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The Palomar Film Music Workshop is an immersive, in-depth study of the artistic and dramatic craft of creating original music for motion pictures. The workshop is designed for participants from all musical walks of life looking to augment their knowledge of the field and enhance their compositional skills in the unique art of writing music to picture.

What you’ll learn & Experience

  • Culminating professional Hollywood level recording session of your best composition from the workshop.

  • Orchestration techniques and hybrid scoring for the screen which amplifies the most important musical elements when mixed in with dialogue and sfx.

  • Refining your dramatic sensibility and story arc concerns leading to how music functions best in cinematic situations.

  • Improving your MIDI demos so you sound more professional to better compete in the industry.

  • Invaluable immersive experience at the workshop making long term friendships with your fellow composers, faculty, and visiting guests.

  • Business and contractual basics of how to monetize your artistic life with a variety of revenue streams.



All faculty and guest speakers are experienced Hollywood professionals able to provide insights into the real world, real music, and real time skills essential for anyone serious about forging a career in professional music making.

Pricing & Requirements

In order to provide the optimum individual attention to student goals we will only be accepting 12-14 participants for the workshop in summer 2020.

Students are expected to bring and work from their own laptop/workstation, including MIDI controller and headphones .  

From current music students, PhD’s, working professionals in the field, and senior university faculty, our collective spirit makes for the most immersive, vibrant and valuable film scoring experience.