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.

Launching Your Film Scoring Career


THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS and THE AMERICAN COMPOSERS FORUM jointly present the seminar LAUNCHING...

Writing Music For Video Games I


Experienced composers, who have written for games as well as film and television projects, engage in...

Team Composing with Shirley Walker


Go behind the scores with pioneering Composer / Orchestrator / Conductor Shirley Walker. From her groundbreaking...

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 Composer-to-Composer Seminar by Jerry Goldsmith


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

Pat Williams American Concerto


Pat Williams discusses his “American Concerto” at an SCL Board Meeting circa 1999. The work originally...

Managing Your Business as a Composer


In this seminar Dean Grinsfelder moderates an informative discussion about the financial, legal and administrative aspects...

State of the Art Conference 1996


This video comes from the 1996 “State of the Art Conference” with the Hollywood Reporter. It...

Styles and Methods with Bruce Broughton


Bruce Broughton titled this evening “Styles and Methods” and hosted it in 1994 at the Director’s...

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