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.

Skills for Success: What Composers Need to Know for a Successful Career in 2018


August 8, 2018 – The film, television and game industries are constantly evolving and composers must…

In It Together: The Music Team Behind the Color Purple


July 23, 2018 – ​ When you move from writing pop songs to writing a theatrical…

Rise of the Machines: The Re-emergence of Analog Synthesizers in Scoring


June 5, 2018 – Analog synthesizers were a prevalent part of the film scoring landscape of…

Inside the Reel World with Jeff Rona


May 1, 2018 – Film, television and game score composer Jeff Rona provides an in-depth view…

Tracking Your Music in the Digital Age


April 5, 2018 – This seminar will address the latest technologies and companies that identify music…

Songs for Satire, Parody and Humor: The Challenges and the Marketplace


May 27, 2018 – How can you parody or satirize a well-known original song musically and/or…

Using Cubase and Nuendo


May 8, 2018 – This advanced seminar will examine the technical and musical requirements of the…

Scoring Documentaries


February 15, 2018 – Composing for documentaries/non-fiction shares many of the aspects of scoring for fiction…

Dorico: An in-depth look at Steinberg’s Next Generation Scoring Application


January 23, 2018 – In January 2017, Dorico Product Manager Daniel Spreadbury gave a presentation of…

Music and Sound for Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Realities


What are Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Realities and what do they mean for today’s composers and…