Here is our amazing summer 2018 – 10th Anniversary – program with our extended Film Scoring Summer Academy!

July 9 to August 16 in Baden, near Vienna, Austria

We are happy to introduce our new and amazing line-up of top Hollywood composers, orchestrators and arrangers to this year’s participants. Our workshop has been incredibly successful over the past 9 years and we have been able to grow into this excellent summer film music academy. This is a one of a kind opportunity to work and study with some of Hollywood’s greatest film music talents in the wonderful ambience of the beautiful City of Baden. Composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss and Lanner performed in this historic Spa Town near Vienna.

Starting from composing, orchestration and arrangement through midi mock-ups to recording with a real 50 piece orchestra on the new Synchron Stage Vienna. We are covering scoring for video games, big screen and – for the first time – for TV. Learn the entire film scoring process gaining real-world knowledge delivered by some of Hollywood’s best. Have a look at our exciting classes below.
We are looking forward to seeing you this summer!

Class hours: 10 AM – 1 PM and 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

9th of August – Live Film Music Concert at the Casino Baden

Hollywood Music Workshop celebrates its 10th Anniversary with a live concert at the Casino Baden, our workshop location, featuring  iconic film music from mostly Warner Bros. from Casablanca to Harry Potter and more. The evening of popular film music will be performed by the Synchron Stage Vienna Orchestra under the baton of Joe Kraemer and Conrad Pope.

The 2018 Film Scoring Summer Academy at a Glance

SOLD OUT  – Cris Velasco – Video Games – July 9 – 11 – Dive into composing for video games in this hands-on workshop. Learn some of the advanced techniques of writing music for this exciting 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.

This class is limited to 15 participants. Don’t wait for too long to reserve your spot.

John Lunn – Scoring for TV Drama Series – July 12 – 14 – Hollywood Music Workshop covers for the first time the specifics of TV scoring, brought to you by one of the best in this genre. Learn how to compose for multi-episodic dramas and approaches specific to the TV format. Dive into techniques to keep a thematic arch across a TV series, while providing an individual score to every single episode.

John Lunn is a multi-award-winning, classically trained TV and film composer. He is probably best known for scoring the hugely successful worldwide success Downton Abbey, for which he received two Primetime Emmy Awards, in 2012 and 2013 and a further nomination in 2014, as well as a BAFTA nomination in 2012. He has scored numerous other TV series and feature films.

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Joe Kraemer – From Concept to Composition – July 16 – 20 – 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.


Joe Kraemer is an award-winning film composer based in Los Angeles.

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ONLY ONE SEAT LEFT – Johannes Vogel – Conducting for Modern Film-Scoring – July 22 – 24 – Get in touch with the basics of leading a recording session with a symphony orchestra. The workshop focuses on the tools needed for a composer to conduct his own music. Additionally a real live recording experience will be generated with live musicians during regular class room hours.

The class is limited to 15 participants.

Johannes Vogel is a composer 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 the principal conductor at Synchron Stage Vienna.

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T.J. Lindgren – Creating Midi-Mockups – Basics: July 27 – 29, Advanced: July 30 – August 1 – 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.

After the tremendous success we had in 2017 with T.J.’s outstanding and unique master class we are now offering an expanded version. The course will be broken up into two parts – a 3-day Beginning/Intermediate course and a 3-day Advanced course.

T.J. 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.

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Conrad Pope & Nan Schwartz – Orchestration and Arranging, August 4 – 10 – Learn from the incomparable Conrad Pope, one of Hollywood’s best composers and orchestrators, and from Nan Schwartz, a world class Grammy Award winning arranger.

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SOLD OUT – Recording at the Synchron Stage in Vienna, August 12 – 16 – Award-winning Hollywood composer Joe Kraemer will guide you through the recording process alongside composer and orchestrator Conrad Pope. We will make sure that your composition will be recorded professionally using state of the art equipment at the world class Synchron Stage Vienna.  Renowned Hollywood concert master and Hollywood Music Workshop Director Dimitrie Leivici will lead the  50-piece orchestra and provide additional coaching.

This class is limited to 8 participants. Don’t wait for too long to reserve your spot.


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Our Mission

The Hollywood Music Workshop is all about bringing talented composers from around the world together and providing them with professional master-classes in a very inspiring working environment. Through our curriculum we strive to educate composers and help them advance and further their careers. We establish personal relationships between lecturers and participants and therefore let them profit from one another.

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