Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Scoring for Film and Multimedia

Welcome to Scoring for Film and Multimedia

At the nerve center of practice and theory, the Film Scoring program at NYU Steinhardt offers a unique program of study for the M.M. degree. The curriculum in Film Scoring includes intensive professional training integrally linked to the Music Composition, Music Technology, and Songwriting programs, offering a vast range of artistic and academic training and unique possibilities for individual exploration and development. The composition faculty, having contributed to well over 100 feature films and garnering numerous Guggenheim Fellowships, includes Ira Newborn, Michael Patterson, Marc Suozzo, and Julia Wolfe. In addition, our FRIDAY@1:00 series presents some of the most renowned composers, songwriters, publishers, and industry executives, all of whom discuss their own creative processes as well as critique students' work. Among those who have worked with us extensively are Mark Snow (X-Files, Blue Bloods), Glenn Frey (The Eagles), and Buddy Baker (The Fox and the Hound).

The annual NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshops in Memory of Buddy Baker includes core faculty member Mark Snow. In collaboration with the NYU Tisch School of the Arts Film School, film scores by our students have been performed with live orchestra at Lincoln Center and the Tribeca Film Festival and heralded by the press as a "boon to music and film scholarship." In addition to maintaining strong ties to the film industry, Ron Sadoff and renowned conductor and musicologist Gillian B. Anderson serve as co-directors of the East Coast branch of the Film Music Society. The Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions also sponsors the University of Illinois Press' journal and conference, Music and the Moving Image. Gillian B. Anderson and Ron Sadoff serve as the journal's founders and co-editors.

Film Scoring: M.M. in Music Composition and M.M. in Music Technology
Dr. Ron Sadoff, Director of Film Scoring,