Networking and Demo Creation

Thursday / October 27, 2011 / 6:00 p.m.
Berklee Media Lab
150 Massachusetts Avenue
United States

Assistant chair of Film Scoring Alison Plante will cover the what, where, why, how, and who of networking, and discuss what should and should not be on your demo. No sign-up required. Topics will include:

  • Why it's not what you know, it's who you know
  • Where and with whom to network
  • The introvert's guide to working a room
  • What not to do
  • Sustaining your network
  • Demo examples and tips 

Alison Plante started her music career at Romeo Music International, rising to senior vice president. In 1999 she founded Treble Cove Music, a music composition and production company. She has scored six educational television series for the Annenberg Channel; two History Channel specials: Bible Battles and Aftershock: Beyond the Civil War; the PBS special A Life Among Whales; national television ads for clients including GMAC, Animal Planet, the National Geographic Channel, Brown & Company, and Spaulding Sports; multimedia exhibits for Kodak, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Harvard Museum of Natural History; and several short films. An avid musician and composer from a young age, Plante was also an early adopter of music technology; she was one of the first to use the MIDI music notation program, Finale. She studied music at the University of Chicago and the University of Cambridge. Her skill in concert composition has been recognized with the Janet Gates Peckham International Award for Excellence in the Arts and the Menn Foundation Prize for an original literary or musical work. Plante was also senior web developer for the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics' Science Education Department. Her time there working closely with filmmakers, designers, and animators confirmed her interest in the convergence of digital media. Plante is now the assistant chair in the Film Scoring Department at Berklee.