BMI proudly continued its partnership with the NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions to present the NYU/BMI Music in Advertising Workshop on June 10-12. This year the collaboration also included the first-of-its-kind Television Scoring Workshop, held June 13-20, at the renowned school. Both of these informative workshops were put together under the direction of Ron Sadoff, Associate Professor, Director & Chair of NYU’s Department of Music & Performing Arts Professions, and Mark Suozzo, BMI composer, Associate Director, NYU Film Scoring Program and Associate Professor of Film Scoring & Music Composition, also at NYU.
The advertising workshop was led by prolific BMI composer Kyle Kelso, along with Mark Suozzo, and featured top industry professionals including Keith D’Arcy (SONGS Music Publishing), Jay Wadley (Found Objects) and Dan Venne (Mad Made Music). BMI’s Ray Yee also provided his expertise in helping to give workshop participants insights on how to write effective and creative scores in limited time.
The NYU/BMI Television Scoring Workshop was led by BMI composers Sean Callery (Jessica Jones, Homeland), Mac Quayle (Mr. Robot, American Horror Story), Nathan Barr (The Americans, True Blood), Pete Nashel (Marco Polo, Lie To Me) and included guest speaker Doreen Ringer-Ross, BMI Vice President Film, TV & Visual Media Relations.The week-long workshop provided real-life experiences of how to be creative with limited resources, interface with the key players of post-production teams, and successfully deliver scores on time in high-pressure situations with short deadlines.