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.

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…

Agents: A Necessity or an Alternative?


Bruce Broughton moderated this discussion about the pros and cons of having an agent, how to…

The Presidio Recording Session with Bruce Broughton


This is a 1988 video recording at the Fox sound stage with Bruce Broughton recording orchestra…

The First Sundance Film Composer’s Lab


This is the first film music lab at Sundance, headed by David Newman. Filmed in 1988,…