A project by Accademia Musicale Chigiana in collaboration with Toscana Film Commission (Siena, 1-16 June)
This intensive course aims to train young professionals and students to explore the techniques and production of film music in-depth and according to the best international standards.
At the end of the course, in addition to having explored compositional and orchestration techniques, each participant will produce two 3-minute promos (original or re-scoring), with professional recording by a string quintet and a 42 element symphony orchestra.
The faculty are top professionals and experienced educators (University of Southern California and Berklee Institute of Music) active in the US and in Europe.
The instructors involved in the program are all award-winning professionals and expert educators coming from the best academic institutions, active in the United States and Europe: Patrick Kirst, composer and arranger, Director of the Screen Scoring Program at the Thornton School of Music – University of Southern California, and an integral part of the media industry in Los Angeles; Pete Anthony, orchestrator, arranger and conductor in Los Angeles with over 400 films and productions with the best composers of Hollywood; Alessio Miraglia, producer, composer and sound engineer, who has worked on films for Netflix and Disney; Marco Beltrami, American composer and conductor, author of soundtracks for a variety of films and TV series; Lawrence Shragge, award-winning musical explorer, and author of 165 soundtracks; Marco Streccioni, sound engineer and recording guru for large orchestras, an historic collaborator of Ennio Morricone who also collaborates with RAI Productions in Rome and the Sofia Record Factory; and Tim Starnes, producer, music editor, mixer and composer who has worked on The Lord of the Rings and King Kong.
This course is the first in a series of professional laboratories of the new SOUND & IMAGE project, which aims at launching national and international collaborations in the field of screen scoring.
The program at glance and how to apply
COURSE DATES: Wednesday June 1st – Thursday June 16, 2022;
DAILY CLASSES: 9am – 1pm & 2 – 7pm;
10 PARTICIPANTS (NO AGE LIMIT);
APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: online application, CV, video portfolio. Deadline: Early application deadline April 22nd, final deadline May 15th, 2022.
Here the application form
RECORDINGS: June 6th (String quintet) – June 13-14 (Symphonic Orchestra ORT in Florence – Teatro Verdi);
FINAL SCREENING: June 16, 2022 – 7:30pm. TUITION FEES: Eur. 2,000.00.
More information about the program here.