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Chris Heckman

School: University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA)
Field of Teaching: Film Music Composition
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Major Achievements: Composer of music for film, television, video games, theatre, sacred music, and concert music, holds a B.M. in Music Composition from Florida State University (2007) and an M.F.A. in Film Music Composition from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (2009). While a graduate student at UNCSA, Chris studied with David McHugh, and frequently assisted UNCSA Chancellor John Mauceri with several projects for major symphony orchestras, including the Radio Symphony of Vienna, North Carolina Symphony, and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Chris was awarded the 2009 ASCAP Fellowship for Composition & Film Scoring at the Aspen Music Festival, where he studied with Marco Beltrami. He has also composed music for Danny Elfman. Recent credits include the acclaimed video game, RED DEAD REDEMPTION (2010), and the award-winning short, THE PERFECT GENTLEMAN (2010). Chris is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Music Composition at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is a member of ASCAP.

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