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Testimonials

«The Screen Music Program was such a wonderful and fun opportunity that helped me gain a deeper understanding in how to write for both film and video game music. The program not only focused on the technical aspects of scoring for these mediums, but also provided valuable insights into the business side of how these industries operate as well. The faculty was wonderful to work with and very supportive of assisting you with wherever you are in your career to help you reach the next step. I feel after this experience I have a better direction on how to approach working within these industries, and I also made a lot of friends and connections in the process. Highly recommend this program!» — Patrick Gutman, PhD in Music Composition at the University of California Los Angeles, Honorable Mention at the Screen Music Program 2019

«The Screen Music Program was a very important step for me to take embarking into the film scoring industry. Being immersed with phenomenal composers while having the chance to interact with big name film scoring and video game design professionals is a must-take opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed my private lessons with each of the instructors. I received critique and feedback for my music and myself as a professional. There was a great balance of the artistry and the business of film scoring. I would recommend this program to anyone studying music composition and audio production who would like to take time to receive insight and gain perspective of the global film scoring industry.» — Braden Pontoli, Performer-Composer program at CalArts

«The Screen Music Program offered a rare opportunity to connect with professional and aspiring composers alike. Aside from the thought-provoking master classes, I particularly enjoyed the individual lessons led by the award-winning faculties who provided detailed feedback and bespoke advice based on our progress as emerging composers. All in all, it was an incredible experience to be a part of the Screen Music Program!» — Darren Huang, former intern at Hans Zimmer’s Studio (Remote Control Productions), MM in Film Composition at the Eastman School of Music

«The Screen Music Program was just what I needed to be involved in at this point of my life. It was wonderful to be able to spend part of my summer in the beautiful country of Italy, studying film and video game scoring with instructors who are highly talented and experienced professionals in their field. The music industry can be quite competitive at times but thankfully, through attending and participating in the masterclasses and workshops offered, I was able to gain more insight in to the craft as well as deeper understanding in regards to how careers can unfold. Truly, a fabulous opportunity!» — Dinah Bianchi, MA in Horn Performance at Michigan State University

«The Screen Music Program has invigorated my artistic spirit and inspired a new bout of musical activity, just what I needed to kickstart the transition into my DMA. I learned more from the amazing faculty and my many spectacular and talented colleagues from around the world than I had ever imagined. I met important industry professionals, experienced a new culture and a city full of people, and came away having made new friends I’ll never forget. I feel better prepared to enter the complex industry of media composition, and I still feel Italy calling me back. Ten out of ten, would recommend this program.» — Aaron Rice, MM in Music Composition at the University of Arizona

«The program was perfect to me! The Faculty is first class, they have a huge expertise in the music industry and were so helpful. I still can’t believe they listened to my music and gave me their feedback… All the other participant composers were so talented with a really high level of music education. They were super nice, we became friends and often went to downtown to have fun. I’m so grateful to the Program Director Paolo Fosso and his team, as they did an amazing job. Thanks for this opportunity!» — Edgar Andres Martinez Lozano, Best Composer for the Screen 2019