilization Vamong others. His recent work on theCivilization series has garnered numerous industry nominations and awards. Notably, the soundtrack for Civilization: Beyond Earth won the 2014 IFMCA Best Original Score for a Video Game or Interactive Media award. His concert music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Hartford Symphony Orchestra, Peabody Symphony Orchestra, Wheaton College Symphony, and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. Geoff also teaches an introductory course in sound and music for video games at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore. 

Geoff is a graduate of the Peabody Institute, having received a BM and MM in Music Composition and BM in Recording Arts and Sciences. While at Peabody, he studied with composers Christopher Theofanidis and Michael Hersch.  He currently resides in Towson, MD.