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This one-day seminar is designed to educate and excite school groups and individual students aged 13-17 about the possibilities of pursuing a career as a Screen Music Composer. It is presented as part of our Glories of the Score Music Festival here at AFTRS Sydney.​ ​ This is a theatre based seminar style course where students will hear from a number of Screen Composers about the role of the composer in the screen industries and the joys of composing music for the screen. ​ Students will see a practical demonstration from one of our screen lecturers, Matt McGowen, using Logic Pro X as well as a tour of Trackdown Scoring Stage next door to AFTRS. ​
  • If you are a school bringing a group of students and wish to be invoiced, please complete this booking form with number of students and school details and email schools@aftrs.edu.au

  • If you are an individual student, then you can enrol on this website via the ENROL button above and you will need to complete an U18 consent form with parent/guardian consent.

  • Call us on 1300 065 281 if you have any questions re enrolment.

  • To visit the full Glories of the Screen website: https://gloriesofthescore.wordpress.com/

​ There will be a 45 minute lunchbreak. Students should bring their own lunch, the AFTRS café will also be open. ​
LECTURER: MATT MCGOWEN Matt McGowen is a Screen Music Composer, Sound Designer, Sound Engineer and Video Producer. He is an AFTRS graduate where he completed the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma courses, both with distinction. He now teaches several short courses for AFTRS Open.

Matt produces music for a wide range of Screen music projects including Short Films, Television Commercials, Web Commercials, Documentaries, Web Series and Corporate Promos. He has worked with local and international clients including 20th Century Fox ("24"​ Live Another Day), Sony, Virgin, Telstra, NSW Government, University of Technology Sydney and Spec-Savers.

Matt composed the score for ‘The Orchard’, (short by Director Laura Scrivano) starring Alex Dimitriades and Georgia Flood, which won the 2013 European Union Film Award and gained entry into the Cannes Film Festival. He also recently produced and scored a long form Television Commercial for UTS Jumbunna-Indigenous House of Learning. Matt has also worked with top Australian and international touring musicians and has been billed with iconic Australian acts such as Tim Freedman of The Whitlams, Mental as Anything and The Waifs. ​ ​

GUEST COMPOSER: AMY BASTOW Amy Bastow is a composer and producer of music for film and television. At 32, she gained the attention of Hollywood filmmaker James Cameron, director of Avatar, and Titanic, composing the score for his 3D documentary, Deepsea Challenge, which earned her an AACTA Award nomination. Amy has worked as a composer and producer of music on projects with all the major Australian TV networks and was recently composer and producer on the award-winning TV drama series Winners & Losers.
​​ GUEST COMPOSER: CHARLIE CLOUSER Charlie Clouser is a multi-instrumentalist and composer for film, television, and games who lives in Los Angeles. His scores include all seven films in the SAW franchise and many others.

He has nearly three hundred hours of television underscore to his credit, including the CBS series Numb3rs, the NBC series Las Vegas, the FOX series Wayward Pines, and the Si-Fi mini-series Childhood’s End. Formerly the keyboardist in the band Nine Inch Nails, he has remixed and collaborated with artists as varied as David Bowie, Jamiroquai, Killing Joke, Atari Teenage Riot, and Rob Zombie.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: open@aftrs.edu.au or 1300 065 281​ ​

***DISCLAIMER*** AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If a participant wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee. For more information on AFTRS Open's policies, including refund policies, please see our policies page .​


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