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About Us

Who We Are

The Game Brass is a group of seven musicians from all walks of life. They have backgrounds in game scoring, film orchestration, YouTube, education, and session work for rock and rap musicians. Each one an expert in a different field, and they’re brought together by their shared love of video game music, their senses of humor, and their incredible chops.

In biweekly videos, unique albums, and frequent collaborations with other great artists, The Game Brass strives to bring the discipline of classical training to the VGM world, and the joy of video game music to the classical world.

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Thomas Kresge

Arranger, Conductor

Thomas Kresge is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, copyist, saxophonist, and educator with credits spanning film, television, video games, musical theater, and live concerts. Based in New York, he earned his Bachelor’s at George Mason University before receiving his Master’s of Film Scoring at the Seattle Film Institute under Hummie Mann. Thomas has deep experience in orchestration, arranging, and music preparation. His speed and reliability have made him a favorite among his clients, which include Marco Beltrami (Waiting for the Barbarians, Shadows in My Eyes, Nine Perfect Strangers, Bach by Beltrami), Diana Ross (Diana Ross Live at the Hollywood Bowl: Opening Night, 2018, NBC's Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting), Michael James Scott, Disney (The Incredibles 2 trailer campaign), Jacob Yoffee (Kohl's trailer campaign), and others, as well as fully arranging the scores for the musicals Way Back When and Esther. Since 2018, he has served as The Game Brass’s primary arranger and producer. Well-versed in writing orchestral, jazz, and popular music, Kresge’s work has been heard in indie films, games, orchestras, and more, with two new game projects on the way. Somehow, Kresge also finds time to work as an educator, teaching piano, winds, trumpet, theory, and composition. Working with a wide variety of organizations, Thomas seeks to empower students with the skills they need, from sight-reading to improvisation. Thomas dedicates the rest of his time to cooking, cocktail mixology, and dreaming of the day he’ll adopt a cat.