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…

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…

A Conversation with Leonard Rosenman


This undated seminar hosted by the SCL features composer Leonard Rosenman. Taking examples from his scores…

Business and Legal Issues for Composers and Songwriters


This program presents a practical guide to many of the legal and business issues which confront…

Writing Music for Video Games II


Showcasing the extra-musical skills, techniques and production challenges faced by some of the finest composers in…

Connect
Upcoming Events

Recent News