Adam Burgess

Class of
Composer; Arranger; Transcriptionist

Composer, arranger, and transcriptionist Adam Burgess ‘14 came to Berklee from Newcastle, Australia, to study contemporary writing and production. Before attending Berklee, he studied at the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music. His interest in composing for visual media such as video games, trailers, and television ads was further developed at Berklee and, now that he lives in Los Angeles, this interest has developed into a successful career working with major film composers such as BAFTA award winner Òlafur Arnalds, for whom Burgess transcribed album scores and assisted with preparation and orchestration for a world tour.

Now a project music associate at Blizzard Entertainment, Burgess composes and orchestrates for the award-winning Overwatch franchise while continuing to write his own original compositions for various visual media and for different musical ensembles.