Film Scoring Mentorship Program Seeks Applicants

BMI composer Rick Baitz is again directing his “Composing for the Screen 2017: A Film Scoring Mentorship Program” at BMI’s New York office starting September 6. The BMI-sponsored program, which is free to accepted participants, will select a small number of emerging film composers for a series of six workshops that will explore a wide range of film music excerpts – studying, composing, recording, and sharing work in a supportive environment. Students will leave the workshop with greater confidence in their own voices as media composers, an enhanced sensitivity to the art of composing for the screen, several strong cues for their reel, and an increased understanding of the film music business.This opportunity is also followed up with year-round continued consultation and development.

Prerequisites for the program include the ability to read and write music, history of experience and credits as a composer with media scoring experience preferred, access to music production equipment: computer, DAW (Logic, Digital Performer, ProTools, Cubase, etc.), notation software (Sibelius, Finale) and ability to create MIDI or hybrid scores.

Applications must be received by Friday, July 21.  All application materials should be emailed with links to your music to Rick Baitz at [email protected].

All sessions will be held at the BMI Media Room, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, NYC 10007, with the exception of Session 5 (the final recording session) which will be announced at a later date. Here’s the schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 6, 4-7 PM

Wednesday. Sept. 13, 4-7 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 20, 4-7 PM

Wednesday, Sept. 27, 4-7 PM

(Two-week break to prepare final project)

Wednesday, Oct. 11 - Recording session – location TBA, 2:00-5:30 PM

Wednesday, Oct. 18, 4-7 PM

Download the application here!