WORKSHOPS & LESSONS
AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC
WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER (see details below):
Learn how to compose music for video games
Small group master classes and individual lessons in composing music
and electronic music.
Nicolas Scherzinger has taught courses and lessons in composition and electronic music for over 20 years, working at such institutions as Syracuse University, Mannes School of Music Preparatory Division, SUNY Purchase and the Kinhaven Music School. He now makes his extensive knowledge and experience available through these online courses.
On this page you will find a number of workshops available.
During each workshop, group master class or lesson, students will learn new concepts, then apply those concepts as they complete creative assignments.
Unless otherwise stated, ALL WORKSHOPS and LESSONS are open to students of any age and level.
You will need to own or have access to a computer (Mac or PC) and have one of the suggested applications installed on the computer (see below).
You will need to have internet access. Workshops will be taught using Zoom.
It is recommended that you have headphones or earbuds so you can work quietly at home (and it will also be easier to hear the online content)
You DO NOT need to own any additional recording equipment (microphones, audio interface, etc.)
You DO NOT need to own an electronic or MIDI keyboard. You can do all work on a simple computer.
VIDEO GAME MUSIC WORKSHOP
for College Level Students
JUNE 1 - 11, 2021
10am - 12pm noon
To take this workshop, you should have some experience using a digital audio workstation application (or have taken the ELECTRONIC MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR BEGINNERS workshop).
If you have always wanted to know how music for video games is created, this is the workshop for you. You will learn real techniques used by video games composers today. You will learn by creating your own music using these specific techniques.
You will learn how to:
compose music that fits different video game scenarios, plots or genres
compose music for a video game based on a reference track
put together a portfolio of work to share with video game developers
apply such video game techniques as a linear loop, cut scene, vertical layering, perpetual development, etc.
work as a team member and understand how workflow applies to video game music creation
Workshop size will be limited to a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 participants.
Sign up with a friend and you each receive $100 off.
Click here to email Nic and get the discount code
SMALL GROUP MASTERCLASSES in
open to all ages
Available through the Summer 2021
tuition (per session): TBA
These masterclasses will focus on sharing current work and getting feedback from fellow composers and the teacher. There are no restrictions in terms of medium or genre.
The only thing necessary is an open mind and a willingness to share.
Stay tuned for opportunities over the summer.
Interesting in participating in a masterclass? Email Nic using the email link below.