NYU Film Scoring Workshop

NYU Film Scoring Workshop

Headlined by luminary composers Mark Snow (The X-FilesBlue Bloods), Michael Levine (SirenStar Wars: Detours), NYU Film Scoring faculty, and featuring guests such as music editors Suzana Peric (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Silence of the Lambs) and Todd Kasow (True Grit, Wonderstruck) 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, and consult 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.

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: 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.

2018 NYU Film Scoring Orchestral Track Schedule

TRACK TWO: Soloists & Chamber Ensemble

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 on woodwinds (The Rookie, Noah, Lion King), John Benthal on plucked instruments (Idina Menzel, Nanny Diaries, Lion King), and Paul Woodiel on strings (Fargo, The Nanny Diaries).

2018 NYU Film Scoring Soloists & Chamber Ensemble Track Schedule

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


  • Mark Snow
    (The X-Files, Blue Bloods)
  • Michael Levine
    (Siren, Star Wars: Detours)
  • Suzana Peric
    (The Lord of the Rings, The Silence of the Lambs)
  • Todd Kasow
    (True Grit, Wonderstruck)
  • Philip Rothman
    (Music Copyist)

Minimum age allowed in NYU on-campus housing for a MPAP Summer Program is 15 years old.

  • Housing is not required, students may commute and will not be charged for housing/meal plan. Residential students will be housed in Weinstein Hall.
  • Summer housing application instructions are provided to admitted students only.
Meal Plan
  • Students staying in housing are required to have a meal plan (automatically assigned to student accounts when assigned a room in a residence hall).
  • 10 meals and 30 Dining Dollars per week (if desired, admitted students can increase meal plan)

Costs and Fees
 US StudentsInternational Students
Application Fee (paid at the end of Acceptd application) $55 $55
Tuition (Participant) $1,547 $1,547
Tuition (Auditor) $464 $464
Housing and Meal Plan (if on-campus) $850 $850
Health Insurance Not Applicable $355 Comprehensive Plan

Applicants can participate in multiple workshops as part of our Scoring Intensive and receive the following discounts:
Attend Two Workshops: 5% discount
Attend Three Workshops: 10% discount

Accepted students will confirm their attendance once they have paid the enrollment deposit (detailed instructions provided in acceptance email). Residential students will have successfully registered for housing once they have paid the housing deposit and completed the housing application (sent via email after student confirms their attendance).

$150 Enrollment deposit:
  • Accepted applicants will make an enrollment deposit of $150 in order to confirm their attendance to their NYU MPAP Summer Program. Payment instructions are provided within the initial acceptance email.
$500 Housing deposit:
  • If staying in on-campus housing, students are required to pay a $500 deposit to reserve a space in housing.
  • The housing deposit is a portion of the housing charges, and is NOT a separate or added fee.
  • The housing deposit is applied to any housing charges on your bill. Any excess balance remaining will be applied to tuition fees or refunded to the student.

Please note: Application Fee, Enrollment Deposit and Housing Deposit are not refundable.

Paying the remaining balance

After paying the deposit(s), students are responsible for paying the remaining balance prior to the start of the program. While the remaining tuition may be posted immediately after deposits are made, the remaining housing bills are not sent until 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. Payment by credit card is not accepted by the Bursar's office to pay remaining balances, please contact the Bursars Office directly for questions about payment.

All fees, tuition and housing costs are charged to the students eSuites (online student billing system and personal account) via the NYU Bursars Office. Read instructions on accessing the eSuites account.

For information, see the Summer Finances page.

All communications and admission decisions are provided via email (email account used when application was created).

Many program directors make admission decisions on a rolling basis once a completed application is received. However, applicants can expect to receive a final admissions decision email no later than two weeks after the final application deadline date.

Students interested in financial aid should complete and submit the Scholarship Application that is sent to you once you complete the application process.

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