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 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….

An Evening with David Raksin


David Raksin offers firsthand accounts of the golden era of film music. With humor and vast…

Composer Seminar with David Raksin


Legendary composer David Raksin will discuss his historic career in film music. From the early days…

An Interview with Ennio Morricone


Jon Burlingame conducts a rare interview and discussion with Ennio Morricone, who has scored nearly 400…

Basic Instinct: A Seminar by Jerry Goldsmith


In March 2000, Jerry Goldsmith gave a composer-to-composer seminar on Basic Instinct. A video of that…

Composer-to-Composer Seminar with Jerry Goldsmith


For decades, Jerry Goldsmith was at the very pinnacle of film & television music. His innovation…