AJ’S TEAM & BIOGRAPHIES

Doruk Somunkiran
Berklee College of Music Alumnus with high level of academic achievement. Currently working in the post-production industry, scoring music to movies, commercials and TV series. Instructor at Modern Müzik Akademisi, Turkey’s leading contemporary music education institution, teaching courses in music production. Member of Audio Engineering Society.
Skills
• Music composer, producer, instructor.
• Film scoring, orchestration and sound design.
• Avid Certified Pro Tools Instructor.
• Steinberg Certified Cubase and Nuendo Instructor.
Professional Career
January 2000 – Present: Composer and producer of music for commercials, movies, TV series and radio channels. Recent highlights of compositions and productions are as follows:
• Acemi Müezzin (TV series, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Doğru mu? Yanlış mı? (game show, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Bu Yarış Başka Yarış (game show, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Başarı Yolu (radio program, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Gençlere Özel (radio program, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Güneşin Oğlu (movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1297389/).January 2011-Present: Instructor at Modern Müzik Akademisi, Turkey’s leading contemporary music education institution, teaching the following courses:
• Music Production with Cubase • Advanced Music Production with Cubase • Introduction to Music Technology • Critical Listening • Pro Tools 101: Introduction to Pro Tools • Pro Tools 110: Production I • Ear Training (Berklee Curriculum) • Harmony (Berklee Curriculum) • Bass Guitar Techniques
• Bass Guitar Styles • Bass Guitar Sight ReadingJanuary 2000 – Present: Composer and producer of music for commercials, movies, TV series and radio channels. Recent highlights of compositions and productions are as follows:
• Acemi Müezzin (TV series, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Doğru mu? Yanlış mı? (game show, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Bu Yarış Başka Yarış (game show, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Başarı Yolu (radio program, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Gençlere Özel (radio program, Turkish National Radio and Television Corporation) • Güneşin Oğlu (movie http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1297389/).May 1998 – December 2000: Tutor and supervisor at the Berklee College of Music Learning Center. Teaching topics included analog and digital music technology, music theory, music software and arranging.
Education
December 2000: Diploma, magna cum laude, Berklee College of Music. Major: Contemporary Writing and Production.
Scholarships and Awards:
• Berklee Entering Student Talent (BEST) Scholarship • Berklee Achievement Scholarship • John Dankworth Award for Musical ExcellencePrivate studies with Richard Evans, Dennis Grillo, Michael Farquharson and Bruce Bartlett.
June 1990: BA, Middle East Technical University. Major: International Relations.
Other
• Enthusiastic about making Cubase instructional videos and uploading them on YouTube (for the time being in Turkish language only): http://www.youtube.com/user/DorukSomunkiran/videos

 
 

ALİ AKAÇÇA
Born in İzmir in 1977, musician, arranger, pianist, film composer, performer ALİ AKAÇÇA began studying piano, harmony, Western Music and solfege at the age of 12.
Between 1996 and 2000, he studied piano and Turkish Music at Ege University Conservatory.
Between 2000 and 2004, he started to work on his academic career at Ege University Consenvatory in the fields of Piano, Western Music and Turkish Music.
Between 2006 and 2007, he started teaching at Yeditepe University and worked as a correpetitor.
Between 2010 and 2012, he completed his Master’sDegree at Haliç University Conservatory, focusing on “Modality of Turkish Art Music and Jazz Chords”
Between 2012 and 2015 he worked as an instructor at Haliç University, Conservatory, as a Pianist on the Academic Modality of Turkish Art Music

 
 

JALE KİBRİTÇİOĞLU
Currently is a songwriter & film music composer
Composed themes & popular songs in a wide variety of styles
Her symphonic work “BREATH” appears in the album titled “Yaşanmamış Film Müzikleri” (“Unprecedented  Film Music”)