NYU Film Scoring Workshop

Summer Programs

NYU Film Scoring Workshop

Headlined by luminary composers MARK SNOW (The X-Files, Blue Bloods, Smallville), MICHAEL LEVINE (Landfill Harmonic, Cold Case), and NYU Film Scoring faculty, the NYU Film Scoring Workshop will highlight:

  • Creative process and composition
  • Logic Pro X  + sample library bootcamp
  • Virtual and traditional orchestration
  • Music editing, preparation and engineering
  • Recording & mixing sessions
  • Sample library creation 

As a participant, you will receive professional recording and mixing sessions with industry professionals at every step of the way. You will also have the opportunity to record and create your very own sample libraries. Your work will be critiqued by Mark Snow, Michael Levine, industry professionals, and NYU’s acclaimed Scoring for Film and Multimedia faculty. 

Program Dates: May 28 - June 6, 2018

Application Deadline:

March 20, 2018

Costs & Fees:

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1,547 (Particpant Tuition)
$464 (Auditor Tuition)
$850 (On-Campus Housing and Required Meal Plan per Session)
International Applicant/Student Fee Information

Intended For:

High School
Undergraduate
Post-College and Graduate Students
Continuing Professionals

The NYU Film Scoring Workshop is divided into two tracks, and offers the modern media composer experience in one of two common industry-standard recording scenarios:

TRACK ONE: Virtuosic Multi-Instrumentalists

As a participant, you will have multiple days of one-on-one recording time to workshop your music with several virtuosic instrumental soloists, and experiment with extended techniques, improvisations, and unusual instruments to create unique worlds of sound. You are encouraged to explore the wide possibilities of combining electronics and sample libraries with the singular contributions of our eclectic soloists.

Our soloists in the past have been David Weiss (The Rookie, Noah, Lion King) on c-flute, bass flute, Irish flute, wood flute, penny whistle, panpipes, duduk, duclar, and shakuhachi; John Benthal (Idina Menzel, Nanny Diaries, Lion King) on steel and nylon string guitars, mandolin, charango, mountain dulcimer, ukulele, and bouzouki; Paul Woodiel (Fargo, The Nanny Diaries) on fiddle, hardanger fiddle, nyckelharpa, and stroh violin.

TRACK TWO: Orchestral Ensemble

As a participant, you will have one recording session with an orchestral ensemble. You are encouraged to incorporate the rich traditions of classic Hollywood large-ensemble film scoring with more contemporary hybrid techniques by exploring the use of both acoustic and electronics elements. Previous workshops have 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.

NYU Film Scoring Orchestral Track Sample Schedule

NYU Film Scoring Virtuosic Multi-Instrumentalists Track Sample Schedule 

For more information please see our NYU Film Scoring Workshop FAQ's

Housing & Meal Plan Information

Costs and Fees

Receiving Your Admission Decision

Scholarship & Financial Aid


Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438
mpap.summer@nyu.edu

Academic Content
Mark Suozzo
Visiting Associate Professor
212 992 9462
mark.suozzo@nyu.edu

Ron Sadoff
Film Scoring Director
212 998 5779
ron.sadoff@nyu.edu