Brian LaGuardia has enjoyed a varied and prolific musical career. He has had the privilege of conducting professional recording sessions at Capitol Records, Warner Brothers Studios, Sonic Fuel Studios, The Bridge and the John Williams Scoring Stage. As a lover of classical music, he has also conducted several orchestras, including the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Boulder Symphony, the Avanti Youth Orchestra and the Wither Without Orchestra. He has been mentored by such talent as Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, The Avengers), Bruce Broughton (Silverado, The Rescuers Down Under), Christopher Young (Spider Man 3, Hellraiser), Garry Schyman (Bioshock, Shadow of Mordor), conductors Robort Olson (Mahlerfest Orchestra), Devin Patrick Hughes, Vincent C LaGuardia, Jr and Juliard Trained Pianist Jamie Shaak.
While he loves writing for the concert hall and dramatic plays, he also adores writing for movies, television and video games. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Game and Simulation Programming and three years experience as a software engineer, which rounds out his musical background with a practical knowledge of technology and game development.
Brian was also one of twenty students selected internationally for the 2014-2015 Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Graduate program at USC’s Thorton School of Music. While attending, he scored a ten-minute short film “Takanakuy,” which won Second Place for Comedy at the College Television Awards. He also scored “Transference,” a state-of-the-art thesis video game utilizing both Oculus Rift and tablet technology, implementing his own music with audio middleware. His collaboration with fellow USC alumni Lasse Elkjaer was recently nominated at the Dublin WebFest for best original score. Samples from these projects can be found here.
After graduating, he worked extensively in Hollywood music departments on high-profile projects such as Assasin’s Creed: Syndicate, Marvel’s Agent Carter and The Boss. In addition to continuing to write for and assist creatives around the world, Brian is currently the Assistant Conductor for the Arapahoe Philharmonic, Music Director at the Avanti Youth Orchestra and frequently writes and arranges for these and many other ensembles, including most recently the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra. He lives and breathes to create, share and teach music, and enjoys collaborating with musicians, programmers and directors alike.