FILM SCORING SUMMER PROGRAM

The Film Scoring Summer Program is a 3-week summer course experience designed for composers of all skill levels who are interested in composing music for film. Located in the beautiful beach town of Varna, Bulgaria (right on the Black Sea!), this program aims to give students a foundation in the fundamentals of composing music for film; technology (DAW and Notation software), orchestration, the pedagogy of film composition, and the experience of recording your original music with live ensembles of various sizes.

We are thrilled to welcome annually Christopher Young, Hollywood film composer & lecturer in film music at USC.

Golden Globe-nominated composer whose credits include films such as Spider-Man 3, A Nightmare on Elm Street, Hellraiser, Insidious, and more.

CHRISTOPHER YOUNG

Interested? Let us know!

4 RECORDING SESSIONS

OF YOUR ORIGINAL MUSIC

SOLO PIANO

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Friends

Networking, the name of the game. Form life-long relationships with dozens of other composers and industry professionals, all who share your passion for film music.

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Study

Study real Hollywood scores and workprints with Christopher Young, gaining invaluable insights into the behind-the-scenes process of film scoring and Chris' personal pedagogy.

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Score

Learn the process of scoring for film from start to finish. From spotting the scene to establishing a tempo, through composing, orchestrating, recording live ensembles and dubbing to picture.

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Portfolio

Develop your portfolio with LIVE recordings, an integral component of an aspiring film composer's journey. More live recordings than any other summer program.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

WEEK 1

Film Scoring Fundamentals

Classes and Seminars in:

  • Digital Audio Workstation (Logic)

  • Notation Software (Sibelius)

  • Templates and MIDI Mockups

  • Film Scoring Pedagogy

  • Orchestration Fundamentals

Solo Piano and String Quintet + 2 Winds Recording Sessions

WEEK 2

Christopher Young Week

  • 5 days of lectures and 1-on-1 sessions with Christopher Young

  • Analyses of scores, scenes, main titles and more

  • Approaches to scoring various genres of film; drama, horror, action, etc.

  • 20-Piece Strings, Piano, and Harp Ensemble Recording Session

WEEK 3

38-Piece Recording Prep

  • Classes on Orchestration, Sibelius, Score and Parts Prep

  • 1-on-1 sessions on student compositions

  • Dubbing music to picture, portfolio and career development

  • 38-Piece Orchestra Recording Session

4-STAR ACCOMMODATION

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Deposit to Reserve Your Spot

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January

Early Deposit Deadline #1

Send your €350 deposit on or before January 1, 2019

Tuition: €2,650

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February

Early Deposit Deadline #2

Send your €350 deposit on or before February 1, 2019

Tuition: €2,750

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March

Early Deposit Deadline #3

Send your €350 deposit on or before March 1, 2019

Tuition: €2,850

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June

Tuition Deadline

Tuition to be paid in full before June 1, 2019. Students who deposit after March 1, 2019 will pay the full tuition price of

€2,950.

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