Summer Intensive Instructors

Since 1997, the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program has grown from a single instructor to a roster of skilled professionals who each bring a unique set of skills and experiences to the classroom and studio.

The program faculty and staff consist entirely of experienced professionals and include several names recognized internationally in their fields.

 

 

Faculty and Staff

I: Hummie Mann
II: Tim Huling
III: Doug Zangar
IV: Sue Ennis
V: Guy Whitmore
VI: Scott Selfon

VII: Lance Rhoades

 

 

HUMMIE MANN

Name:

Hummie Mann

Role:

Head Instructor, Film Composition

Joined Program:

1997

Web Site:

http://www.hummiemann.com

Hummie Mann is a two-time Emmy Award-winning composer/arranger/ conductor who has collaborated with some of Hollywood's most celebrated directors in both theatrical and television films. His feature film scores have ranged from Mel Brooks' “Robin Hood: Men in Tights” and “Dracula Dead and Loving It” to Peter Yates' “Year of the Comet”, the children’s film “Thomas and the Magic Railroad” to “Wooly Boys” directed by Leszek Burzynski starring Peter Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Keith Carradine and Joe Mazzello. For television, he has scored projects for Jonathan Kaplan (the miniseries re-make of “In Cold Blood”), Norman Jewison (“Picture Windows – Soir Bleu”), Peter Bogdanovich (“The Rescuers: Tales of Courage - Two Women”), Simon Wincer (the miniseries “P.T. Barnum”), Joe Dante (Masters of Horror:
“Homecoming” and “The Screwfly Solution”), Jim Abrahams (“First Do No Harm”), Richard Friedenberg (“Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas”), William Friedkin, John Milius and Ralph Bakshi (all part of the “Rebel Highway” series of films), among others.

Hummie Mann ConductingIn 1997, he established the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program out of a commitment to share his industry knowledge and experience with music composition students and other composers interested in the art of composing music for film. He developed a curriculum focusing on the craft of dramatic music composition which is the core of the PNWFS Program.

Hummie’s musical career began with piano lessons when he was seven years old, and by the age of 13 he was playing guitar and writing and recording songs that were featured on a radio program in his native Canada. He later earned a Bachelor’s degree in Composition from the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston graduating Magna Cum Laude.

His first professional arranging job came while he was serving as the musical director for a musical comedy show touring the United States.

During a stop in California, Hummie was hired to arrange and produce the music for an American Cancer Society public service announcement, which helped him get his foot in the door of the local industry in southern California. Soon after, he relocated to Los Angeles and began composing and orchestrating for a variety of television programs including Fame, Knots Landing, ALF, The Simpsons, and Moonlighting (for which he received two Emmy nominations).

Before devoting himself to composing full time, Hummie worked as an orchestrator and/or conductor on a variety of feature films including City Slickers, The Addams Family, A Few Good Men, Sister Act and Sleepless in Seattle.

As one of the few professionals to achieve a successful transition from orchestrator to composer, Hummie has established himself within the industry based on the quality of his highly-acclaimed scores, however, sharing his knowledge and experience with others remains central to Hummie’s personal and professional philosophies.

He first began teaching courses as part of the UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program, and after relocating Seattle, continued by offering courses in film scoring through his Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program. He has also guest lectured at a variety of universities in the US and twice visited and lectured in the People’s Republic of China as a member of an arts cultural exchange delegation. Hummie has taught the courses he developed for the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program in Edinburgh, Scotland & Copenhagen, Denmark on multiple occasions and in 2010 he was invited to lead a workshop in film music at the Dakhla Film Festival in Morocco. For 2 years he traveled back and forth to Chicago where he served as Assistant Professor of Film Composition in the Masters program at Columbia College Chicago. In 2010 he was listed in Variety Magazine’s Education Impact Report article about industry related education as a “Leader in Learning”.

In addition to winning two Emmys – the first for arranging Billy Crystal's opening number at the 1992 Academy Awards, the second for composing the score to an episode of Showtime's “Picture Windows” series called Language of the Heart (1996) - Hummie received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from his alma mater, Berklee College of Music, in 1998.

Currently he divides his time between Mercer Island, Washington and Santa Monica, CA where he continues to work in the industry.

Institutions interested in inviting Hummie Mann to speak as a guest lecturer on the topic of film scoring may reach him through the Contact page.

Hummie Mann holds a Bachelors of Music with a Major in Composition, magna cum laude, from the Berklee College of Music and was recently awarded a full scholarship to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in Film Composition through the University of Salford in Salford, England.

 


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TIM HULING

Name:

Tim Huling

Role:

Core Instructor

Joined Program:

1999

Web sites:

http://www.timhuling.com and http://www.thecompositionlab.com

Tim Huling is a composer specializing in music for film, television and other media.

Tim Huling PortraitHaving been active in the field since 1998, Tim's music has been heard around the world in productions such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the PBS documentary "Inside Passage," the theatrical trailer for "Monster," and more. His arrangements and orchestrations have been featured in productions such as Showtime’s “Masters of Horror,” A&E’s “P.T. Barnum,” Universal’s “Georgia Rule,” and NCSoft's video game "Lineage: The Blood Pledge.”

After coming up through the esteemed jazz-education programs of Seattle, and attending Berklee College of Music in Boston (B.Mus Film Scoring, magna cum laude), Tim began his career under the mentorship of Hummie Mann when Hummie hired Tim to write period arrangements for A&E's "P.T. Barnum.” Since then, Hummie and Tim have worked on countless projects together, from recording the London Philharmonic at Abbey Road studios to the production of scores for films such as
"Cyberworld: 3D" and "Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas" (composed by Hummie, orchestrated by Tim).

Tim has been teaching in the Pacific NW Film Scoring Program since 1999. Tim currently teaches the core curriculum for the Program’s evening classes and has taught nearly all the courses of the Program at one point or another.In addition to teaching in the Film Scoring Program, Tim runs a series of courses called The Composition Lab where students write original concert works and jazz compositions that are performed a few times a year by some of Seattle’s finest musicians.

Tim Huling holds a Bachelors of Music degree, magna cum laude, from Berklee College of Music.

 

 


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DOUG ZANGAR

Name:

Doug Zangar

Role:

Instructor, Introduction to MIDI Technology

Joined Program:

2004

Web Site:

http://www.zproinc.com

Doug moved to Seattle in the late 70's to study jazz at Cornish College of the Arts. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock and Art Lande. Since graduating in 1982, he has been active in many areas of the music industry including performing, composing, and teaching.

Doug Zangar PortraitAs a guitarist he has toured with national acts including Vic Damone and Diahann Carrol and performed shows with Pavarotti, The Drifters, The 5th Dimension and many others.

As a composer he has written for industrial videos (Alaska Airlines, Uwajimaya, Washington Dairy Association), and film (A Beautiful Thing, Anatomy of a Fly, The Clearing). In his home studio he collaborates with vocalists and songwriters as a producer, arranger and performer. Recent projects include Homeless for the Holidaze and She’s Lost the Sun.

An Apple Certified Trainer on Logic since version 6, he has also authored many tutorial videos for Groove3.com on Logic, Mainstage and Soundtrack Pro.

He is an associate faculty member at Shoreline Community College where he has taught music theory, jazz improvisation, instrumental ensembles, guitar classes and private lessons. As a faculty member of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program he teaches midi technology on Apple's Logic Pro. He is also a graduate of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.

Doug Zangar holds an Associates degree in Arts and Sciences from Columbia Basin College and a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from Cornish College of the Arts.

 


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SUE ENNIS

Name:

Sue Ennis

Role:

Instructor, Songwriting

Joined Program:

2003

Sue Ennis is a Seattle songwriter and educator. Since the mid-70's she has been co-writing songs with Ann and Nancy Wilson of the popular Seattle rock band HEART. (30 million records sold internationally).

Sue Ennis PortraitSue co-penned such hits as "Dog and Butterfly," "Straight On," and "Even It Up," and she plays in the band The Lovemongers with Ann and Nancy Wilson. The band's version of "Battle of Evermore" was included in Cameron Crowe's 1993 film Singles. Sue has co-written songs for feature films including The Golden Child starring Eddie Murphy. She and film composer Hummie Mann wrote "Shining Time," a song featured in the 2000 film Thomas and The Magic Railroad.

Sue's volunteer job is to write children's songs for Thistle Theatre, a Seattle-based family puppet theatre. In addition, her songs and score are featured in Seattle Children's Theatre's production of Art Dog, a musical adaptation of the beloved kids' book. She is one of 3 lead teachers at the Young Songwriter's Lab, a summer program sponsored by the Seattle Theatre Group. She also teaches classes in the music business, songwriting, and the NEW music business at Shoreline Community College, and is President of the Board of Governors for the Recording Academy. Her other musical collaborations include Rocket Records recording artist, Matt Bekker. Sue is currently writing a musical about the band Heart.

Sue Ennis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Willamette University and an Master of Arts in German literature from the University of California-Berkeley.

 


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GUY WHITMORE

Name:

Guy Whitmore

Role:

Instructor, Scoring for Games and Multimedia Titles

Joined Program:

2004

After finishing his Masters degree in composition and guitar performance from Southern Methodist University, Guy began creating music and sound-scapes for theater productions. A game audio gig dropped from the sky like pennies from heaven in 1994, and his game scoring career was underway.

Guy Whitmore on Orcas IslandAfter full time stints at Sierra, Monolith, and BootlegTV, Guy is now owner and Creative Director of Music Design Network, LLC. He has composed over 25 game scores, as well as writing for film, and commercial media. Recent titles include, Tron 2.0, No One Lives Forever 2, and Die Hard: Nakatomi Plaza.

Guy has garnered many accolades, including a 1996 nomination for Best Soundtrack from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences. He has spoken at GDC, DigiPen, Cornish College, Sputnik (IGDA-Seattle), and at IMX (Interactive Music Expo).

Guy also serves on Microsoft’s audio advisory board. He heads the Adaptive Audio Now work group of the IASIG (Interactive Audio Special Interest Group), and also co-founded the SCA (Seattle Composers Alliance).

Computer Games magazine called his score for No One Lives Forever "the best interactive music seen in an action game!"

 



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SCOTT SELFON

Name:

Scott Selfon

Role:

Instructor, Audio for Interactive Games

Joined Program:

2005

Scott Selfon works at Microsoft as the Xbox Senior Audio Specialist, assisting composers, sound designers, and audio programmers with technical and creative challenges in developing audio for games. In this position he has also played an active role in the development of the Microsoft Cross-Platform Audio Creation Tool (XACT), now available for both Windows and Xbox 360.

Scott Selfon with ViolaScott has composed music for a wide range of media, including film, television, video games, and live performance. He is the principal violist of the Sammamish Symphony, performs regularly with the Puget Sound Symphony Orchestra, is a member of the Encore Four string quartet, and founded and directed an a cappella group at the University of Washington for seven seasons. A regular lecturer and panelist at various game- and audio-related conferences, his works have been performed at Seattle’s Town Hall, the Kirkland Performing Arts Center, Meydenbauer Center, ACT (A Contemporary Theatre), Seattle Center, Bellevue Square, Redmond Town Center, and on both television and live radio broadcasts. He is the co-author of the book "DirectX Audio Exposed: Interactive Audio Development" (Wordware Publishing), recipient of the 2003 Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.) Best Audio Publication award. Scott is a member of the Seattle Composers Alliance and the Game Audio Network Guild.

Scott is an alumnus of the University of Southern California, where he obtained dual degrees in music composition (film scoring emphasis) and computer engineering/computer science.

 


 

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LANCE RHOADES

Name:

Lance Rhoades

Role:

Instructor, History of Film Music

Joined Program:

2011

Lance Rhoades received his Master's from the University of Washington where he is a graduate instructor in the Department of Comparative Literature and Cinema Studies. He earned the 2003-04 Excellence in Teaching Award. Lance has taught summer courses on literature and film at MIT and CalTech, written articles on horror films and film music, and is currently editing a book on Federico Fellini.