BMI Sponsors Film Scoring Mentorship Program – Apply Now!

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Directed by composer Rick Baitz, this New York City-based program will select nine emerging film composers and provide a series of workshops, followed by year-round continued consultation and development. Participants will explore a wide range of film music excerpts – studying, 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, the group will meet on occasion to share work and discuss students’ development as film composers.
The program will be open to emerging film composers who have some experience in film and want to learn more about it. Free to accepted participants, enrollees must commit to attend all six sessions listed below. Prerequisites include experience and credits as a composer with film scoring experience preferred; ability to read and write music; and access to music production equipment: computer, DAW (Logic, Digital Performer, ProTools, Cubase, etc.), notation software (Sibelius, Finale); ability to create MIDI or hybrid scores.
Six sessions, to be held at the BMI Media Room, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, NYC 10007 (except for Session 5, the final recording session, location TBA).
1. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 4-7 PM
2. Thursday, Sept. 17, 4-7 PM
3. Thursday, Sept. 24, 4-7 PM
4. Thursday, October 1, 4-7 PM
(2 week break to prepare final project)
5. Thursday, October 15—Recording session, time & location TBA
6. Thursday, October 22, 4-7 PM
Apply now! For questions, please email Rick Baitz at