Admissions Now Open
The 9th Annual Film Scoring Summer Program is now open for Admissions!
A 26-day summer practical experience for composers interested in developing their abilities in writing music for motion pictures. Includes 4 recording sessions of your music, 4-star hotel accommodation and a comprehensive lecture series delivered by faculty of the Film Scoring Academy of Europe.
6 university credits conferred upon completion.
3.5 weeks on the Black Sea beach in Varna, Bulgaria.
4-star hotel accommodation included in tuition.
NEW! 4 recording sessions of your music with the European Recording Orchestra (ERO).
Resident & Guest Lecturers
A comprehensive lecture series for the modern film composer. Learn from faculty of the Film Scoring Academy of Europe.
Over 175 alumni from around the world working at various levels within the film music industry.
Learn more about this program:
Scoring An Emotion
7-PIECE: STRING QUINTET + 2 CLARINETS
Scoring A Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn
21-PIECE: STRINGS, PIANO, HARP
Scoring Drama / Scoring Under Dialogue
38-PIECE: SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Reading & Scoring A Scene / Scoring A Main Title
Remote Recording at Doli Media Studio in Sofia
Networking! Form lifelong relationships with dozens of other composers and industry professionals who all share your passion for film music.
Film Scoring from DAW to Studio. Spotting scenes, establishing tempo, scoring the screen, orchestrating, score prepping and recording live studio musicians.
Transition from composer to film composer. Work through all of the essential technique needed for success in the modern, international film industry.
Develop your portfolio with live recordings, an integral component of the film composer's journey. More live recordings than any other summer program.
AT THE CHERNO MORE HOTEL
INCLUDED IN YOUR TUITION
RECORD YOUR MUSIC AT
BNR RADIO STUDIO VARNA
& DOLI MEDIA STUDIO
Also receive multi-cam HD video footage to create professional portfolio videos of the orchestra playing your music.
"THE BEST MONTH OF MY LIFE"
The statement we hear over and over, summer after summer. Read what our graduates say:
The Summer Program has been a life changing musical experience. We will all remember this collective journey. From day one I knew that this immersive experience would make the difference. The rate at which these composers have increased their knowledge and leveled up within a one month time frame is very impressive. I personally recommend the summer program to any aspiring film music composers. It is a great experience, with an online or MFA program if you wish to continue studying.
This was an amazing experience! The lectures, instructors and recording ensembles were awesome! I'd highly recommend this program to composers of all experience levels. The staff does a wonderful job of challenging students of all types of backgrounds. Plus, Varna is a great place to spend a month in the summer. I don't think any of us wanted to leave at the end of the program!
Being a composer can be a very lonely day-to-day endeavor. At the FSSP we had the opportunity to be surrounded by fellow musicians, share life experiences, laugh and go out, crunch over deadlines; great experiences that are better if we do them as a community. I loved to hear everyone's music, their voices, their personalities; it was beautiful. These days we live in such a competitive and globalized world, that it was great to feel the support of everyone around you. There was no envy, no competition, no bad vibes, only a bunch of composers enjoying each other's music, company and trying to support each other. I'm grateful for the experience and for my new friends.