Announcing BMI’s 2016 “Composing For The Screen: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program”

Film Music Magazine • July 12, 2016

BMI composer Rick Baitz is again directing his “Composing for the Screen 2016: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program” at BMI’s New York office starting September 8. The BMI-sponsored program, which is free to accepted participants, will select nine emerging film composers for a high-level workshop that 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 media composers, an enhanced sensitivity to the art of composing for the screen, several strong cues for their reel, and an increased understanding of the film music business. This opportunity is also followed up with year-round continued consultation and development.

Prerequisites for the program include the ability to read and write music, history of experience and credits as a composer with media scoring experience preferred, access to music production equipment: computer, DAW (Logic, Digital Performer, ProTools, Cubase, etc.), notation software (Sibelius, Finale) and ability to create MIDI or hybrid scores.

All inquiries should be addressed to Rick Baitz at filmmusic@rickbaitz.com. Download the application here!

Schedule:

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. 8, 4-7 PM

2. Wednesday, Sept. 14, 4-7 PM

3. Thursday, Sept. 22, 4-7 PM

4. Thursday, Sept. 29, 4-7 PM

(2 week break to prepare final project)

5. Thursday, October 13—Recording session, time & location TBA

6. Wednesday, October 19, 4-7 PM

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