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Screen Scoring

Bachelor of Music
Music Theory and Composition: Screen Scoring

Specialized training in music composition, screen scoring, and technology in a liberal arts university through mentoring and individualized attention.


Master of Music
Music Theory and Composition: Screen Scoring

Become an efficient, versatile composer for the screen through intensive technical training, private lessons, recording sessions, and networking.


Doctor of Philosophy
Music Performance and Composition: Composers

Create a highly personalized program as you refine your compositional voice to write large-scale works and embark on significant research for in-depth study and writing.

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About Screen Scoring at NYU Steinhardt

Create music for film, TV, video games, virtual reality, and more. Prepare for your scoring career with intensive course work, our renowned composition faculty, multiple opportunities for collaboration and recording, and access to a vast network of peers, industry practitioners, and accomplished alumni in New York City.


Our students work with filmmakers in a variety of different contexts forging many successful and long-lasting relationships.

Recording and Performance

Students participate in recording sessions that serve as our laboratory for current scoring practices.


Our Friday@1 series presents conversations with some of the most renowned composers, songwriters, publishers, and industry executives in New York City and beyond.

Screen Scoring Summer Workshops

Hone your skills in scoring for TV, film, advertising, or videogames at one of our summer workshops.


Screen Scoring Alumni Score Student Academy Award Winning Documentaries

NYU Screen Scoring congratulates Aurélie Webb (MM 2020) and Cal Freundlich (BM 2022) who respectively scored two of the three Student Academy Award winning documentaries of 2022!

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Hunter Hanson Wins John Lennon Songwriting Contest in Electronic Category

Hunter Hanson, NYU screen scoring alum and adjunct professor, recently won the 2021 Session ll Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (Electronic Category) for his first solo release “Breezeblow”.

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Three NYU Screen Scoring Alumni Team Up to Assist Blockbuster Composer Junkie XL

On October 3rd, 2021 NYU Screen Scoring adjunct instructor, Hunter Hanson interviewed alumni Ching-Shan Chang (MM ‘19), Peter Kohrman (MM ‘20), and Dallin Burns (MM ‘20) who assist Holkenborg at his studio in Los Angeles on his scores, including some of his recent projects including: Justice League and Army of the Dead and the upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

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Screen Scoring Students Participate in NYU Lab Cast

Ten students composed music for podcasts through Ignite Change: Impactful Storytelling Through Audio – a new NYU podcasting fellowship.

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Screen Scoring Alum André Miranda Raises €1.3M in Funding for Musiversal

Musiversal provides a platform to connect composers and producers with performers.

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Screen Scoring Faculty Collaborate on “In Balanchine's Classroom"

The documentary illustrates the life and times of 20th-century ballet giant George Balanchine.

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Jacob Yoffee (MM '11) Scores ABC's "The Wonder Years"

Screen Scoring alum Jacob Yoffee will be the composer for the ABC reboot of the popular 1980s series.

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Screen Scoring Alum Named Composer-in-Residence with Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Jessie Montgomery has been appointed by Music Director Riccardo Muti.

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In Collaboration with TSOA, Screen Scoring Students Score Russian Film

Working with NYU Tisch School of the Arts Cinema Studies, the three students scored the 1978 film “Chronicles of Izhor."

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Screen Music Students Score the "NYU Sports Film Festival" on SNY

Five Screen Scoring students composed the theme music and scores for five episodic sports films, created by Tisch School of the Arts student filmmakers and produced by the NYU Production Lab.

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Celebrating 15 years of the UIP Journal "Music and the Moving Image"

Ronald Sadoff and Gillian B. Anderson discuss their stewardship of the screen music journal in a University of Illinois Press podcast.

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Screen Scoring Composers and CAS Journalism Director Collaborate on Award-Winning Documentary

Master's students Sophia Stone and Pierce Constanti scored director Laura Zéphirin's "Making Waves."

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Screen Scoring Alumni at SXSW 2021

Eric Smith and Mike Brun scored films that premiered at this year's festival.

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Screen Scoring Freshman Works with Michael Abels on HBO Docuseries "Allen v. Farrow"

Cameron Moody discusses the experience of working as music assistant and assistant composer for the renowned composer.

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Screen Scoring Alumni Scores at Sundance Film Festival

The music of Ariel Marx and Gavin Brivik was featured in two films that premiered at this year's festival.

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Alum Lands Job at Pixar

Jennifer Rowekamp, a recent graduate of the Screen Scoring master’s program, became Pixar’s newest Associate Music Editor.

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