Summer 2024
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(Registration is limited to the first 20 students to enroll)

Tuition Prices:

  • Early Bird = $299 (ends May 1)
  • Regular Price = $399 (ends June 1)

June 24 – 28 (M-F Daily)

  • Group Composition Class 2-3pm eastern
  • Electives (2 choices, each 45 minute classes) 4-5:30pm eastern
  • Evening Masterclass 8:30-9:30pm eastern (No masterclass on Friday June 28)

June 29 – July 7

  • (No classes, independent work time, and VIP private lessons)

July 8-11 (M-Th Daily)

  • Evening Masterclass only 8:30-10pm eastern

July 12

  • Gala Concert 8:30pm eastern

Learn the skills you need to successfully write music for video games!

Anyone age 14+ is invited to apply.  Open to youth and adults wanting to learn real-life applicable skills to score for video games. In this course you will learn:

  • Music Composition – melody, harmony, and form
  • Execution – DAW and virtual instruments
  • Production – recording, mixing, and mastering
  • Business – contracts, briefs, mockups, and deliverables

2024 Featuring Award-Winning Composers
Jeff Broadbent and Benjamin Taylor
And acclaimed Faculty Performers David Ashton, Bobbie Lee Crow III, and Andréa Wood

Workshop Details

All classes occur live on Zoom at the times indicated above but will be recorded and available for viewing after the meeting (for those who are not able to attend due to schedule conflicts, work, etc.).

Note: In addition to the time spent in class daily, students are expected to spend approximately 1-2 hours each day composing outside of class.


No prior composition experience is required, though some background in music theory and performance study on an instrument is preferred. Students will be divided into appropriate class groups based on musical background, experience in composing, experience using a DAW, etc.  If you aren’t sure this is for you, please email us and we will help!

Tech Requirements

All students need to have access to a reasonably fast computer with the following software/gear:

  • Zoom – To participate in class live.
  • DAW – Logic Pro is strongly preferred. You may download a 90-day free trial here.
  • Notation Program – Finale is preferred, but you may use any notation program you are already familiar with (Musescore, Noteflight, etc.). This will primarily be used to notate the solo performer’s sheet music for the final project.
  • High-quality headphones or studio monitors.


All students will participate in Group Composition Class with Faculty Composers Jeff Broadbent and Benjamin Taylor where they will engage in interactive, hands-on workshop-style learning. Students will get a behind-the-scenes look into the creative process of professional composers! No boring prerecorded lectures here!


Students will participate in two elective classes from the following list:

  • Intro to using a DAW
  • Advanced DAW Techniques
  • Orchestration with Digital Instruments
  • Sound Design for Composers
  • Advanced Music Theory: Harmony and Chord Progressions

Final Concert

Final Projects will all be showcased in a virtual concert on Zoom on July 12 at 8:30 pm Eastern. Students will be able to invite friends and family to attend this live Gala Performance!

Final Project

Each student will compose 3-4 minutes of original music for a video game scenario!  Students will have the opportunity to augment their synthesized score with their choice of a solo instrument, recorded by one of our fabulous guest performers!