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.

Exotic Flavors: A Practical Guide to Writing for Ethnic Instruments, featuring Joseph Peck on Steel Drums


Through performance and discussion, this seminar featured the unique instrumental mastery of Joseph Peck on steel…

The Art of Networking: How to Market Yourself


This informative seminar deals with making and keeping professional relationships, letting people know who you are…

Creating Music Without Creating Lawsuits


This seminar discusses copyright infringement, fair use, and the creation of parodies. When you are asked…

Where’s My Royalty?


Composer & Songwriter Rights In The Digital Age As we careen forward into an age of…

Avoiding Common Technical Mistakes in Scoring


For composers who need to work quickly and efficiently, avoiding technical mistakes can be invaluable. This…

Performing Rights Seminar, Part 2


In this SCL seminar from November 2, 2006, the panel of DENNIS C. BROWN, STU PHILLIPS,…

Low Budget Contracts


The purpose of this seminar is to explore the issues associated with filing union contracts for…

Exotic Flavors featuring Karen Han and the Erhu


THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS presents the continuing Seminar Series EXOTIC FLAVORS: A Practical Guide…

Writing Music for Video Games IV


This is an in-depth look at the business of writing music for video games, presented by…

Writing Music for Video Games III


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