Andre Madatian has always been an admirer of films and film music ever since a young age. He began composing for film since the age of 18 and holds a Bachelors Degree in Film Scoring with a minor in Contemporary Conducting from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. While a student at Berklee, Andre has studied film composition under the direction of many notable and experienced professionals with prestigious credits in the film and television world.
In the classroom, Andre learned to hone his craft by writing original compositions for many different forms of visual media including short films, documentaries, television and television main titles, as well as scoring scenes from dramatic/animated feature films. In terms of film scoring, Andre specialises in MIDI mock up orchestration, film music editing, dramatic scoring/orchestration, instrument and score preparation, audio and MIDI recording, stylistic adaptation in composition, conducting for film & TV as well as contemporary conducting, computer synthesis applications for film scoring, and contemporary techniques in composition. During his time in Boston, Andre had the opportunity to compose an original string orchestra piece entitled "Obliquity for String Orchestra" for the renown Kalistos Chamber Orchestra which premiered in April of 2014.
Andre currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee and works as a freelance composer and touring guitarist. He is an active member of the "Nashville Composer Collective" comprised of thirty current members ranging from university professors to Grammy award winning composers and musicians. Other members include Jeff Coffin (Dave Matthews Band, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones) and Roy Wooten (Bela Fleck & The Flecktones). With the NCC, Andre has composed an original holiday inspired piece entitled "Taking Flight (On This Christmas Night)" for the Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra as a portion of their 2018 Winter Concert Series, a piece entitled “Lucine For String Quintet” premiering at Rudy’s Jazz Room and a piece for solo jazz piano entitled “Une Nuit de Reflets” premiering at Bennett Galleries in Nashville. Andre also works frequently at Thirteen Degrees Studio & Learning Center as a composer and studio assistant for Emmy-award winning composer, Ken Barken. Learn more about Thirteen Degrees at www.thirteendegrees.com/. Andre works with several major music licensing companies with over 50 placements on 11 national television shows. Andre's most recent composition credits include writing additional music cues for the hit NBC show, "America's Got Talent", "Black Ink Crew" on VH1, the "PGA Tour Championships Learning Center" show on the Golf Channel owned by the NBC Sports Group subsidiary of NBCUniversal division of Comcast, "Say Yes to The Dress Atlanta: Season 9" and "Return to Amish" on TLC, additional music cues for "Southern Charm: Season 3" and "Married to Medicine" on Bravo, additional music on "NFL Monday QB" on CBS Sports, additional music for "Jim and Chrissy: Vow or Never" on WE TV, additional music for "For My Man" on TV One, and additional music for "The Book of John Gray" on the Oprah Winfrey Network to name a few. Andre also teaches "Film Scoring Basics" in association with Nashville Community Education. The course is designed for composers of all abilities with little or no knowledge of scoring to picture and multi-media and specializes in distinct orchestration and compositional techniques that enable composers to write specifically or post-production projects.
The Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra performing Andre's original piece entitled, "Taking Flight (On This Christmas Night)"