Full Sail Sponsors Video Games Live

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Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) is serving as one of the primary sponsors of Video Games Live (VGL) (http://www.videogameslive.com), an international concert event happening this Thursday, January 24 at Hard Rock Live Orlando (http://www.hardrocklive.com).

Full Sail Real World Education (http://www.fullsail.com) is serving as one of the primary sponsors of Video Games Live (VGL) (http://www.videogameslive.com), an international concert event happening this Thursday, January 24 at Hard Rock Live Orlando (http://www.hardrocklive.com).

The show features music from the most popular video games performed by top orchestras and choirs, while also providing unique on-stage interactive segments with the audience and a pre-show festival.
VGL has performed to sold-out audiences around the world since 2005. The show is produced and created by veteran video game composers, Tommy Tallarico and Jack Wall. Together they bring to life the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra mixed with the energy and excitement of a rock concert combined with the cutting edge visuals, technology, interactivity and fun that video games provide.

VGL draws upon the music of a variety of popular games, both classic and new, ranging from Pong to Rainbow Six. It is more of an interactive and immersive experience that attempts to bridge the gap between the visuals of video games and the music of video games.

Tallarico said, "I am putting on a world tour of the greatest video game music and licenses of all time played by a 60-piece orchestra and a 32-person choir. Nowhere in the history of the industry have 20,000 fans gathered together to celebrate video games."

In addition to the show, during the pre-show festival, VGL will feature the winner of the Orlando Science Center and Full Sail's recent Otronicon (http://www.otronicon.org) Rock Band Competition as the opening act. Otronicon, the ultimate video game experience, successfully ran its third year this January, and throughout its existence has attracted more than 45,000 people.

"For the last three years, Full Sail has had the pleasure of serving at the presenting sponsor of Otronicon alongside the Orlando Science Center. It has been a wonderful way to showcase our knowledge and expertise within the video game industry, and provide a gaming experience to the local Central Florida community," said Isis Jones, Chief Information Officer, Full Sail. "To conclude Otronicon by also sponsoring Video Games Live, is another exceptional way to bring an exciting gaming event to the Orlando area, and bring national awareness to our continually evolving digital market."

About Full Sail:
Since 1979, Full Sail Real World Education, a college outside of Orlando, FL, has been an innovative educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. With over 27,000 alumni, graduate credits include work on Oscar, Emmy and GRAMMY-winning projects, best-selling video games, and the #1 grossing U.S. concert tour seven out of the last seven years. Full Sail's 178-acre campus proudly welcomes over 5,600 students from 50 states and 47 countries.

Full Sail currently offers a total of thirteen degree programs including: Associate of Science Degrees offered in Graphic Design, Recording Arts and Show Production & Touring; Bachelor of Science Degrees offered in Computer Animation, Digital Arts & Design, Entertainment Business (online), Film, Game Art, Game Development, Music Business and Web Design & Development; and a Master of Science Degree in Education Media Design & Technology (online) and Entertainment Business (online and on-campus).

Students on-campus experience a real world education with a professional class structure of 8-12 hours per day and a 24-hour around the clock schedule which earned Full Sail the Most Innovative Program Award by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges. The college has also been named: The Harvard of Game Schools by Tips & Tricks Magazine; one of the top three New Media Schools by Shift Magazine (alongside the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and New York University); one of the Top Five Game Degree Programs in the world by Electronic Gaming Monthly; one of the Best Music Programs in the country by Rolling Stone Magazine; one of the Best Music Business Departments in the Schools That Rock: The Rolling Stone College Guide; and one of the Best Film Programs in the country by UNleashed Magazine.

For more information on Full Sail, please visit http://www.fullsail.com.

For more information on Video Games Live, please visit http://www.videogameslive.com.

For more information on Hard Rock, please visit http://www.hardrocklive.com.

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