Screen Music Program

The Screen Music Program is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, secure future commissions and job opportunities, and join other composers to create a vibrant artistic community.

With a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world, the Program explores the fundamentals of Film & Video Game scoring in a 10-day session of masterclasses, lectures, colloquiums, and workshops focused on composition.

This year’s Program turns into a rich online webinar, allowing you to attend all activities remotely. No travel, no accommodation required. Classes are given through a quality web conferencing software, included in your tuition.

Online Program

As a participant in the online program, you will:

  • attend the online lecture and masterclass of our special guests Norihiko Hibino and Inon Zur;
  • have your work screened at our online event in front of a jury comprised by the Program Faculty roster plus two other professional critics. The Best Composer, as determined by the jury, will receive free tuition to the next Screen Music Program;
  • have your string quartet tracks professionally recorded by mdi ensemble (violin I, violin II, viola, and cello). After your online rehearsal session with the performers, you will receive the audio tracks you can integrate into your music;
  • present your work online at the Screen Music Colloquium, a daily masterclass led by Alison PlanteClint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione. You will receive a public lesson from one of them and the feedback from all the other participant composers;
  • have individual online Scoring Lessons with Alison PlanteClint Bajakian, and Paolo Tortiglione;
  • attend the daily ‘Scoring to Game Design’ online workshop with Diego Ricchiuti;
  • attend daily online lectures on Spotting and Scoring, Compositional Devices, Applied Composition to DAW Scoring, Music under Dialogue and Narration by our international faculty members;
  • get your end-of-course certificate of achievement;
  • be part of the Program’s Alumni and join one of the largest international network of film composers, accessing new opportunities, commissions, collaborations, and screenings.

All classes are taught in English. The tuition for the Screen Music Program online is 899 Euros


Special guestsNorihiko Hibino // Inon Zur

Faculty rosterAlison Plante // Clint Bajakian // Paolo Tortiglione // Diego Ricchiuti

Recording artistsmdi ensemble

Program DirectorPaolo Fosso


Application deadline – March 22, 2021
Notification of acceptance – March 24, 2021
Payment in full of tuition – April 16, 2021
(optional) Work final submission – May 15, 2021

Fill in the application form with the following materials before March 22:

  • a resume;
  • a link to any of your audio files, of any length and genre, representing your style. Live recordings, virtual instruments, or a combination of the two are all eligible.

Applicants will be selected according to the quality of submitted works.

For any questions, please contact Paolo Fosso, Program Director at