On July 11, the Film Scoring Workshop, organized by ASCAP and mentored by Richard Bellis, began in Los Angeles and will last 4 weeks.
At the end, each participant will have the opportunity to record an original scene from a film using the same tools as a professional composer: a 60-piece orchestra at FOX Studios‘ historic Newman Scoring Stage.
The 12 composers participating in the workshop are chosen by a team of 20 professionals from a total of 300 applicants.
This year’s participants are:
Among the students of the program since its launch in 1988, we can find Brian Byrne, Jim Dooley, Rob Duncan, Matthew Margeson, Mateo Messina, Julia Newmann and Joe Trapanese.
And if we look at the composers who have participated in previous editions of the workshop giving lectures, we have the names of Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Randy Newman, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, John Powell, Geoff Zanelli, Garry Schyman, Michael Levine, David Vanacore, Ron Jones, Jeff Cardoni, Michael Giacchino, Marco Beltrami, Buck Sanders, Walter Murphy, Mark Isham, Alf Clausen, Ramin Djawadi, Bruce Broughton, Steve Porcaro, Jay Gruska, David Lawrence, Brian Tyler, Sean Callery, Mark Snow and John Debney.
The workshop is supported by the ASCAP Foundation, which is responsible for ensuring the interests of the composers, providing them with connections with leading executives of Hollywood studios, agents, lawyers and music supervisors.
“The ASCAP Composition Workshop has a fantastic history in the development of successful film and television composers” said Shawn LeMone, responsible for ASCAP.” We are proud of the role that ASCAP plays in building talent and that we can provide our Members with some of the greatest opportunities for music creators. We hope to see how the composers of our workshop continue to flourish as they advance in their careers.”
You can see an interesting promotional video of the workshop in the following link: