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.

Modern Media Composing with Carlos Rafael Rivera


This seminar took place at the College Music Society National Conference in Miami, Florida on Saturday,…

Music Supervisors


SCL SongArts Chair Chris Wirsig moderates a discussion with music supervisor Linda Osher about the role…

Game Changers: Mixing and Mastering Video Games


Engineer Satoshi Noguchi moderates a discussion on the mixing and mastering of music for games between…

Lightning Talk: Building Your Team


SCL Early Career Committee members Catherine Joy and Kenny Wood present Building Your Team: How to Find and Retain the People…

2023 Career Symposium: Survival Skills and Work/Life Balance for Music Creators


Tom Salta, Danny Rader, and Jessica Louvertoure discuss strategies to maintaining mental health and establishing work/life…

2023 Career Symposium: Self-Promotion and Social Media


Emily Goglia, Beth Sass, and Leonard Wolf discuss using social media and self-promotion to stand out…

2023 Career Symposium: The Co-Writing Relationship and Team Composing


Composers Jeff Rona, Dara Taylor, and Devin Powers discuss working together on projects with other fellow…

2023 Career Symposium: Songwriting for Sync and Writing to a Brief


Songwriters Russell Ziecker, Wayne Kirkpatrick, and Nina Ossoff talk with moderator Eddie Schwartz about creating songs…

2023 Career Symposium: Relationship with the Composer/Songwriter


Composer Jeff Rona moderates a conversation on music supervision with Allison Wright Clark, Michael Jay, and…

2023 Career Symposium: Creating Your Own Sound on a Budget


Composers Dara Taylor, Chris Alan Lee, and Brent McCorkle speak with composer Jay Weigel about creating…