Senior Sales Associate
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B.M. in Music Composition


Senior Sales Associate

About Me

Hello! My name is Brett Heffelfinger, and I am one of the Sales Associates on the wonderful team at Music and Arts in Princeton, NJ.
I started my musical journey in third grade, when I started to play the cello, which is now my main instrument. Over the years, I continued to pick up new instruments to learn and move further down the path of music, including the trumpet, upright bass, guitar, and piano. I played in school orchestras and bands until high school, when I decided to focus on the cello specifically.
Through high school, I developed a passion for film and video game scores, and decided to pursue a Bachelors of Music in Composition, and a Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. I focused on writing symphonic music in the varying styles of film scores, while playing cello in the university orchestra. I also picked up an emphasis in Music Technology, where I learned everything about recording in studios, audio processing and mixing, and synthesizer programming.
I took my passion for film scoring and music technology abroad, by studying those subjects for six weeks in 2017 at Berklee College of Music in Valencia, Spain, where I learned specific techniques used in the film and games industry for scoring and music writing, and wrote demos using those techniques.
All of this musical experience culminated in the creation of a chamber orchestra under my direction at Susquehanna University the next year, to perform a new "film score" live along with the movie in concert. I wrote the full seventy minutes of music, directed the rehearsals, and conducted the ensemble in the final, and might I say, a successful performance.
I have a strong passion for music, and I only expect that passion to grow as I continue at Music and Arts. I will do whatever I can to make sure your experience as a musician is a great one! Don't hesitate to stop by the store, call, or send an email if there's anything you need!

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