Andrew Brick

Teaching Professor

School: College of Arts and Letters

Building: Morton

Room: 112

Phone: (201) 216-8530

Fax: (201) 216-8245

Email: abrick@stevens.edu

Website

Research

Professor Brick's research1 interest lies in tonal analysis and applications of tonal analysis in post common period tonality and in music for cinema and video games. His paper Whats so American about that String Quartet Anyway? explores the musical Americanisms in Antonin Dvorak's American String Quartet Op. 12 in F. His most recent analysis looks at Anton Bruckners Adagio of the 9th Symphony as a correlated deviation from common period harmony.

Music for Films and Video Games.

Much of Andy's research activity is focused on the symphonic music he has composed, conducted, and orchestrated for video games, films, and live concerts.

Brick, has composed, orchestrated or conducted music for such notable films as Little Mermaid II, Lady and the Tramp II, Sinbad's Storybook Adventure, and the Academy Award Nominated Runaway and AAA games including the Sims Series by EA/Maxis, Civilization and Mafia series by 2K games.

In January 2020 Brick Conducted the National Symphony of the United States to a sold out audience at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This widely acclaimed concert was the premiere of Game ON!, the touring symphonic game music concert series he created with the support of 16 leading game development companies including Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Valve Entertainment, Sony Interactive, 2K Games, Microsoft and others and featured his concert arrangements for such notable games Overwatch, and Guildwars 2.

From 2006-2014 Brick served as the Associate Conductor (2006) and Principal Conductor (2007-2014) and Music Director of PLAY! an extremely popular symphonic game music concert series. His performances with the The Vancouver Symphony, Seattle Symphony, North Carolina Symphony ushered in a new generation of the symphonic audience.

Between 2003-2007 Brick was Principal Conductor, Contributing Composer and Music Director of the Symphonic Game Music Concerts with the Czech National Symphony and the Filmharmonic of Prague at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Germany. The first of these marked the first orchestral video game music concert in the western world. This concert has been memorialized in the history of video game music as the beginning of a new category of live symphonic music concerts which have become very popular with most major symphony orchestras. As a result of these concerts, Andy has been called upon by many prominent international and domestic orchestras including the National Symphony of the United States, The Seattle Symphony, The Vancouver Symphony and others

Bricks concerts have been widely heralded:

“The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra believes that Brick’s concert ‘not only speaks to the fundamental musical spirit of today’s youth, it provides an unparalleled opportunity for each and every member of the orchestra to connect to their next generation audience.’ Judging by the number of mesmerized youth in attendance, they seem to have accomplished their goal.” -Review Vancouver {Vancouver Symphony}

1In accordance with research specifications for Music and Technology: P&T, Expanded. White Paper - CAL Expanded P&T Committee. Hoboken, NJ, 2017, pp. 8–9, White Paper - CAL Expanded P&T Committee. AY 16-17

General Information
Experience

Select Performances as Principal Conductor, Composer and Orchestrator with international, national, state or metropolitan Orchestras

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. National Symphony January 2020, Washington, D.C., The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Concert .

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. Oregon Symphony February 2020, Portland, Oregon, Arlene Schnitzer Hall, Concert .

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. Omaha Symphony. August 2013, Omaha, Nebraska, Holland Center. Concert .

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. Grand Rapids Symphony and Choir. July 2013, Grand Rapids, Michigan, DeVos Performance Hall. Concert .

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor, Composer National Symphony of The United States. July 2012, Vienna, Virginia, Filene Center, Wolf Trap. Concert .

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. Calgary Philharmonic. May 2012, Calgary, Canada, Jack Singer Concert Hall . Concert

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. Seattle Symphony. July 2011, Seattle WA. , Benaroya Hall. Concert

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. Dayton Philharmonic. March 2011, Dayton OH. , Benaroya Hall. Concert

Brick, Andy, Composer, Arranger Peter De Grote Festival. 2010, Groningen, Nederland. Concert .

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor, Composer Vancouver Symphony. November 2010, Vancouver British Columbia, Orpheum Theatre. Concert

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. Eugene Symphony. April 2010, Eugene, Oregon Hult Center for the Performing Arts . Concert

Brick, Andy, Guest Conductor. North Carolina Symphony. July 2009, Raleigh, North Carolina. Koka Booth Amphitheatre.

Brick, Andy, Principal Conductor. Filmharmonic Orchestra and Choir. August 2007, Leipzig, Germany. Gewandhaus. Concert

Final Fantasy VI Opera. Filmharmonic Orchestra and Choir. August 2006, Leipzig, Germany. Gewandhaus. Concert


Recordings: Select published compositions, orchestrations and audio recordings

Brick, Andy, Composer and The Bratislava Symphony . “Sims 2.” Electronic Arts, Video game.

Brick, Andy, Composer and The National Philharmonic of Ukraine . “Masterworks of the New Era.”

Brick, Andy, Composer Stranglehold Midway Entertainment, Moravian Philharmonic Video game.

Brick, Andy, Danny Troob Composers Lady and The Tramp 2: Scamps Adventure. Original and Special Edition Re-release. Walt Disney.

Brick, Andy, Danny Troob Composers Little Mermaid 2: Return to The Sea. Original and Special Edition Re-release. Walt Disney.

Brick, Andy, Composer, Conductor, Orchestrator, Sinbad’s Storybook Voyage. Walt Disney and The Czech National Symphony Orchestra.

Brick, Andy, Composer Schoolhouse Rock: Earth Walt Disney, 2009 Credited

Brick, Andy, Composer, Orchestrator, Supervising Orchestrator, Conductor and Brad Derrick, Composer Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Mythic Entertainment . Dvorak Hall, Filmharmonic Prague. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Composer and Moravian Philharmonic. “Hungarian Overture” Olomouc, Czech Republic. Live Concert Composition

Brick, Andy, Composer and Moravian Philharmonic. “Gygrans Song” Olomouc, Czech Republic. Live Concert Composition

Brick, Andy, Supervising Orchestrator, Music Director and Conductor Mafia II Take-Two Interactive, CNSO Studios Prague. Filmharmonic Video game.

Brick, Andy, Music Director and Conductor Mafia DE Take-Two Interactive, Smecky Studios Prague. Filmharmonic Video game.

Brick, Andy, Conductor, Orchestrator, Raajneeti Prakash Jha Productions . Dvorak Hall, Filmharmonic Prague. Film

Brick, Andy, Supervising Orchestrator, Conductor Civilization V Take-Two Interactive, CNSO Studios Prague. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Concert Orchestrator, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning Mythic Entertainment. Premier with the North Carolina Symphony. Touring Concert Music

Brick, Andy, Conductor Civilization VI: Gods and Kings Take-Two Interactive, Smecky Studios Prague. Filmharmonic Prague. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Conductor Civilization V: Gods and Kings Take-Two Interactive, Smecky Studios Prague. Filmharmonic Prague. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Conductor Civilization V: Brave New World Take-Two Interactive, Smecky Studios Prague. Video game

Brick, Andy, Composer, Orchestrator, Composer Sims City Deluxe. Electronic Arts, Moravian Philharmonic, CZ. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Conductor Civilization: Beyond Earth Take-Two Interactive, Dvorak Hall, Prague. Filmharmonic Prague. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Conductor Civilization: Rising Tide Take-Two Interactive, Smecky Studios Prague. Filmharmonic Prague. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Conductor Civilization VI Take-Two Interactive, Smecky Studios Prague. Filmharmonic Prague. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Conductor Civilization VI DLC Take-Two Interactive, Smecky Studios Prague. Video game.

Brick, Andy, Composer Symphony 1 Andy Brick Music LLC, 2016 Concert Music

Broadcasts: All broadcasts by network television, syndicated radio, syndicated cable or funded internet portals exceeding 1 million downloads

Brick, Andy. Composer Runaway Paper Planes Productions Aug. 2013 CG Bros. and CG Meetup Budapest Radio Studios Budapest. Budapest Film Orchestra {35 Million Downloads https://youtu.be/P7k2MkVYLDE https://vimeo.com/72205725} Accessed 03 Feb. 2021 Film

Brick, Andy. Composer The Nymph and The Well Paper Planes Productions July. 2016 CG Bros. and CG Meetup {7.5 Million Downloads https://youtu.be/e-3gmSzMpJQ ! https://youtu.be/1cPg82pYN2U } Accessed 03 Feb. 2021 Film

Brick, Andy. Composer On The Same Page Squash and Stretch September 2016 CG Meetup { 4 Million Downloads https://youtu.be/F_nb5wBsTaQ} Accessed 21 Sept. 2017 Film

Brick, Andy. Orchestrator, Conductor Wonderpets: Save the Beetles Nick Jr. April. 2008 Netflix Local pickup orchestra. Television

Exhibitions: Select exhibitions and works held in collections at international, national, state or major city museums and Galleries

Brick, Andy. Composer Shift Phonographic Films, Miami, Museaum of Contemporary Art September 2012 Recording with members of N.Y. Pops

Institutional Service
  • Hiring Committee Chair
  • CAL P&T Member
  • Various Admissions Events Member
  • Teaching Advisory Board Member
  • CAL Curriculum Committee Member
  • Program Director Chair
  • Hiring committee Chair
Professional Service
  • Game ON! Concerts Music Director, Principal Conductor
  • 2K Games Composer, Orchestral Music Director, Conductor 2K Games
Appointments

Stevens Institute Appointments

Director Music and Technology 2007-2018
Professor Music and Technology 2018-Present
Industry Associate Professor Music and Technology 2006-2018
Provost’s Teaching Advisory Board


Select Appointments as Principal Conductor, Composer and Orchestrator with international tours

Brick, Andy, Principal Conductor, Contributing Composer, Supervising Orchestrator “Game ON!” December 2019- current Touring Worldwide Concert

Brick, Andy, Principal Conductor, Contributing Composer, Supervising Orchestrator “PLAY!” 2006-2014 Worldwide

Brick, Andy, Principal Conductor, Contributing Composer, Supervising Orchestrator “Symphonic Game Music Concerts” 2003-2007 Gewandhaus, Leipzig Germany

Brick, Andy. Composer or Orchestrator, Fanfare, GuildWars2, World of Warcraft, Assassin’s Creed 4 Shanties, Diablo 3, Rayman Legends, Portal 2 (2020), Until Dawn Game ON!, Touring Worldwide. Concert . January 2019- current Touring Worldwide Concert

Filmharmonic Orchestra and Choir. Resident Conductor 2002 - Present, Prague Czechia

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Game ON! A Mesmerizing Celebration of Symphonic Video Game Music

In January 2020 Brick Conducted the National Symphony of the United States to a sold out audience at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. This widely acclaimed concert was the premiere of Game ON!, the touring symphonic game music concert series he created with the support of 16 leading game development companies including Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games, Ubisoft, Valve Entertainment, Sony Interactive, 2K Games, Microsoft and others and featured his concert arrangements for such notable games Overwatch, and Guildwars 2.

Honors and Awards

Winner SGA Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award
2018 Provost’s’ Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence
2017 Provost’s’ Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence
2016 President’s Service Award Stevens Institute
2015 Provost’s Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence
2014 Provost’s Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence
2013 Provost’s Letter of Commendation for Teaching Excellence
2013 Student Government Association (SGA) Distinguished Faculty Mentor Award, Stevens Institute

Awards listed below include both music specific awards and awards recognizing the entirety of the work inclusive of music.

L'Animathèque Official Selection (2016 The Nymph and The Well)
Official Latino Film Festival Official Selection (2016 The Nymph and The Well)
National Board of Review Student Grant Awardee (2015 On The Same Page)
College Television Awards, Emmy Award 2nd Place (2015 On The Same Page)
Blue Plum Animation Festival, Best of Student Award (2015 On The Same Page)
Best Shorts Competition, Award of Excellence Special Mention (2015 On The Same Page)
Long Day Short Film Festival, Jury Prize - Animation (2015 On The Same Page)
The Hatch Experience, Film Groundbreakers (2015 On The Same Page)
Animation Block Party, Official Selection (2015 On The Same Page)
Laughlin Film Festival, Official Selection (2015 On The Same Page)
Sarasota Film Festival, Official Selection (2015 On The Same Page)
Trinity Film Festival, Official Selection (2015 On The Same Page)
Access Code Film Festival, Official Selection (2015 On The Same Page)
Hamburg Animation Award, Nominee (2015 On The Same Page)
College Television Awards, Emmy Award 2nd Place (2013 Runaway)
40th Annual Student Academy Awards – Finalist (2013 Runaway)
Animation Block Party - Official Selection (2013 Runaway)
TAAFI 2014 - Official Selection (2014 Runaway)
Savannah Film Festival - Official Selection (2013 Runaway)
ENJOY! Corti Animati d'Autore, Bari, Italy (2013 Runaway)
Florida Film Festival - Best of Brouhaha (2014 Runaway)
RiverRun Int'l Film Fest - Saturday Morning Cartoons Official Selection (2013 Runaway)
ANIMAYO 2014 - Winner Best Comedy for all Ages (2014 Runaway)
RiverRun Int'l Film Fest - Saturday Morning Cartoons Official Selection (2010 Dilla)
Parents' Choice Award by the Parents' Choice Foundation (2011 KIDPIX)
Best of Show Macworld San Francisco (2004 KIDPIX Deluxe )
IGN's "Editors' Choice" games for January (2003 Sim City Deluxe)
Parents' Choice Award by the Parents' Choice Foundation (2003 Sim City Deluxe)
ASCAP Popular Music Award (annual)

Professional Societies
  • SMT – Society for Music Theory Member
  • AFM – American Federation of Musicians Member
Selected Publications
Score for Video Game
  1. Brick, A. (2019). Civilization VI Gathering Storm. Navato California: 2K Games.
    https://civilization.com/.
score for video game
    Courses

    HMU 201 Music Theory 1
    HMU 202 Music Theory 2
    HMU 303 Music Theory 3
    HMU 304 Music Theory 4
    HMU 310 Music Composition
    HMU 397 Orchestration 1
    HMU 398 Orchestration 2
    HMU 415 Contemporary Music Theory
    HMU 495 Special Topics: Scoring for Media
    HUM 498 Thesis Prep
    HMU 498 Ensemble
    HUM 499 Thesis
    CAL 495 Independent Study