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 Screen Music Program
Summary:Film and Video Game programme
Deadline: 26 April 2019
Date Posted: 13 March 2019
Details: Pavia, Italy | 22 – 31 July 2019

The Screen Music Program is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, secure future commissions and job opportunities, and join other composers to create a vibrant artistic community.
With a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world, the Program explores the fundamentals of Film & Video Game scoring in a 10-day session of masterclasses, lectures, colloquiums, and workshops focused on composition.

Set every summer in historical Pavia, Northern Italy, the Program is aimed at anyone who is serious about a career in applied composition, from graduate and undergraduate students specializing in film scoring and video game music to anyone wishing to improve their craft.

Accommodation will be in shared rooms at the Campus Residence dormitory. Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and wireless connection. The compound also includes a study room, a launderette, and a bicycle parking area. Newly built are a fitness center, a beauty SPA, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a cafeteria.

As a participant in the Screen Music Program, you will:
• have your work screened at the Program’s evening events held at cultural and historical sites throughout Pavia in front of a jury composed by the Program Faculty roster plus two other professional critics. The Best Composer, as determined by the jury, will receive free tuition to the next Screen Music Program;
• present your work at the Screen Music Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Alison Plante, Clint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will receive a public lesson from one of them and the feedback from all the other participant composers;
• attend the lecture and the masterclass of our special guest Jeff Broadbent;
• have individual Scoring Lessons with Alison Plante, Clint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will have a private lesson with two of them;
• attend the daily ‘Scoring to Game Design’ workshop with Diego Ricchiuti;
• attend daily lectures on Spotting and Scoring, Compositional Devices, Applied Composition to DAW Scoring, Music under Dialogue and Narration by our international faculty members;
• be part of the Program’s Alumni and join one of the largest international network of film composers, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaborations, and screenings.

You will also have access to:
• a welcome buffet;
• a guided tour of the city of Pavia;
• all the Program’s parties.

All classes are taught in English. The tuition for the Screen Music Program is 1,699 Euros. APPLY NOW!

Tuition includes full accommodation in a shared room at the university campus from July, 22 (check-in) to July, 31 (check-out). Each apartment is equipped with kitchen, bathroom, air conditioning, and free wireless internet connection. The facility also includes a study room, a self-service laundry, a bicycle parking area, a newly built fitness center, a beauty SPA, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a cafeteria. A roommate will be assigned to each participant, unless preference for a specific roommate is otherwise stated. A free transportation pass for city buses as well as a festival personal ID card will be provided to every participant. Our English speaking staff will be available and assisting 24 hours a day.
Not covered in tuition is airfare, passport fees, transportation to/from the festival, meals, laundry, phone charges, activities/entertainment during free periods, supplementary maid service, any insurance, etc.

Fill in the application form and submit the required materials by the following deadlines.
April 26, 2019 – Application deadline;
April 29, 2019 – Notification of acceptance;
May 15, 2019 – Payment in full of tuition/accommodation;
May 31, 2019 – Excerpt submission.

Screen Music Program, Euros 1,699 – Apply now!
Fill in the application form with the following materials before April 26:
• a resume;
• a link to one of your audio files, of any length and genre, representing your style. Live recordings, Virtual instruments, or a combination of the two are all eligible;
• (optional) the score of the submitted track.

Applicants will be selected according to the quality of the submitted works. Upon acceptance, you will be asked to send an excerpt of your track to be showcased during the Evening Composition Showcase events. The excerpt to be showcased…
• …is due before May 31;
• …cannot exceed 6 minutes in length;
• …enters the prize for Best Composer.