Hollywood Talents such as video game composer CRIS VELASCO, Emmy nominated composer MIRIAM CUTLER, powerhouse composer TJ LINDGREN, celebrated conductor JOHANNES VOGEL, and many more will teach at the Summer Academy

Returning this year are legendary composers CONRAD POPE, NAN SCHWARTZ, JOE KRAEMER and internationally renowned score mixer DENNIS SANDS

This year is bigger than ever with 9 different master classes over a period of 7 weeks: July 5th through August 21st

Vienna, January 23rd, 2017: The world wide unique Hollywood Music Workshop (“HMW”) has lined-up an amazing roster of top Hollywood composers, conductors, orchestrators and arrangers to teach Master Classes this summer in Austria. Students will have the opportunity to record with a 49-piece orchestra at the Synchron Stage Vienna Recording facility, led by Joe Kraemer (Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation).

This year offers new angles with many exciting classes about composing for video games, documentaries, independent films, and even midi-mockups.

The HMW was founded by classical violin soloist and sought after Hollywood studio musician Dimitrie Leivici and producer/radio host/musical actress Lilo Bellotto. For the past eight years HMW brought together an amazing line-up of top Hollywood composers, orchestrators and arrangers to hold Master Classes in the Music City of Baden, just outside of Vienna. The HMW is all about bringing talented composers, seasoned and newcomers, from around the world together in one place, providing them with first-class courses and a very inspiring working environment. Through a personal working relationship between lecturers and students both profit from one another and grow in their career.

“Nowhere else does any participant have the possibility to benefit from the immense knowledge of so many top and immensely talented Hollywood Film Music personalities in a rather short time”, says Dimitrie Leivici. “We have enlarged the faculty count up to nine great instructors for 2017 who all look forward to share their talents and knowledge with our students”, adds Lilo Bellotto.

The 2017 Hollywood Music Workshop will take place July 5th through August 21st, 2017
at the historic Casino Baden, a short train ride from the City Center of Vienna.
Participants can create their own curriculum by choosing from a variety of 3-day, 5-day and 6-day workshops.

Here is an overview of the classes provided:

July 5 – 10: Thomas Chase Jones – Composing using the Music Interval Theory (M.I.T.)  –  A successful approach to avoid unnecessary creative blocks and to elevate your composing level. Learn from Thomas Chase Jones, one of the most successful and experienced composers for animation films.

July 12-14: Cris Velasco – Composing for Video Games –  Learn how to compose for video games. Jump right in with this hands-on workshop. Learn some of the advanced techniques of writing music for this exciting, quickly growing genre. We will also cover how to land a gig and more importantly how to keep it!
Cris Velasco is a multiple award-winning composer of epic orchestral, dark experimental and modern hybrid music scores for video games, film and television.

July 15-17: Miriam Cutler – Scoring for Documentaries and Independent Films –  From Sundance to the Academy Awards.
Create your niche. Build a rapport with producers and directors. The Director/ Composer relationship. Sustain a career of longevity.
Emmy nominated composer, Miriam Cutler has scored over 100 projects in film and television including Oscar-nominated documentaries and award winning indie films. She is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures and mentor at Sundance Institute.

July 19-21: T.J. Lindgren – Creating Midi-Mockups –  Learn how to use sample libraries and sound processing tools to create a realistic orchestral sound out of the digital audio workstation (DAW) software. The class will teach techniques relevant to any DAW software and frequently used orchestral sample libraries.
TJ Lindgren is a composer and arranger who has worked on projects ranging from small independent films to Hollywood blockbusters and Oscar-nominated scores. He has worked with some of the top composers in the film industry including Danny Elfman, John Powell, Hans Zimmer and Alexandre Desplat.

July 22-24: Johannes Vogel – Conducting for Modern Film-Scoring –  Get in touch with the basics of leading recording-sessions with a symphony orchestra. The workshop focuses on the tools needed for a composer to conduct his own music.
Johannes Vogel is a composer by himself and also a very busy session-conductor working with Hollywood-composers like Hans Zimmer, Geoff Zanelli, Rupert Gregson Williams and many more. He is principal conductor at the Vienna Synchron Stage.

July 26-30: Joe Kraemer – From Concept to Composition –  Learn the conceptual and composing aspects of creating music for film. And finally, what is needed to get your composition recorded. Classes will include behind-the-scenes looks at the scoring of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Jack Reacher. Presented by Joe Kraemer, a world class film composer (Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation).

August 1-7: Conrad Pope & Nan Schwartz – Orchestration and Arranging –  Learn from Conrad Pope, one of Hollywood’s most talented composers and orchestrators, and from Nan Schwartz, a world class Grammy Award winning arranger.

August 9-14: Recording at the Synchron Stage in Vienna – Award winning Hollywood composer Joe Kraemer will guide you through the recording process. We will make sure that your take will be recorded professionally – using state of the art equipment at the world class Synchron Stage in Vienna to record your music performed by a professional orchestra.

August 17-21: Dennis Sands – Mixing for Composers and Musicians –  Learn how to turn your recordings and demos into professional sounding mixes. Brought to you by Dennis Sands, one of the world’s finest film scoring mixing engineers. Dennis will deliver his class in a real world environment – demonstrating how to achieve top results with good quality equipment film composer use in their studios.

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