OBT's Tom Martin was recently a guest lecturer at Berklee College of Music for Joe Carrier's advanced contemporary writing class. Berklee is the foremost internationally recognized college of music and as such attracts students from all parts of the world. Martin visits with this class each semester to discuss composing for documentary film as well as the creation of content and the workings of the OBT Film Music Library.
In the Contemporary Writing and Production program, students learn to compose in a myriad of musical genres and arrange for different types of ensembles. After completing their education, some of the graduates find positions contributing to film music libraries and scoring for film. Martin's interactive lectures expose in more detail two potential career paths which have proven invaluable to inspiring up and coming composers.