Cole Masaitis is a composer for multimedia, guitarist, pianist, writer, recording engineer, producer, and dancer. Cole is a Professional Studies Degree student in the Technology and Applied Composition program at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), a member of the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), as well as certified in Wwise-101 and 201 by Audiokinetic for Wwise Audio Middleware. He has experience in booking concerts, performing live music, composing musical works, and audio production. He is also a former intern of the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian, and has published multiple articles as a published Staff Writer at the University of Mary Washington Blue and Gray Press.
Currently, Cole is currently composing music for the original documentary: Mother to Earth. Several of his works have been presented and performed at adjudicated international, national, and regional music conferences. His piece Phantoms of Autumn as well as Collapse Into Me (Your Lie in April), on the SoundCloud player below, have both been presented at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance at the University of Mary Washington and at Jacksonville University alongside composers and technicians from around the world. Cole’s music was accepted into Fall 2016 SCI Student Regional, as well as the Spring 2017 and Spring 2016 UMW Undergraduate Symposium for both audio engineering and original composition. He presented his own original music at Fairmont State University and was featured on West Virginia radio twice, and also presented at West Virginia University. His music has been described as “haunting, bittersweet, and nostalgic”.
He studied composition under Dr. Mark Snyder and guitar under Bruce Middle. During the past few years, he performed alongside the White House Band as guitarist with the UMW Jazz Band, and he also performed at the “South of the Border” concert with guest conductor Lucía Zicos in the UMW Guitar Ensemble. Cole also performed his original music, as well as guitar and synth on two original compositions by Austin O’Rourke at the Electroacoustic Barn Dance in 2017 and 2018 and at Virginia Tech.
He also enjoys learning piano, singing (or something like that), and listening to video game music. When he’s not working on music, he can be found writing, inhaling coffee, playing Super Smash Bros., watching anime and learning to break dance.