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At the NYU Steinhardt Screen Scoring program, we are dedicated to creating a generation of composers that thrive in all aspects of the modern media scoring industry. We offer four exciting back-to-back summer workshops in film, television, videogame, and advertising, all in the epicenter of the global music and film industries, New York City.

    Our workshops are taught by top professionals in the field such as 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), Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, Feud), Nate Barr (The Americans, True Blood), Blake Neely (Arrow, Riverdale), Pete Nashel (Marco Polo, Incorporated), Tass Fillipos (The Americans, The Departed), Tom Salta (Halo, Killer Instinct), Jason Kanter (Avalanche Studios), Gina Zdanowicz (Serial Lab), Eric Hachikian (Marco Polo, When We First Met), Jay Wadley (The OA, Indignation), Keith D’Arcy (SONGS Music Publishing), Karen Macmillan (Imagem / Concord Music) and more.

    NYU Film Scoring Workshop

    An intensive two weeks of coaching from successful composers as they guide you through writing, recording, and mixing your music with top mixers in NYC.

    Tuesday, June 1st - Friday, June 12th, 2020

    NYU/BMI TV Scoring Workshop

    Learn how to be creative with limited resources, interface with key players of post-production teams, and successfully deliver in high-pressure situations.

    Monday, June 15th - Friday, June 26th, 2020

    NYU Scoring for Videogames Workshop

    Engage with the aesthetic and technical aspects of composing music for videogames in a hands on workshop led by top industry composer, Tom Salta.

    Sunday, June 28th - Friday, July 3th, 2020

    NYU/BMI Scoring for Advertising Workshop

    Learn to write music for advertising quickly and efficiently, under real-world conditions.

    Sunday, July 6th - Wednesday, July 9th, 2020

    Application Deadline (all workshops): March 1, 2020
    Housing Application Deadline (all workshops): TBD

    As a participant in these workshops, you will be mentored and critiqued by industry professionals in every step of the way. Depending on your interests and focus, you can choose to apply to any combination of our workshops. You can even attend all four, and spend an exciting month in NYC immersed in screen scoring.

    There is one general application for our Screen Scoring Workshops. Applicants will be able to indicate for which workshops they would like to be considered, and submit the respective audition requirements. After reviewing your materials, we may recommend alternate or additional workshops we believe would benefit you as a composer.

    Applicants can participate in multiple workshops and receive the following discounts:
    Attend Two Workshops: 5% discount
    Attend Three or Four Workshops: 10% discount

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    Workshop Coordinators: Sergi Casanelles, 
    Lillie R. McDonough, and Alba S. Torremocha

    Summer 2020

    The 2020 summer programs application will open in Mid-January. Request Information to receive email updates on Summer 2020 programs.

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