Announcing Composing for the Screen 2013: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program – Must Apply by 8/19 – Limited Room

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Sponsored by BMI and directed by composer Rick Baitz, this New York City-based program selects a small number of emerging film composers and provides a series of workshops, followed by year-round continued consultation and development.
This is an opportunity for nine emerging film composers to participate in a high-level workshop, where film music will be examined from many perspectives: historical, psychological, dramatic, stylistic — and more.
Using the facilities of the BMI Media Room, participants will explore a wide range of film music excerpts — composing, recording, and sharing work in a supportive environment. Students will leave the workshop with greater confidence in their own voices as film composers, several strong cues for their reel, an increased understanding of the business of film music and greater sensitivity to the art of composing for the screen.
During the year following the workshop, regular meetings will be held with the group, to share work and discuss students’ development as film composers.
The program will be open to the emerging film composer who has some experience in film and wants to learn more about it. Free to accepted participants, it will be limited to nine students.
Qualifications: Experience and credits as a composer; ability to read music; some experience composing for film preferred. Applicant should have access to professional music production equipment, such as a computer, with composing software (such as Logic, Digital Performer or ProTools) and notation software (such as Sibelius or Finale); ability to create MIDI or hybrid scores.
All inquires should be addressed to Rick Baitz at
Six sessions, to be held at the BMI Media Room, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, NYC (except for Session 5, the final recording session, location TBA).
1. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, 4-7 PM
2. Thursday, Sept. 19, 4-7 PM
3. Thursday, Sept 26, 4-7 PM
4. Thursday, October 3, 4-7 PM
(2 week break to prepare final project)
5. Thursday, October 17 — Recording session, time & location TBA
6. Thursday, October 24, 4-7 PM
To apply for the 2013 Composing for the Screen Film Scoring Mentorship Program, download the application and follow the application packet guidelines. All applications must be received by Monday, August 19.