When is the Summer Film Scoring workshop?

  • June 22-30, 2020 (Monday - Tuesday).

What is the deadline to register?

  • May 30, 2020.

What happens in the workshop?

You will receive:

  • Full-time personal mentoring with composing to picture from our staff.

  • Daily Hollywood Speakers who currently work in the industry.

  • An experienced Prep Team to help set you up and prepare for the recording session.

  • Recording and mix session with live orchestra and Hollywood scoring engineer.

How many people in a workshop?

  • Typically about 14 participants.

What are the demographics of the workshop students?

  • Students have been as young as high school seniors all the way through university professors. The majority tend to be college and graduate students from every walk of life, skill set, and place on the globe.



Costs, Meals & Lodging

How Lodging and Meals work:

  • The lodging and meals are provided by the Lazy H and we do not administer their costs nor collect money on their behalf.

  • The Lazy H accepts payment for room or meal package the day you arrive and check-in. You can pay them by cash, check, or credit card.  

  • Please note that the rooms are set up in this way:  5 standard rooms, 3 upgraded rooms, and one shared cottage. We assign rooms based on when your application was accepted. Therefore, the first 5 applications get the lowest cost standard rooms 1-5. Also, anyone else willing to have a roommate in one of the other rooms can add a cot ($15 for the duration) and you can share one of the rooms and expenses.

Let us know if your interested in room-mating.

Meal Package:

  • The meal package covers all meals while you're at the workshop.

  • The Lazy H can provide limited vegetarian options – but are not able to accommodate Vegan or Gluten Free needs. A special shopping trip can be arranged for your dietary needs.

Payment and Refund Policy:

  • Early applications may be submitted for consideration starting October 1st, 2018. Accepted applicants will be asked to make a tuition down payment of $250 to secure their place. The remainder may be submitted at any time after that but full tuition must be received by or before May 30th, 2019.

  • Please make checks payable to "Palomar Workshops" and send payment to Palomar Workshops, 1223 E. Maxwell Ln. Bloomington IN 47401.
    Any and all questions email to PalomarWorkshops@gmail.com.

Upon acceptance of application a $250 deposit is required right away in order to hold your place at the workshop.

  • The refund policy is as follows:
    – Requests received two weeks before the start date = 100%.
    – Requests received one week before the start date = 75%.
    – Requests received four days before the start date = 50%.
    – Thereafter, no refund can be issued.




Where is the workshop:

  • The workshops are held at the picturesque Lazy H Ranch, nestled at the foot of Palomar Mountain in rural San Diego County, California (Pauma Valley).

What is the address for the The Lazy H Ranch?

How to plan your Travel dates and Flights:

  • The workshop dates for 2020 are Monday, June 22nd through the morning of Tuesday the 30th. It is our recommendation that if you are flying in you should do your best to arrive at the San Diego airport on Monday, June 22nd somewhere around the 11-1 pm mark.  

  • As the workshop approaches, we will supply you with specific information on the travel to the Lazy H.   

  • The lodge is about 1 to 2 hours from the San Diego airport depending on if you drive or carpool. Please plan your departing flight for around 12 noon at the earliest on Tuesday, June 30th.


PFMW absolutely opened my mind to all of the possibilities in the film scoring industry. In the past week, I’ve met amazing people and realized that this is the type of career I want to pursue. The workshop is truly a memorable experience.
— Jon Parra • San Francisco Conservatory of Music