GEMS Summer Program 2019 with Christopher Young, Garry Schyman, and Pete Anthony

Next Monday, July 1, the 3rd edition of the summer program for composers organized by GEMS (Global Entertainment Music Mentors) will start in Madrid (Spain), held from July 1 to 11, 2019, spearheaded by its director Nigel Ashley Lees.


As on previous occasions, this year the program will be divided into several modules, which can be purchased together or separately.

GEMS Summer Program 2019 with Christopher Young, Garry Schyman, and Pete Anthony


Christopher Young Film Scoring Program (1-7 July 2019)

The first module will be from July 1 to 5, and will be taught by composer Christopher Young from 10:00h to 18:30h. Then, on July 6 and 7, Christopher Young will give personal tutoring to each of the participants.

Christopher Young leaves the following personal message on the course’s website, where he describes his objectives:

My core objectives for the course are threefold: Firstly, to demonstrate the importance of melody & improve your ability to write memorable melodies in song form. Secondly, to pass on my knowledge of useful techniques and devices for scoring horror, thriller, and suspense films through discussion and analysis of an entire feature film. Thirdly, to improve your ability to think on your feet. Class assignments will give you the opportunity to explore these issues in your own writing and analyses of other scores. See you in Spain.

Module price 1500 €. More information:


Garry Schyman Game Scoring Program (6-7 July 2019)

The second module will be on July 6 and 7, and will be taught by videogame composer Garry Schyman from 10:00h to 18:30h. This program is an opportunity for composers who are interested in scoring for video game or cross over techniques between film and game scoring. Participants are taught amazing scoring craft skills, given assignment challenges, and receive reviews of their compositions.

Module price 900 €. More information:


Pete Anthony Orchestration Program (8-10 July 2019)

The third module will be held from July 8 to 10, and will be taught by the orchestrator Pete Anthony from 10:00h to 18:30h. This program explores the sounds and score notation related to each of the major instruments in the orchestra, and provides instruction on how to use those instruments in scoring and orchestrating for the screen.

Module price 1000 €. More information:


50 Piece Orchestral Recording (11 July 2019)

This module will present a chance to have your own original music performed by the professional 50-piece studio orchestra Mad4Strings, recorded by Goya Award-winning producer José Vinader, with an option to conduct your recording.

The recording session will include: 20 minutes recording with the Mad4Strings 50-piece orchestra, conductor, librarian, studio manager, A3 Score and parts printing, multi-video of your orchestral recording, full copyright and ownership of your recording, all Pro Tools files of your recording, and all parts digitally transferred or via pen drive/hard drive after the recording.

Module price 1800 €. More information:


The complete course with all its modules will have a special price of 3500 €. More information:


The entire course or of each of the individual modules can be reserved at the following link:


In the following link you can see an extensive article about the first edition of the course and the recording sessions, as well as interviews with the participants and with Chris Young:


You can find information about previous editions of the GEMS seminars – Global Entertainment Music Mentors centralized in SoundTrackFest here:


GEMS Global Entertainment Music Mentors official website: