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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.

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…

Star Trek Recording Session


Produced and directed by SCL’s Board Member Ron Grant in 2000, this video chronicles Jay Chattaway’s…

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…

Composer for Hire


A panel of music industry professionals discuss the many issues involved in selecting and working with…

Dealing with Packages


Composers Nan Schwartz Mishkin, Bruce Miller, and John Debney present their own experiences producing scores within…

Agents: A Necessity or an Alternative?


Bruce Broughton moderated this discussion about the pros and cons of having an agent, how to…

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