Film Scoring Class

8 Weeks, 90 minute classes

Note: Due to the advanced skills required, both musically and technologically, participation in this class is by teacher recommendation only. 

What to Expect:

Students will be scoring the short film Listen to Me, written and directed by Tonacha Her. The completed film and score will be performed live at the 15th Annual Sound of Silent Film at the Davis Theater in Lincoln Square.

Students will be responsible for scoring, orchestrating and editing their own sections of the film, which will then be brought together as a whole.

As composers, they will learn how to write and develop music that enhances the film. As orchestrators, they will learn how each instrument functions and how to use their colors most effectively. As editors, they will learn how to spot errors in orchestration and notation, as well as learning how to prepare the score and parts so that the composer and orchestrator’s wishes are expressed in a way that makes sense to the performers. Ultimately, as a team, they will learn how to use notation software effectively, how to plot tempos that sync with the film, and how to create click tracks for the performers.

Class Schedule
Wednesdays 7-8:30pm
12/4, 12/11, 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5, 2/12
1758 W Wilson Avenue
Final Performance: Saturday, March 28th

Due to the collaborative nature of this class and the compressed time frame, attendance of all classes is mandatory.

Call the us for more information and to register: 773.334.3650

About the Instructor: 

Trevor Patrick Watkin has been teaching at Access Contemporary Music since 2013. He performs with Origin of Animal, Palomar and is a founding member of the Gillespie Quartet. Trevor has written scores for the films Liminal, My Son Thomas and Black Roulette and recently conducted the score for Dreaming Grand Avenue, composed by Seth Boustead. He is a past composer-in-residence with the Right Brain Project, visiting lecturer in composition at Houghton College and is a past recipient of the Jeff Award for his score for The Black Duckling.