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.

Writing Music for Video Games III


This seminar features an in-depth look at several recent games, from the unique perspective of several…

A Conversation with Leonard Rosenman


This undated seminar hosted by the SCL features composer Leonard Rosenman. Taking examples from his scores…

Business and Legal Issues for Composers and Songwriters


This program presents a practical guide to many of the legal and business issues which confront…

Writing Music for Video Games II


Showcasing the extra-musical skills, techniques and production challenges faced by some of the finest composers in…

Launching Your Film Scoring Career


THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS and THE AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM jointly present the seminar LAUNCHING…

Writing Music For Video Games I


Experienced composers, who have written for games as well as film and television projects, engage in…

At Home with David Raksin


This footage may be the only video available of David Raskin playing Laura in his home…

State of the Art Conference 2002


On June 1, 2002 The Society of Composers & Lyricists (SCL) along with ASCAP, BMI and…

Team Composing with Shirley Walker


Go behind the scores with pioneering Composer / Orchestrator / Conductor Shirley Walker. From her groundbreaking…

Exotic Flavors II: Practical Guides to Ethnic Instruments with Omar Tekbilek


Through both performance and discussion, this seminar features the unique instrumental mastery of Omar Faruk Tekbilek….