The Game Music Ensemble (GME) is a UCLA group consisting of orchestra, choir, jazz and chamber ensembles dedicated to performing and celebrating original video game music. In the past, the ensemble has performed pieces from Kingdom Hearts, Final Fantasy, League of Legends, World of Warcraft, Skyrim, Legend of Zelda, Undertale and more, with guest conductors like Neal Acree and Gerard Marino.
Founded in 2014 by Jose Daniel Ruiz, GME shows are modeled after other live acts such as Video Games Live, Distant Worlds, while its organizational model enables its members to integrate their academic studies with the performance, social, and leadership opportunities GME provides.
GME has a full orchestra and choir performance twice a year—one in winter and one in spring—with jazz and chamber performances spread throughout, at various campus locations, but primarily at Schoenberg Hall and the historical Powell Library Rotunda.
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