AFTRS: Glories of the Score Screen Music Symposium

Screen composers will discuss the business of screen music, at Glories of the Score, a conference, competition and festival this weekend in Sydney.

Presented by AFTRS, Australian Guild of Screen Composers and APRA AMCOS, the event includes a student workshop and a free day on Saturday.

Friday 8 December – School Student Workshop
Friday presents Making Music for the Screen, a one-day seminar for high school students designed to educate and excite school groups and individual students aged 13-17 about the possibilities of pursuing a career as a Screen Music Composer. It is a theatre based seminar style course where students will hear from a number of Screen Composers about the role of the composer in the screen industries and the joys of composing music for the screen. ​ Students will see a practical demonstration from one of our screen lecturers, Matt McGowen, using Logic Pro X as well as a tour of Trackdown Scoring Stage next door to AFTRS. ​ ​
9.30am – 2.45am. $30 Register here.

Saturday 9 December – Free Symposium
The day involves a Symposium running 9.30am – 4.30pm, followed by a concert at 5pm and an Awards ceremony and BBQ from 6pm. Attendance for the entire day is free.

Highlights from Saturday’s line-up include: LA composer Charlie Clouser, known for his screen music in the SAW franchise and his time as the guitarist and Protools engineer for Nine Inch Nails. Charlie will share stories and ideas about music for the screen and his unique approach to composing. Also Caitlin Yeo showcasing AACTA Award nominated score for the recent feature film the Butterfly Tree and musician, composer, sound designer, filmmaker, Philip Brophy.

Plus there will be a Speed networking session, a Show and Tell with Composers: David Hirschfelder, Amy Bastow and Burkhard Dallwitz, the presentation of Research papers and the day ends with a concert, presentation of the Glories of the Score Competition Award winners and a BBQ.

To register visit the Glories of the Score website

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