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Penka Kouneva seminar on composer development

June 29, 2017 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm

Thursday June 29 2017
Seattle Film Institute: Theater
3210 16th Ave W Seattle WA 98119
Admission: $5 (proceeds to benefit SCA)
***door prizes!

7pm – meet and greet; informal mentoring

7:30 – 8:45 Seminar on Composer Development
  • The self-teaching composer: methodology of film/game score analysis (harmony, form, thematic development, emotional arc, arrangement, style, aesthetics)
  • The self-teaching composer: methodology of reading orchestral scores
  • Developing one’s unique style and “sound,” and why it’s vital in today’s market
  • How to stay relevant to your contacts and grow your client base
  • How to get scoring jobs in film and games
  • How to get top industry professionals to actually listen to your demo
  • How to deconstruct “temp scores” and still compose imaginative music when bound by “temp love”
8:45 – 9:30 – demo critique of 7 demos*
9:30 – 10 – Q and A
10 – 11 – socializing, location TBD
*Guidelines for demo submission for critique:
• The DEADLINE for submission of Demos for Critique is June 25. 
• Submit mp3s only to penkakouneva@gmail.com with the Subject: SCA 6/29 Demo Critique
• Maximum length is 1:20
• Only 7 tracks will be selected and critiqued. Submit your most interesting, masterful, unique cinematic composition.
• Penka will play the tracks anonymously and give constructive and thoughtful critiques for the benefit of all attendees.


June 29, 2017
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Seattle Composers Alliance
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Seattle Film Institute Theater
3210 16th Ave West
Seattle, WA 98119 United States
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