Game Music Festival consists of more than concerts featuring the music of video games; it also involves multiple educational and informative events, sessions, and meetings with composers, industry leaders, and experts. During masterclass workshops, participants will be able to ‘see backstage’, discover something about how audio is being created for games, improve their various competencies, and learn many new tips and tricks to better create and analyse game music.

Those sessions will be a unique opportunity to have closer look into the world of music and sounds of contemporary video games. This will be hugely beneficial for everyone who plans to build a career in composing or designing sound.

This year, all masterclass workshops will be available online via GMF’s official YouTube channel. Below you will find an outline of all planned sessions. Be sure to tune in using this playlist and don’t forget to subscribe for more content!

GMF 2022 educational programme

Austin Wintory & Alex Moukala – Life lessons for aspiring game composers

Time: 8:00 PM GMT; March 4, 2022

Nicolas de Ferran – 𝗛𝗼𝘄 can you turn your 𝗽𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘃𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗼 𝗴𝗮𝗺𝗲 𝗺𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰 𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗼 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗿?

Time: 11:00 AM GMT; March 5, 2022

Chris Christodoulou – The Lack Thereof. A story about game music’s volume in the gaming press.

Time: 12:00 AM GMT; March 5, 2022

Shaun Chasin – Dynamic triggers in video game music.

Time: 1:00 PM GMT; March 5, 2022

Vincent Skillbard & Tom Skillbard – Genesis Noir: Jazzin’ it up. Approaching game music with an improv ethos.

Time: 2:00 PM GMT; March 5, 2022

Patrik Andrén – The process of creating the music for Battlefield 1 & V and Arc Raiders.

Time: 3:00 PM GMT; March 5, 2022

Curtis Schweitzer – AAA for the First Time. My experience on Halo Infinite.

Time: 4:00 PM GMT; March 5, 2022

Richard Jacques – Intergalactic Symphonies. An epic musical journey through Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Time: 5:00 PM GMT; March 5, 2022

Tom Salta – Scoring Deathloop. The musical vision for Blackreef.

Time: 6:00 PM GMT; March 5, 2022

Jon Everist – Music Systems and Live Recording. Creative constraints.

Time: 7:00 PM GMT; March 5, 2022

Kristofer Maddigan – The Orchestral World of The Delicious Last Course

Time: 8:00 PM GMT; March 5, 2022


Game Music Festival

We are a group of individuals passionate about the music of video games, and our crown jewel is the Game Music Festival, a world-class event dedicated to the celebration of game soundtracks in live concerts of unmatched quality.