Scoring for Film and Multimedia

Conference: Music & The Moving Image, 2016

Music and the Moving Image XII

Conference at NYU Steinhardt, May 26 - 28, 2017

Call For Papers

The annual conference, Music and the Moving Image, encourages submissions from scholars and practitioners that explore the relationship between the entire universe of moving images (film, television, video games, iPhone, computer, and live performances) and that of music and sound through paper presentations. This year we will have Academy Award®–winning sound designer, supervising sound editor and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay (Gravity, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) deliver the keynote address. We invite abstracts that focus on the role and function of sound design as well as all other topics. Abstracts or synopses of papers (250 words) should be submitted to: by no later than December 15th, 2016.

The program committee includes James Deaville of Carleton University (Editor of Music in Television: Channels of Listening), Eric Dienstfrey of University of Wisconsin-Madison (“The Myth of the Speakers: A Critical Reexamination of Dolby History” in Film History), and Vasco Hexel of Royal College of Music / Cambridge University (Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard’s The Dark Knight: A Film Score Guide), and coeditors of Music and the Moving Image, Gillian B. Anderson (Haexan; Pandora’s Box; Composing for the Cinema, Music for Silent Film 1892-1929: A Guide); and NYU faculty, Ron Sadoff (The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation; Chuck Jones: Memories of Childhood). The conference will run prior to the NYU/ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker (May 30 – June 9, 2017).

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2016 Conference Fees: 

  • Regular Registration - $185
  • Student Registration - $85

2016 Housing costs: 

Residents will be accomodated in Founders Hall. Please see nightly cost below:

Shared Space

  • $60 per night

Single Space

  • $88 per night

NYU Resident Hall Accommodations: 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 CANNOT 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. Founders Hall Information

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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.