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COSUMNES RIVER COLLEGE

Music Composer Takes Hollywood

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While there, Parkhurst began working with two prominent rian Parkhurst is making a career in Los Angeles composers in the music industry. “I can say with full as a sound designer. conviction that my experiences at CRC were the first and most “My obsession with music has gone through important steps towards my success in both academia and the many stages, spanning many genres and styles,” music industry, and I am very grateful to all of the faculty who Parkhurst said. “Scoring for film and television are helped me get where I am today,” he said. two of the rare mediums where I can fuse all of these musical Parkhurst hopes to continue to explore influences together and not be restricted to a new territory in the music industry. single musical identity.” “EVERY TIME YOU “Every time you create something The former Cosumnes River College new it is an opportunity to improve your (CRC) music major has already written CREATE SOMETHING craft,” he said. “I try to do that as music for Disney, Cartoon Network and NEW IT IS often as possible. I don’t Dreamworks. Other sound design work have a specific career has also been featured in films including AN OPPORTUNITY prediction or trajectory “Insurgent,” “Straight Outta Compton” and TO IMPROVE YOUR in mind. My career “Allegiant.” Recently, Parkhurst also created philosophy thus work for Netflix. And he’s currently working CRAFT.” far has just on a Dreamworks/Netflix series called -BRIAN PARKHURST been to try “Voltron Legendary: Defender,” which was to make the nominated for a Golden Reel Award. most out of the “When I started studying music at CRC I opportunities I have been given didn’t really have any previous formal education in music,” he - without knowing exactly where said. “But with the knowledge and encouragement I received they will take me.” from the professors, I eventually gained the skills and musical For more information on the music program at CRC, go to: literacy that allowed me to be admitted to the California www.crc.losrios.edu/areas/cvpa/music Institute of Arts.”

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