Brian Curtin, B.M., M.M.

Music | Fine Arts


Phone: (714) 484-7140

Office Hours: By appointment. Email to schedule.

Location: Fine Arts Building (FA), Rooms 210 and 309

About Professor Curtin

Brian Curtin teaches Audio Production for Film, American Popular Music and History of Rock Music in the Music department at Cypress College. Brian earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Music from California State University at Fullerton, both with an emphasis in music theory and composition. He also holds a Film Scoring Certificate from UCLA.

Besides teaching, Mr. Curtin is an active composer creating contemporary music in today’s media world. His music has been licensed for documentaries, trailers, TV shows, cartoons and web videos. His music can be heard on various networks including ABC, NBC, CW, CBS, FOX, MTV, VH1, A&E, AMC, Animal Planet, Biography, Bravo, Discovery, Disney, E!, History, Lifetime, Lionsgate Films, Nat Geo, Showtime, Spike, Style, Syfy, Telemundo, TBS, TLC, TNT and others.

Brian states, “Besides writing music, I love listening, talking and teaching about music. It is my passion!”

Recommended Course

MUS 222 Audio Production For Film

Expand your audio horizons! If you ever wanted to learn about how audio and film work together, this is the course for you! Audio Production for Film teaches you techniques and strategies used by working professionals in this fast-paced and exciting industry.


MUS 117: American Popular Music