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Screen Scoring Summer Workshops

Update: Summer 2021 Remote Workshops

Due to COVID-19 related concerns and regular updates we receive from both New York State and New York City government as well as NYU leadership, we have made the decision to convert the Screen Scoring Summer Workshops to a remote workshop series for the summer of 2021. While we would of course have preferred to meet you all in person this year, we are optimistic about some of the new opportunities that running remotely affords us. For more information about how this impacts each of the workshops, please follow the link below to a designated coronavirus FAQs page.


Headlined by luminary composers Mark Snow (The X-Files, Blue Bloods), Michael Levine (Siren, Star Wars: Detours), and NYU Film Scoring faculty, and featuring different guests year to year like Tamar-Kali Brown (Come Sunday, Mudbound), 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), or Sean Callery (24, Homeland).

collage of student work

The NYU Steinhardt Film Scoring Workshop will highlight:

  • Creative Process and Composition
  • Critiques by Top Industry Guests
  • Logic Pro X + Sample Library bootcamp
  • Virtual and Traditional Orchestration
  • Music Editing, Preparation, and Engineering
  • Evening Presentations with Industry Guests
Screenshot of Logic Pro demonstration in remote class

Program Manager Dr. Sergi Casanelles shows off some scoring techniques in Logic Pro.

Throughout the workshop, your work will be critiqued by Mark Snow, Michael Levine, and NYU Steinhardt’s acclaimed Screen Scoring faculty.

Program Dates

June 1 – June 12, 2021

Application Deadline

March 15, 2021
Scholarship Deadline: March 15, 2021

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1600 (Participant Tuition) | $600 (Auditor Tuition)
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available 

Intended For

High School
Post-College and Graduate Students
Continuing Professionals


Application Requirements     

  1. Fill out your personal information     
  2. Submit a short statement introducing yourself and explaining your past experience in screen scoring. You may also submit, optionally, a one-page bio.    
  3. Select the workshop (or workshops) you are interested in applying to, and specify if you are interested in applying as a participant or as an auditor.     
  4. Submit 3-6 audio/video files to showcase your music. Submit your best work, regardless of its connection with the workshop you are applying to. We are not judging your past experience in the field, but your overall composing/production skills.      

For each file, submit a PDF explaining the purpose or context of the piece/track, the composing process, technical details if applicable (libraries used, sound processors, software, etc.) and any other relevant information.

Consider including pieces for orchestra or large ensemble with scores if that is the kind of work you would like to focus on during the workshop.

Applications for the 2021 Screen Scoring Workshops are closed.

Costs and Fees

Costs, payment procedures, scholarships, and financial aid details for our summer programs.

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Cancellations and Refund Policy

Updated for 2021 in response to COVID-19 and NYU’s move to remote learning.

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Workshop Coordinators: Sergi Casanelles, Hunter Hanson, and Kat Vokes