Saturday April 1st is the registration deadline for the annual ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop, which will be held in Los Angeles for 4 weeks, from the end of July until mid-August, and that will have Emmy winner Richard Bellis as mentor.
With this workshop, ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers) offers a one-of-a-kind experience for aspiring composers of film, TV and other visual media. During this month-long immersive program, 12 participants will get the opportunity to record an original composition with a 60-piece orchestra of LA’s finest musicians on a major studio scoring stage, joined by a legendary scoring mixer, music editors, copyists and professional composers acting as mentors, with Richard Bellis leading the team.
Composers will also learn about the business of film music from “A list” Hollywood studio executives, agents, attorneys and music supervisors.
This workshop is intended for composers who are seriously pursuing music for film, TV, video games and other visual media as a career. It is not for hobbyists, nor is it for professionals who already have active composing careers.
There is no fee or charge to participate in the workshop, and you don’t have to be a member of ASCAP; however, chosen participants will be responsible for their own transportation, housing and all other living expenses while in Los Angeles.
The official dates, as well as the list of composers admitted in the workshop will be announced later. For the moment, more information and registration forms can be found on the official ASCAP website: (follow link)
Additional information about the 2016 edition of the workshop, as well as a promotional video of the workshop, can be found at the following SoundTrackFest link: