Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions

Summer Programs

NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop in Memory of Buddy Baker

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Intended for: All levels

2015 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop's:

Hybrid Scoring Track & Classic Hollywood Scoring Track

  • Program Dates: June 3 - June 12, 2015
  • Priority Application Deadline: April 1, 2015
  • Final Application Deadline: April 15, 2015
  • Required Student Orientation: June 2, 2015
  • Housing Dates: May 31 - June 13, 2015
  • Tuition: 
    • Participant: $1,275
    • Auditor: $383
  • Scoring for Film and Multimedia website 

Program Descriptions

Hybrid Scoring Track

The Hybrid Scoring Track recognizes that big changes have taken place in production methods for film scoring over the last 20 years which have effected not only the means of production, but the aesthetic. Most music for modern media production takes place within the composers studio. The composer is able to realize her vision from inception thru completion using a DAW and a microphone. We'll examine techniques for finessing your sound and workflow to meet the demands of modern film composition. Both Hybrid and Classic Hollywood tracks will share sessions on music editing, spotting and panels on scoring. The Hybrid Track will add to this process sampling, recording of specialists and mixing. Our acoustic recording sessions will feature first call soloists David Weiss on woodwinds (The Rookie, Noah, Lion King) and John Benthal on guitar (Idina Menzel, Nanny Diaries, Lion King).

Classic Hollywood Scoring Track

Following in the vision and legacy of Buddy Baker, the 2014 NYU/ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop will continue to present the rich traditions of classical Hollywood film scoring. Dedicated sessions will address the creative process, orchestrating, conducting, and MIDI mockups. Participants will choose a clip from a selection of rough cuts, representing a variety of genres. The workshop will culminate in a full day of recording sessions, featuring New York City's top-tier studio musicians. Previous workshops included players from the NY Philharmonic and The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and have been recorded by such top flight engineers as Paul Geluso and Lawrence Manchester. 


The workshop is taught by some of today’s most creative composers and orchestrators, led by Sean Callery (Homeland, Elementary) and Michael Levine (Cold Case, Close to Home). Veteran core faculty member Mark Snow (X-Files, Blue Bloods) and NYU Film Scoring faculty member Ira Newborn (Naked Gun series) will be featured. Other participating NYU faculty include Mike Patterson, Mark Suozzo, Todd Kasow, and Ron Sadoff. The ASCAP Foundation and the Society of Composers and Lyricists, with SCL President and veteran composer Dan Foliart (7th Heaven), will headline additional presentations on the art and business of film music.


Below are all costs associated with the NYU / ASCAP Foundation Film Scoring Workshop: 

  • Tuition: 
    • Participant: $1,275
    • Auditor: $382
  • Application Fee: $50; nonrefundable and paid at the end of the 2015 Summer Application 
  • Housing and Meal Plan (Optional) $762 shared room with 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars see the Housing and Meal Plan page for more information

Please note that there are additional fees for all International Students. For information about financial aid and scholarships, see the Finances page. 

Apply and Audition

If you would like to be considered for the workshop you must complete the following:

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Program Administration                     

MPAP Summer Programs
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012
(p) 212 998 5438

Academic Content        

Mark Suozzo
Visiting Associate Professor
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077         
New York, NY 10012
(p) 212 992 9462


Ron Sadoff
Film Scoring Director
35 West 4th Street, Suite 1077
New York, NY 10012 
(p) 212 998 5779