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.

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…

Orchestrating in Hollywood with Oscar Senén


Orchestrator and composer Oscar Senén discusses the finer points of orchestrating in Hollywood, from finishing a project to starting…

Game Changers: Scoring A Galaxy Far, Far Away


Composers Stephen Barton, Gordy Haab, Kevin Kiner, and Blake Robinson speak with White Bear PR’s Andrew…

Mixing and Mastering for the Media Composer


SCL Seminar chair Jack D. Elliot speaks with audio veterans Patrick Sasso, Joachin Svare, and Angie…

Songwriting On Demand with Mizer & Moore


Songwriters Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore speak with SCL SongArts LA Chair Chris Wirsig about the ins and outs of…