The Gamer Symphony Orchestra's fifth annual fall concert features selections from video games such as "Final Fantasy X," "Mega Man," "Donkey Kong Country" and others.
The student-run GSO works to establish video game music as a serious art form and to use that music as a way to bring new and younger audiences to orchestral performances.
The GSO is the first collegiate ensemble exclusively devoted to performing orchestral arrangements of video game music and using that music as an educational tool. The orchestra began humbly in late 2005 with six members and now boasts a roster of more than 100 musicians, including 30 singers.
In addition to performing, GSO members organize yearly video game tournaments that raise money for Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the emerging genre of video game music and the ways in which this exciting music is conceived and composed:
Books on the history, theory, and practice of video game music composition and design
Articles - click on each item and look for the "Find It" button for online access to the full text of these articles, or check out the periodicals in the Hornbake and the Michelle Smith Performing Arts libraries!