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Everett Kim

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Hi! My name is Everett Kim and I am a composer from Manhattan Beach, California. Last year I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Film Scoring and I am so honored to now attend USC's Screen Scoring Program with the John Nordstrom Family Scholarship.

The reason I decided to become a composer is because I have a deep rooted passion for creating music that tells a story. When it comes to any given project, my ultimate goal is to write a score that can perfectly capture the emotion and atmosphere of the film through different soundscapes, instrumentation, and genres. The challenge of finding that perfect voice for a film is what I love to do and I'm so excited to be here at USC in an environment where I can collaborate with many of the talented filmmakers right next door.

Coming from an orchestral background as a pianist, trumpet and french horn player, I love mixing the classic orchestral style with synths, hip-hop/trap, and other sounds depending on what the film needs. Some of the composers that inspire me are Ludwig Görannson, Thomas Newman, Alexander Desplat, and Alan Silvestri. When it comes to film, some of my favorite movies are Moonlight, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Green Book, Forrest Gump, and Inception.

Please feel free to reach out to me through the email listed below and I hope you have a chance to listen to some of my work.

Thanks!

everettk@usc.edu