Sound Designer, Audio Engineer, and Composer at Helpful Goat Gaming April 2020 to Present
Compose incidental and theme music and sound design for the independent game design firm’s live streams, podcasts, and promotional materials, and serve as the dialogue editor and mastering engineer for the podcasts.
Studio Manager and Producer at SongBuilder Studios August 2019 to Present
Serve as a recording and mixing engineer, write and arrange parts for instrumentalists, and AV technician for live-streamed concerts and events. Produce sound design and music for podcasts and have recorded and produced several audiobooks, albums, and live concerts.
Studio Owner: Stephen J Antonelli
Freelance Podcast Producer, Dialogue Editor, and Sound Designer August 2017 to Present
Produce several podcasts, audio dramas, and audiobooks for independent productions including The Podney Dangercast (2019), Somebody Killed Mom (2020), and The Poe Toaster Radio Show (2018).
Audio Post-production Intern at Studio Unknown July 2019 to September 2019
Served a 100-hour internship at a film and media audio post-production studio where I worked with Studio Unknown staff to produce ADR, foley effects, field recordings, audiobooks, and sound design components.
Supervisor: Mandisa Henry, Kevin Hill
Assistant Manager, Game Lead, Game Master at Breakout Games August 2016 to May 2020
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of escape games at Breakout Games in Columbia, MD. Also served as lobby host, greeting and checking-in guests as well as handling booking games. Part of the Leadership Team at the Columbia Branch and was responsible for training new employees.
Supervisor: Michael Makar
Assistant Director of Music Fall 2015 to Present
Responsible for leading weekly rehearsals and worship services at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Millersville, MD. Run live sound for in-person and remote worship services and arrange works for chamber ensembles.
Supervisor: Ms. Karen Simpson
Bachelor of Arts in Music Technology August 2017 to May 2020
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where I studied under Dr Alan Wonneberger
Bachelor of Arts in Music Composition August 2012 to May 2016
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where I studied under Dr. Linda Dusman and Dr. Anna Rubin
Studied at the Conservatory G. Nicolini January 2015 to June 2015
Attended a conservatory in Piacenza, Italy, where I studied music composition under Carlo Landini
Fluent with AVID Pro Tools, Logic Pro X, Reason 6, Wwise, FMOD Studio, Sibelius 7, Izotope RX7 applications, as well as the Adobe Creative Suite applications, primarily Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere Pro
Notable Works and Credits
Game Composer/Sound designer: Project Phantom (2018), Top Cop (2018), Trail of Tears (2017)
Podcasts: Dom&Dragons (2020), Goats&Dragons (2019), Somebody Killed Mom (2020), The Podney Dangercast (2019), The Poe Toaster Radio Show (2018)
Scores: Beasts of Burden, the theme for Dom&Dragons, Europa – piano trio, Nightfall in Lothlórien
Excerpts of recorded scores, credits, and audio demo reel can be found on my website at https://www.samwinnie.com
Achievements and Recognitions
Composer Fellow for the 2019 9th cycle of the Gabreila Lena Frank Creative Academy of Music
American Prize Ernst Bacon Award Finalist, composition Nightfall in Lothlórien, 2016
UMBC Honored Member, “Class of 2016” website (news.umbc.edu/classof2016/)
UMBC Fulbright Scholarship Nominee, 2016
2016 National Student Electronic Music Event, University of Oklahoma, composition Romani Lachrymose, for solo cello & live electronics, selected for performance
Linehan Artist Scholar (2012 – 2016)
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society (2014 – 2016)
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Honors Society (2013 – 2016)
Accepted for the M.Phil Graduate programme, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Accepted into the Master of Music Design, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
Dr. Linda Dusman – Department chair of Music at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
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Michael Makar – Manager at Breakout Games
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Stephen J Antonelli – SongBuilder Studios owner
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