Class at Rutgers-Camden teaches students to use technology to compose and package music

By Kaelin O’Connell

“First, I’ll show you what they sent me.”

Mark Zaki leaned over his laptop screen, peered under his glasses and clicked “play.” The projection screen in front of his classroom filled with a trailer for the movie “Santa Claus in Baghdad,” but there was no booming Movie Voice, no dramatic sound effects. Instead, characters moved in awkward silence.

Zaki, a composer and musical technology expert, had been hired to compose its score. Read more . . .