NY Composers Meetup - from Preston

Hey everyone,

If you’re into film and video, you should check out our next meetup.

Composer Rick Baitz will be joining us to discuss and demonstrate some of his work in the film and video industry. Rick is a top pro whose recent credits include Life Afterlife (HBO), The Vagina Monologues (HBO), Baby Steps (Atom Films), Swahili Greeting from Until The Violence Stops (Sundance FF, Lifetime TV), The Education of Shelby Knox, (Sundance, PBS), and others. Rick is an accomplished composer of concert and theater music, as well.

Rick Baitz is also the director of the BMI program Composing For The Screen: A film Scoring Mentorship Program for 2012. I recommend that you check out this program. This meetup will offer you a great opportunity to ask him about the BMI program.

We’ll split the meetup into two parts. Starting at 7pm, Rick will present his work and answer your questions. Then we’ll take a break and do a little networking, then time allowing, we’ll play your music. We’ll get to as many people as possible.

We have had an amazing variety of recorded music and live performances, and I expect that to continue. We will follow our usual MO and alternate between newcomers, and veterans. We will try to get to as many people as possible. Anyone we cannot get to will get first dibs at the next regular meetup.

If you are a newcomer and want to play your music, the easiest way is to bring an iPhone/iPod-type device, or a CD of some of your tracks, which can be played, through our laptop and/or monitors.

Try to keep your selections down to a total of 5 minutes or so.

If you want to perform live, that is great! There is an upright piano that is decent. If you need amplification, bring your own small amp. There is a large screen TV and DVD player for videos, as well.

If you have any questions, performance-based, tech, or otherwise, please feel free to drop me an e-mail.

The Tada Theater is in Chelsea at 15 West 28th Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue—very easy to get to.
You west-siders can take the 1 train to 28th Street and walk a few blocks east. And, the R and W local trains stop just a few hundred feet from the building entrance.
Tada is on the uptown side of 28th Street. The building entrance is next to a parking lot in the middle of the block.
If coming by car, you can park on the street after 7pm.

See you then!
All best,


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  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed hearing Rick's take on working in the film music genre - the ups and downs
    Great to hear the perspective from someone who's been there!

    July 22, 2012

  • Preston

    Rick gave us an excellent feel not only for his music, but for the dynamics of working with musicians, producers, and directors. Great job!

    July 22, 2012

  • Michael M.

    This looks like a good time!

    July 16, 2012

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