Award-winning composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Eric Goetz prides himself on his diverse background and flexibility as a composer. Eric started composing at a very early age, writing video game music on his TI-99 computer in BASIC. Eric went on to receive a B.A. in Music from Western Washington University, where he studied classical piano with Jeffery Gilliam and jazz with Chuck Israels (Bill Evans Trio). After graduating, Eric moved to Seattle and studied film composition with Emmy-winning composer Hummie Mann, and accordion with jazz great Ken Olendorf.
Eric has scored several feature films and numerous shorts, including the award-winning The Thomas Beale Cipher, which was featured in numerous film festivals and received over 200,000 views online, and a gold medal for Eric's musical score at the Park City Film Music Festival. Eric has worked with Emmy-nominated filmmaker Amy Enser on numerous occasions and has collaborated with director Tran Quoc Bao on the multiple award-winning, Bookie and scored Bao's most recent film, Black Coffee, a Hitchcock-inspired noir short, produced as part of the invitation-only, Seattle International Film Festival Fly Film challenge. Eric's most recent feature film project, This Is Ours, will be showing at film festivals soon.
When not scoring films, Eric works part-time as the composer and audio designer for the award-winning game developer, Smashing Ideas, designing music and sound for numerous game titles with clients like Hasbro and Nickelodeon. Eric also performs with numerous groups including Central Services, which recently received national attention for their critically-acclaimed release for grade-schoolers, Central Services Presents... The Board of Education. Eric serves on the board of the Seattle Composers Alliance, an organization made up of professional composers and students, who's mission includes expanding Seattle's reputation as a center for musical creativity, educational outreach, and knowledge exchange among composers. As a concert composer, Eric's symphonic work The Dragonriders was performed by full orchestra at prestigious Benaroya Hall in Seattle in the spring of 2012.