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.

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…

The Sounds Of Analog Synthesizers with Michael Lehmann Boddicker


October 12, 2017 – The sounds of synthesizers are pervasive throughout film and television scores these…

Building Your Social Network


September 21, 2017 – Social media can be an important tool for composers. Using it effectively,…

Practical Recording Techniques


August 22, 2017 – Composers and songwriters are required to produce high quality recordings and mixes…

Ableton Live For Screen Composers


July 19, 2017 – Ableton Live is a DAW that is well known in the world…

An Evening With Maestro William Kraft


Mike Lang interviews composer William Kraft about his life in music scoring and conducting films, working…

Film And Music Collaboration – A Director Perspective


May 23, 2017 – This panel will explore the perspective on a director’s relationship with a…

Beyond The Polka: Writing for Accordion


April 26, 2017 – The Accordion has long been known in the US as the butt…