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The Life of a Cue

January 27 @ 8:00 am 10:00 am PST

Recording Engineer


SCL Nashville Chair


Friday, January 27, 10:00AM CT

Please be mindful of the SCL’s Code of Conduct.

Join scoring mixer Damon Tedesco and SCL’s Jay Weigel as they discuss the life of a film/television music cue. They will demonstrate the entire process, from inception to delivery, of making music for media within a production team setting. Q&A to follow!

Damon Tedesco grew up surrounded by musicians and recording. His father, Tommy Tedesco, was a session guitarist and part of a group of musicians fondly known as The Wrecking Crew. Often attending sessions with his father during his teen years, Damon knew that he wanted to become a recording engineer. For the last 25 years, Damon has specialized in recording music for film and television. He has recorded and mixed music for hundreds of commercials, TV shows, films, and documentaries. He is currently mixing music for Family Guy and American Dad for composer Walter Murphy, Warner Bros. Looney Tunes Cartoons for composer Carl Johnson, Emmy Nominated Animaniacs 2020 for Steve and Julie Bernstein, Disney Junior’s Mira, Royal Detective with composer Amritha Vaz and The Loud House Movie for composer Philip White.

Jay Weigel is a distinguished composer, producer, conductor, arranger, orchestrator, and contractor for film, television, recordings, and concerts. He currently serves as the Chair of the Nashville Chapter of the Society of Composers & Lyricists. Based in New Orleans and Nashville, he has worked in the film and television industry since 1984. His recent scores and soundtrack recordings can be heard in studio projects produced by Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, Universal, Netflix, Tyler Perry Studios, HBO, and numerous documentaries and independent films such as: The Campaign, Green Lantern, Grudge Match, Get Hard, Midnight Special, Tall Girl, The Hammer, The Eagle and the Albatross, A Fall From Grace, Caged No More, Camp Cool Kids, The Oval, For Colored Girls, Too Close To Home, The Last Laugh, Paradise Lost, The Highwaymen, and NCIS New Orleans. He has worked as an orchestrator, conductor, contractor, and score preparer for composers such as George S. Clinton, Christopher Young, David Wingo, John Swihart, Christopher Lennertz, and Terence Blanchard. He is currently arranging the works of Big Freedia and the Lost Bayou Ramblers for concerts with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. This follows up on past successes with he has worked with PJ Morton, Andra Day, REM, Tank and the Bangas, Jon Cleary, Chris Thomas King, Juvenile, Keala Settle, and Judith Owen.

Check-in begins 9:30 AM.

If you RSVP but are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation by 4:00PM Thursday, January 26.

Please allow extra time for traffic and check-in.

This invitation is non-transferable.