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NYU/BMI TV Scoring Workshop

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.


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
  • Work with showrunners, music editors, and producers
Screenshot of Sean Callery demonstrating how he scored a scene from Homeland

Sean Callery walks us through scoring a scene from Homeland.

Screenshot of John Kaefer leading a virtual tour of his template

John Kaefer leads a virtual tour of his template.

Program Dates

June 14 – June 25, 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

As a participant, your work will be critiqued by top composers in the field and NYU Steinhardt's acclaimed Screen Scoring faculty.

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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 Application

The 2021 summer programs application is open. Start your application today!


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