FILM SCORING
INTENSIVE PROGRAM

MAY 13 – JUNE 4, 2024
SIENA, ITALY

CHIGIANA FILM SCORING INTENSIVE PROGRAM

May 13 - June 4, 2024
SIENA, ITALY

composition, orchestration, technologies and sound design applied to images

 a project of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in collaboration with the
Toscana Film Commission of the Fondazione Sistema Toscana

APPLICATION DEADLINE: APRIL 1st, 2024

Manifatture Digitali Cinema Siena

OBJECTIVES

This three-week, 80-hour intensive program is designed for aspiring young professionals and students eager to master the art of film music composition, orchestration, and production at an international standard.

Participants will engage in a range of educational modules, from unleashing creativity to leveraging cutting-edge technologies. By the program’s conclusion, each attendee will have crafted two original 3-minute promotional videos (either rescoring existing footage or working with new video content). These compositions will be tailored for a four-voice choir and a 42-piece symphonic orchestra, and will be professionally recorded in two separate sessions with renowned ensembles.

The faculty comprises world-renowned experts and seasoned educators from prestigious institutions such as the University of Southern California and Berklee College of Music, bringing their wealth of experience from both the United States and Europe.

The CHIGIANA FILM SCORING INTENSIVE PROGRAM, is currently in its third edition, is part of the SUONO & IMMAGINE project and the Manifatture Digitali di Siena, which focus on fostering national and international collaborations in screen scoring.

THE PROGRAM AT GLANCE

COURSE DATES: Monday May 13th – Tuesday June 4, 2024  

DAILY CLASSES:
9am – 1pm & 2 – 7pm

10 PARTICIPANTS
(NO AGE LIMIT)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
online application, CV, video portfolio, mock-up for orchestra
   
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  April 1, 2024

INSTRUCTION BEGINS:
  Monday May 13th

RECORDINGS:
  May 20th (16 voices – 4 parts Choir ) – May 27-29 (Symphonic Orchestra ORT in Florence – Teatro Verdi)

FINAL SCREENING: 
June 1st, 2024 – 7:00pm

TUITION FEES:  Eur. 3,000.00


COURSE MODULES

FILM MUSIC COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS – ORCHESTRATION – MUSIC COMPOSITION MASTERCLASSES and CRITIQUES – MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, MIDI MOCKUPS and ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION – MUSIC POST PRODUCTION, MIXING & MASTERING – PRINCIPLES OF SOUND DESIGN – 3 DAYS OF RECORDING SESSIONS – SCORE and PARTS PREPARATION – GUIDE TO FILM SCREENING – SUPERVISED LAB WORK – FINAL SCREENING OF PARTICIPANTS WORK

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PROGRAM MODULES

Beethoven Manuscript
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MUSIC COMPOSITION AND ANALYSIS
INDIVIDUAL LESSONS AND MASTERCLASSES IN SCREEN SCORING

Students will jump right into perfecting the sketches of their compositions in the laboratory with hands-on instructors. Several masterclasses will be held and individual attention will be dedicated by instructors and teaching assistants.

This module focuses on the creation of realistic-sounding orchestral sequences, using current, professional-level orchestral sample libraries and DAWs. Students will learn how to emulate live orchestral performances, using industry-standard tools and techniques and create hybrid score incorporating virtual instruments into real recordings.
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ORCHESTRATION TECHNIQUES AND ANALYSIS
GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL LESSONS

This module focuses on learning advanced orchestration techniques and approaches to writing for small ensembles as well as for full orchestra, including both a live orchestra and sampled MIDI mockups. This module is hybrid with an ONLINE component of 8 hours.

CHIGIANA MIDI AND SYNTHESIS 2
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MUSIC TECHNOLOGY, MIDI MOCKUPS AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION

This module focuses on the creation of realistic sounding orchestral scores using current, professional orchestral sample libraries and DAWs. Students will learn to emulate live orchestral performances using industry-standard tools and techniques. They will also learn to create hybrid scores that seamlessly merge virtual instruments with live instrument recordings and electronic music. 

Modern Recording Studio AI Chigiana 2024
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MUSIC POST PRODUCTION, MIXING & MASTERING

Through a critical overview of industry practices for multimedia music post-production, this course covers the musical, aesthetic, and technical processes of editing, mixing, and mastering a soundtrack in collaboration with the director, editor, and composer.  Topics covered include the application of basic editing, mixing, and mastering tools and techniques for live and sample-based scores in preparation for the final dubbing session.

SOUND DESIGN Chigiana 2024
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ELEMENTS OF SOUND DESIGN

A dedicated module that explores the principles and techniques of crafting unique auditory elements, utilizing sound manipulation tools. Students will learn how to shape compelling soundscapes and textures, vital for enhancing the narrative and emotional depth in film.

Orchestra Recording AI Chigiana
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2 RECORDING SESSIONS
CHOIR (1 day)
and SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA – ORT (2 days)

CALENDAR

CHIGIANA FILM SCORING PROGRAM CALENDAR 2024 rev01

FACULTY

A dedicated group of award-winning professionals and experienced educators. 

Pete Anthony Chigiana 2022

PETE ANTHONY
Orchestration & Conducting

Marco Beltrami

MARCO BELTRAMI
Composition Masterclasses 

Patrick Kirst

PATRICK KIRST
Composition and Analysis

Alesso Miraglia

ALESSIO MIRAGLIA
Music Technology, Midi Mockups And Electronic Music Production – Sync Licensing

Lawrence Shragge Portrait 02

LAWRENCE SHRAGGE
Composition and Analysis

TIM STARNES - CHIGIANA FILM SCORING PROGRAM 2024 - 1

TIM STARNES
Music Post Production, Mixing, Mastering, Editing And Sound Design

Marco Streccioni

MARCO STRECCIONI
Recording sessions

Anna Drubich

ANNA DRUBICH
Composition and Analysis

Buck-Sanders-2023

BUCK SANDERS
Music Post Production and Sound Design

Franco Piersanti

FRANCO PIERSANTI
Composition Masterclasses

STAFF

David Cerquetti

DAVID CERQUETTI
Teaching Assistant

Giuseppe Lori

GIUSEPPE LORI
Teaching Assistant

RECORDING SESSIONS

THE CHOIR

This year the Film Scoring Intensive Program is collaborating with the Coro della Cattedrale “Guido Chigi Saracini,” a professional ensemble led by Maestro Lorenzo Donati. The internationally renowned choir boasts a vast repertoire spanning from the most poignant sacred choral traditions to contemporary masterpieces.
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THE ORCHESTRA

The Film Scoring Intensive Program partners with the ORT Orchestra Regionale Toscana, one of the finest orchestra ensembles in Italy.  Over two days of recording sessions participants will have the opportunity to record their works with a professional symphonic orchestra of 42 elements in the renowned Teatro Verdi in Florence.
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OUR PARTNERS

The Film Scoring Intensive Program is a project of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in collaboration with the Toscana Film Commission of the Fondazione Sistema Toscana. 

Fondazione Sistema Toscana
Toscana Film Commission
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