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NYU/BMI TV Scoring Workshop

Screen Scoring Summer Workshops

Update: Summer 2020 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 2020. 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.


Led by a yearly rotating cast of top professionals like Sean Callery (24, Homeland), Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, Feud), David Schwartz (Arrested Development, The Good Place), Nathan Barr (The Americans, True Blood), Blake Neely (Arrow, Riverdale), Chad Fischer (Scandal, Garden State), and Ben Decter (Lucifer, Lethal Weapon) — and featuring industry guests such as composers Peter Nashel (Marco Polo, Incorporated) and Mandy Hoffman (I Love Dick), and more — the NYU/BMI Television Scoring Workshop will immerse you in all aspects of scoring for television. Last year’s workshop was led by Sean Callery, David Schwartz, and Ben Decter.

This 12-day workshop will give you the real-life experiences of how to be creative with limited resources, interface with key players of post-production teams, and successfully deliver on time in high-pressure situations and under short deadlines. Over the course of the workshop, you’ll receive professional instruction how to:

Blake Neely on a Break

Blake Neely on a "break" with participants

  • Streamline your creative process
  • Create professional mock-ups and final mixes
  • Work within the confines of the TV ‘work week’
  • Get the most out of your sample libraries
  • Sweeten scores with 1-2 live musicians
  • Work with showrunners, music editors, and producers
Program Dates

June 15 – June 26, 2020

Application Deadline

March 9, 2020
Scholarship Deadline: March 10, 2020

Costs and Fees

$55 (Non-Refundable Application Fee)
$1600 (Participant Tuition) | $600 (Auditor Tuition)
$898 (On-Campus Housing and Required Meal Plan)
Scholarships and Financial Aid Available

Intended For

High School
Post-College and Graduate Students
Continuing Professionals

As a participant, your work will be critiqued by top composers in the field, NYU Steinhardt's acclaimed Screen Scoring faculty, and you will record and mix your music with the top industry professionals of New York City.

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Professional Mixing in Dolan

Participant mixes with top industry mixer, Angie Teo

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. 

Summer 2021

The 2021 summer programs application will open on January 15.


Costs and Fees

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

Housing Information

All you need to know about NYU summer program housing including rates, meal plans, services, and check-in/out.

International Student Information

An application checklist and information on English proficiency testing, visas, and health insurance for students from outside the United States.

Contact Us

Questions about Application, Finances,
Housing, and Meal Plans

Summer Programs

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