Shota Nakama | Producer, Music Director, Lead Arranger
Shota Nakama (born Jan 15, 1982) is a Boston based producer, composer, arranger and guitarist from Okinawa, Japan. He attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music and received his bachelor’s degree in film scoring. He also received his master’s degree in classical guitar performance from The Boston Conservatory.
Shota is most recognized for his involvement in the video game industry, especially for creating Video Game Orchestra, a rockestra (ROCK + ORCEHSTRA) project performing his own arrangements of the music from popular video games with a rock band, orchestra and choir. Since its formation in 2008, the group has performed a number of sold out concerts at legendary venues like Boston Symphony Hall and Seattle Paramount Theater and toured China/Taiwan. The project has been featured on prominent media sources such as Boston Globe, CNET, Asahi Newspaper, NHK and many others.
Shota also founded SoundtRec Boston, a recording production for films, video games and animation based in Boston, MA. The company has recorded and mixed for some of the most well known video game franchises like Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts, which Shota himself orchestrated. The company recently worked on the soundtracks for an anime title, Gunslinger Stratos, and a feature film, Lazer Team, by Rooster Teeth.