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.

Digital Orchestration


DIGITAL ORCHESTRATION: Creating Realistic Mock-ups Recreating the sound of a symphony orchestra using only a sequencer…

Performance Rights Update


As Performances Go Online – The Future Of Performing Rights From A Composers POV The panel…

Performing Rights


PERFORMING RIGHTS UPDATE: As Performances Go Online The Future Of Performing Rights From A Composers POV…

The Unusual Suspects


Aside from the director, there are people who can be very influential in the hiring (and…

The Unusual Suspects: A Panel Discussion


Aside from the director, there are people who can be very influential in the hiring (and…

What’s So Funny: A Conversation with Film and Television Composers on the State of the Art for Scoring Comedy


At the SCL’s 2010 general membership meeting, we featured a panel discussion on “What’s So Funny:…

Kontakt for Composers and Sound Designers with David Das


This Kontakt seminar was designed for users of the program at all skill levels and aims…

Writing for Harp With Stephanie Bennett


WRITING FOR THE HARP:  FOR COMPOSERS, ARRANGERS, ORCHESTRATORS, PRODUCERS AND COPYISTS This workshop touched on: -different…

Unionization Meeting


The ASSOCIATION OF MEDIA COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS (AMCL) and TEAMSTERS LOCAL 399 held an organizing meeting…

The Art and Craft of Making Music for Trailers


Featuring: JOHN BLAS – Audio-visual Advertising Executive CRAIG STUART GARFINKLE – Trailer Music Composer RON MENDELSOHN…