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.

So You Wanna Write A Musical?


Composer and Songwriter Peter Melnick joins SCL SongArts LA committee chair Adryan Russ for an informative…

The Changing World of Professional Songwriting


SCL SongArts Chair Adryan Russ moderates a discussion on the current and future states of professional…

Navigating the Sundance Film Festival


Thomas Mikusz of White Bear PR speaks with seasoned Sundance veterans Peter Golub, Ana Souza, and…

Independent Creative Song Licensing


Music Supervisors and executives Alison Dannenberg, Kayla Masnek, Patrick Clancy, and Sophie Hopkins give SCL members…

Film, TV and Media Music Production in NYC


This seminar, co-presented with ASMAC New York, lays out the current and future state of media…

Mental Well-Being for Musicians


This seminar (co-presented with the Alliance for Women Film Composers) features a conversation between Marriage &…

Sync Session #10: New York


SCL SongArts New York presented music written by songwriters from June’s Song-Demic event to Music Supervisors…

Sync Session #9: Los Angeles


SCL SongArts Los Angeles presented music written by songwriters from June’s Song-Demic event to Music Supervisors…

Larger Than Life: Trailer Music


Composers Tom Evans, Stephanie Koury, Tom Gire, and Raphaelle Thibaut discuss the ins and outs of creating music for trailers during a seminar moderated by Danny Gray and presented by SCL New York.

Finding the Heart in Horror


Composers Brittany Allen, Joseph Bishara, Mark Smythe, Morgan Kibby, and Andy Grush & Taylor Newton Stewart…