Alumni Update – Joseph Trupiano

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Graduated: 2004
Major: BA in Digital Arts-Music

Q: What did you do after graduation and what are you doing now?
A: After graduating from Stetson, I decided to continue on with my path as a film composer and went for my masters degree in Music Technology at New York University. I soon realized how over-prepared I was at NYU because of how much I learned at Stetson. After graduating at NYU, I focused my talents in sound and software-based instrument design. In addition, by being a freelance composer, I was also able to use my knowledge in film composition towards designing tools geared for film, TV, and game composers. In 2006, I started Sample Logic LLC, which is a company aimed to “Blur the line between music and sound design.” I now have designed an entire product line of award-winning sample library virtual instruments that can be heard all over television, movies and games (CSI, Law & Order, Avatar, Assassins Creed etc).

Q: Did you ever see yourself doing what you are doing now when you  took DIGA 101?
A: Honestly, the experience I gained at Stetson is much of the reason for my success with Sample Logic. The classes at Stetson allowed me to really think outside the box. The professors where always challenging, inspiring, and pushing us to move beyond our potential. I love how many of the classes were project oriented. Seeing the other classmates ‘works in progress’, during the semesters, pushed me to work harder and I feel this experience really has set the standard for the way I work today. Looking back, it is obvious to me the professors in the Digital Arts program are out to inspire. They really dedicate their experience, and time with hopes for the students to excel above and beyond.

Q: What advice do you have for someone taking DIGA 101 right now?
A:Get involved with the DA community and get interested in what you do. Use your professors to the fullest. You are at Stetson to learn, so meet with the professors after class. Pick their brain as much as you can. Always try to think outside the box and push yourself to do the best with your projects. The extra effort and time really pays off in the end.

Q: What’s the best thing you learned studying Digital Arts @ Stetson?
A: Inspiration, time, and ambition is all you will ever need to gain experience and fuel your creativity.

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