SCREEN COMPOSER ACADEMY
FOR FILM AND GAME COMPOSERS
June 30th – July 24th, 2024
The Screen Composer Academy presents a premier, industry standard summer program educating and equipping composers for scoring the visual medium. Our intensive programs are presented in-person and online by professional composers in the industry and feature comprehensive lectures, individual tutorial sessions, musician workshops, master classes and recording sessions. With a dedicated staff of lecturers and tutors ready to pass on their expertise, Screen Composer Academy is the perfect place to take your step towards a career in one of the most exciting and innovative industries.
2 Recording Sessions
Composer Garry Schyman, one of the world’s most celebrated composers of video game music, is well known for his haunting orchestral scores for the globally acclaimed video games BioShock, BioShock 2, BioShock Infinite and Middle-Earth: Shadow of War. His music has recieved multiple awards, including top honors for Best Original Score from the British Academy of Film & Television (BAFTA) and the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences.
Emmy nominated Composer, Miriam Cutler is passionate about scoring documentaries, among them Emmy winning, Sundance, and Oscar nominated films: RBG, Dark Money, Love Gilda, and Lost In La Mancha to name just a few. She has served often as Lab Advisor for the Sundance Institute Documentary Composers Lab, on documentary juries including Sundance, Independent Spirit Awards, IDA Awards. She has also been a guest instructor at California Institute for the Arts, USC, Loyola Marymount, Columbia CollegeChicago, UCLA, International Documentary Association, and more.
Orchestrator and Composer
Jeff Atmajian is a highly sought after arranger and orchestrator for films. He has worked with many successful composers such as James Newton Howard, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Marc Shaiman, Rachel Portman and Gabriel Yared. Notable projects include Joker, Judy, The Mandaloriann, Mother!, The Hunger Games and many more.
Oticons Ltd. Film Music Talent Agent
OTICONS founder, CEO and talent agent, George Christopoulos, is a well regarded industry expert. George acts as a composer agent and provides business and career guidance including directions on pitching, negotiations, contracts and publishing.
Publicist and co-founder of White Bear PR
Thomas Mikusz co-founded White Bear PR in 2011, a Public Relations Company, specializing in Composers, Music Supervisors, Soundtrack Promotions and International Film Music Festivals.
He spearheaded the successful Award campaigns for Volker Bertelmann (All Quiet on the Western Front), Hildur Gudnadóttir (Joker, Chernobyl), Germaine Franco (Encanto) and Carlos Rafael Rivera (The Queens Gambit). In addition, he worked on the PR campaigns for the Academy Award-nominated Best Score and Best Original Song for Everything Everywhere All At Once and on the campaign for Best Original Song for Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga. He works with composers such as Rob Simonsen, Daniel Hart, Natalie Holt, Anne Nikitin, Thomas Mizer and Curtis Moore, John Murphy, Dan Romer, Rachel Portman, Benjamin Wallfisch, Craig Wedren, Anna Waronker, and more.
PROGRAM ONLY FEES
Limited places available
Accommodation not included
Two recording sessions:
18 string ensemble recording at Sierra studios
34 piece orchestra recording at Sierra Studios
Take part in all 3.5 weeks of lectures and events of SCA
Music tech week individual tutoring
Mentoring 1 to 1 session with faculty and guest lecturers
Video of orchestral recording
Certificate of completion and Pulse College Discount
Welcome reception and Farewell Dinner
Day trip to Athens and the Acropolis
Palmyra Beach Hotel
"To find yourself, think of yourself."
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