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A Blacktown local is paving the way to a successful music career after winning the best sound design category at the TAFE NSW Innovative Music Mixing Awards.
The prestigious awards are presented state-wide every year as a result of a partnership with TAFE NSW and leading audio software and video editing company Avid and technology company Innovative Music.
This year, winners hailed from Wollongong, Ultimo and Nirimba in categories such as best mix of an original composition, and best original sound design for film, game, or podcast.
Andrijana Vunic’s sound mix of the Brazilian TV Series ‘Invisible City’ scored her the best sound design in this year's awards. The 29-year-old from Blacktown has her sights set on the film industry after she graduates from the Advanced Diploma of Sound Production at TAFE NSW Nirimba this semester.
“I would love to work as a composer or in sound design in the film industry and winning this award is a step in the right direction,” Andrijana said.
“I love watching international movies. It’s a great way to learn new languages and understand the soundtracks of other films.”
TAFE NSW Creative and Design Ideation Industry Innovation Specialist Steve Bull said the awards are a culmination of a successful partnership with Avid.
“TAFE NSW works closely with industry to set our students up for a successful career,” Mr Bull said.
“Avid provided hundreds of students with free subscriptions to their music software throughout the pandemic so they could continue to learn from home.
“The winners of the awards have received more editing software and products from Avid and Innovative Music to give them the best start to their music journey.”
Avid Technology Audio Partner Account Manager Head of Marketing Shauna Purcell, said Avid are thrilled to be a part of this exclusive and unique opportunity to support next-gen users’ creativity.
“Our relationship with TAFE NSW has always been strong, but we’re excited to see it grow by the continuous efforts of the TAFE NSW staff with their innovative ideas on how to collaborate further, to support their student’s creativity and progression in the Music Industry,” Ms Purcell said.
“We want to congratulate all the applicants for their efforts, and truly hope the selected winners of each category enjoy their new Avid & Industry product prizes.”
In 2020, the value of Australia’s music industry dropped to $86 million due to COVID-19 but is projected to increase to around $839 million by 2024 as live music and the creative arts industry roars back to life, according to a report by Statista.
If you’re interested in studying music and sound production at TAFE NSW, visit www.tafensw.edu.au
To hear the winning tracks from TAFE NSW students, click here.
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