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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.

Star Trek Recording Session


Produced and directed by SCL’s Board Member Ron Grant in 2000, this video chronicles Jay Chattaway’s…

Composer to Composer with Danny Elfman


For many years, Danny Elfman has been among the most sought-after and original voices in American…

Pat Williams American Concerto


Pat Williams discusses his “American Concerto” at an SCL Board Meeting circa 1999. The work originally…

Managing Your Business as a Composer


In this seminar Dean Grinsfelder moderates an informative discussion about the financial, legal and administrative aspects…

A Talk with James Newton Howard


This 1996 seminar, held at the Director’s Guild Of America in Hollywood, features James Newton Howard….

State of the Art Conference 1996


This video comes from the 1996 “State of the Art Conference” with the Hollywood Reporter. It…

Styles and Methods with Bruce Broughton


Bruce Broughton titled this evening “Styles and Methods” and hosted it in 1994 at the Director’s…

Composer for Hire


A panel of music industry professionals discuss the many issues involved in selecting and working with…

A Talk with Elmer Bernstein


1993 Director`s Guild Of America Hollywood, California Elmer Bernstein begins his presentation by giving a personal…

Dealing with Packages


Composers Nan Schwartz Mishkin, Bruce Miller, and John Debney present their own experiences producing scores within…

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