Seminars

The SCL produces a number of educational seminars each year in Los Angeles and New York covering a range of subjects relevant to media composers. Topic areas certain around the business, art, craft and technology of writing music for media. Video of the seminars are included here wherever possible.

Vocals: From The Booth To The Screen


A panel of vocal veterans: composer/songwriter Tim Lauer, music director/arranger Paul Mirkovich, and vocal contractor/singer Sally…

Game Changers: East Meets West


A panel of composers including Chad Cannon, Ilan Eshkeri, and Shigeru Umebayashi speak on their global…

What’s So Funny About Rom-Coms?


A panel of composers consisting of Siddhartha Khosla, Jongnic “JB” Bontemps, Cindy O’Connor, and Mark Smythe…

Game Changers: Grammy Submission AMA


White Bear PR’s Thomas Mikusz moderates a discussion between Brian McNelis (Lakeshore Records), Brian Schmidt (GameSoundCon),…

Game Changers: What’s the Difference?


Composers Nainita Desai, Nima Fakhrara, and Rich Vreeland (Disasterpiece) chat with NPR’s Kate Remington about the…

The Present and Future of Sync – Part 1: The Present


Songwriters Tracey Marino, Vance Marino, and Beth Wernick talk about the current state of music licensing with SCL SongArts chairs…

Sync Session #12


Music supervisor Ryan Svendsen listens to and gives feedback on songs written by SCL members in Sync Session…

Game Changers: Hans Interactive


Composer Hans Zimmer discusses the finer points of writing music for non-linear media with Steve Schnur,…

Game Changers: A Musical Journey


10 years after its release, composer Austin Wintory looks back on the music of Journey, a…

The 2nd SCL Global Songdemic


LISTENING SESSION 1: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT Coming soon. LISTENING SESSION 2: DISNEY Vice President of Music…