Score like the Masters: Contemporary Techniques
Gain an understanding, and learn to emulate, current compositional techniques and their enhanced possibilities of expression. Learn to sound like a contemporary composer, as many professionals are asked to do on assignment.
What you can learn.
- Study recent film scores and their harmonic, melodic, and textural language
- Analyze contemporary composers such as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, and Danny Elfman
- Compose short pieces applying these techniques on your own DAW MIDI setup
About this course:Gain an understanding of and learn to emulate current compositional techniques and their enhanced possibilities of expression. Very often composers are asked to compose music "sounding like" that of the major composers today. Study recent film scores and their harmonic, melodic, and textural language of such composers as John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, and Danny Elfman. You have the opportunity to apply these techniques by composing short pieces using your own DAW MIDI setup.
Access to and proficiency in using a home studio with sequencing software, as samples are required for completion of assignments. The course does not include instruction in any specific software. Participants must already have adequate knowledge and resources to MIDI program short compositions and deliver these electronically.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required. Materials required.