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.

Program Dates: May 28 - June 8, 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
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: 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).

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 Soloists & Chamber Ensemble Track Sample 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)

Housing & Meal Plan Information

Costs and Fees

Receiving Your Admission Decision

Scholarship & Financial Aid

Contact Us

Program Administration
Summer Programs
212 998 5438

Academic Content
Ariel Marx 
212 998 5764

Sergi Casanelles
212 998 5764