DORUK SOMUNKIRAN

www.doruksomunkiran.com/en/
E-mail: doruk@mma.gen.tr
Location: Istanbul, Turkey

Profile: 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 Instructor.

Professional Career
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 Reading

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/).

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 Excellence

Private 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