Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Scoring for Film and Multimedia

Conference: Music & The Moving Image, 2014


Conference at NYU Steinhardt, May 30 – June 1, 2014


The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between music, sound, and the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPod, computer, and interactive performances) through paper presentations.

This year’s conference will include a keynote speech by renowned film orchestrator Patrick Russ (King Kong, The Manchurian Candidate) and we invite abstracts that focus on the role and function of orchestration. The Program Committee includes Patrick Russ, Elisabeth Weis (Film Sound: Theory and Practice, The Silent Scream: Alfred Hitchcock's Sound Track), Philip Carli (Synergy in America's Early Talking Machine Industry and original orchestral scores for Captain Salvation [1925; Turner, 2005], and Stella Maris [1918; Milestone, 1998]), and co-editors of Music and the Moving Image, Gillian B. Anderson (Haexan; Pandora’s Box; Composing for the CinemaMusic for Silent Film 1892-1929: A Guide), and NYU Chair of the Dept of Music, Ron Sadoff (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation; Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood). The conference will run a few days before the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker (June 4 – 13, 2014).

Register Now: (Conference & Housing)

Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words) should have been submitted to, by Dec. 16, 2013.

E-mail for more information.  

Ron Sadoff
New York University 
35 West 4th St
Suite 1077
New York, NY, 10012

View 2014 Schedule, Abstracts and Presenter Bios

Dates: May 30, 2014 - June 1, 2014
Conference fee: TBD

Housing costs TBD

35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012

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NYU Resident Hall Accomodations: Applications for NYU housing will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Space is limited for on-campus housing. Please note that all housing forms received after a date to be determined will be accepted on a space available basis only.  Click here for more specific housing information.

Dining Options: For a list of available on-campus dining locations please visit Dining locations will be open Monday through Friday from 7am to 8pm. There are also many local dining establishments within walking distance. 

Arrival / Departure: When you arrive to the 12th street dorm, you will be asked to show government ID and sign in at the front desk. The Front Desk Receptionist will provide keys and information packet.
• Check-in begins at 8:00am and ends at 11:00pm. Please note after 11pm, arriving guest will have to come back the next morning at 8:00 am.
• Check-out is by 11:00 am
You CAN NOT change your reservation after it has been made. There are no housing refunds or adjustments.

Furnishings: The rooms are air-conditioned and furnished with two twin beds, desks, desk chairs, and storage space for clothing for each resident. The rooms are not equipped with telephones or internet. NYU will provide basic linens, pillows, and towels, however it is recommended that residents bring their own towels and personal toiletries, as per your needs.




We appreciate the generous support of scholarships provided by the Film Music Foundation (FMF), a nonprofit California Public Benefit Corporation, that promotes appreciation of the art and craft of film music through education, filmed interviews, scholarly research and writing, and film scoring workshops for students.