ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop 2017 with Richard Bellis – Summary

The ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop 2017, produced by Michael Todd and Jennifer Harmon (ASCAP), ended in Los Angeles earlier this month, having a duration of 4 weeks (from the end of July until mid-August), and being mentored by Emmy-winner composer Richard Bellis.

'ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop 2017 with Richard Bellis' - Classroom


The participants of the workshop were 12 young composers from all over the world, selected from a total of 300 candidates, who during 4 weeks enjoyed a unique experience, learning about the world of film music through the advice of consecrated composers, executives of Hollywood studios, agents, lawyers and music supervisors.

'ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop 2017 with Richard Bellis' - Group picture


The list of young composers that participated was as follows:

  • Bronson Buskett (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tyler Durham (Nixa, MO)
  • Bernhard Eder (Vienna, Austria)
  • Riley Hughes (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Ana Kasrashvili (Rustavi, Georgia)
  • Jonathan Keith (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Levente Kovacs (Vienna, Austria)
  • Alexander Lecluyse (Paris, France)
  • Antoni Mairata March (Madrid, Spain)
  • Nolan Markey (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Drew Mikuska (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Megumi Sasano (Los Angeles/Japan)


To conclude the workshop, the participants had the opportunity to record their own original composition, conducting a 64-piece orchestra, in the Newman Scoring Stage of the 20th Century Fox Studios of Los Angeles. Sound mixers, music editors, copyists and other renowned professionals participated in these sessions, under the careful supervision of Richard Bellis.

Recording Session


During the celebration of the workshop, Richard Bellis was honored for his 20 years of dedication to this initiative, which has had as previous students composers such as Jim Dooley, Rob Duncan, Matthew Margeson, Matthew Messina, Layla Minoui, Julia Newmann or Joe Trapanese.

Homage to Richard Bellis - 20 years!


Recording sessions video “2017 ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis”:


More information about the participants of this 2017 edition in the following links: