Los Angeles, CA — Sundance Institute and New York University (NYU) Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions today announced they will host Sundance Institute Film Music Program at NYU: Steinhardt, a day-long workshop for composers, filmmakers, students and other industry professionals interested in music in film and television on Saturday, May 9 at the Fredrick Lowe Theatre (35 West 4th Street, between Greene Street and Washington Square East). This marks the first collaboration of its kind between the Institute and NYU Steinhardt and the Institute’s first-ever film music workshop in New York. For more information and to purchase tickets ($20 each), visit http://2015filmmusiclabnyu.splashthat.com.
The full-day program, hosted by Ron Sadoff, Chair of NYU Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions and Director of the Film Scoring Program, and led by Peter Golub, Director of the Sundance Institute Film Music program, will consist of panels and discussions with a diverse lineup of industry veterans. Presenters and panelists include Academy Award-winning sound designer/editor and re-recording mixer Skip Lievsay (No Country for Old Men, True Grit), Emmy Award-winning music editor Todd Kasow (No Country for Old Men, The Big Lebowski), composer Carter Burwell (Fargo, The Kids Are Alright), composer Paul Chihara (Prince of the City, The Morning After), music supervisor Sue Jacobs (American Hustle, Foxcatcher), composer Blake Neely (The Mentalist, Brothers and Sisters) and composer Marcelo Zarvos (Ray Donovan, The Words). The day will end with a networking mixer for attendees to interact with featured speakers and each other.
Sundance Institute Film Music Program at NYU: Steinhardt is a condensed version of Sundance Institute’s annual Music and Sound Design Lab, which provides talented composers with valuable first-hand experience composing for film.
Sundance Institute Film Music Program at NYU: Steinhardt is made possible through the support of ASCAP and BMI. The Sundance Institute Film Music Program is supported by Time Warner Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, BMI, City Drive Films, The Film Music Foundation, ASCAP, Green Hummingbird Entertainment, Joel Kellman, and Woodside Homes.
About the NYU Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions
Steinhardt’s Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, established in 1925, instructs over 1,600 students majoring in music and performing arts programs. Music and Performing Arts Professions serves as NYU’s “school” of music and is a major research and practice center in music technology, music business, music composition, film scoring, songwriting, music performance practices, performing arts therapies, and the performing arts-in-education (music, dance, and drama).
About the Sundance Institute Film Music Program
The Sundance Institute Film Music Program connects composers and directors, giving them first-hand experience of the collaborative process, with the goal of nurturing the development of music in film. Each summer, Sundance Institute holds two Labs for composers, one focusing on feature film, the other on documentaries. Both Labs provide a group of talented composers with valuable first-hand experience composing for film. By pairing participating composers with emerging filmmakers supported by the Institute's Feature Film Program and Documentary Film Program, the Lab's two segments aim to enhance the role of music in independent film. With leading film composers, directors, music editors, and music supervisors serving as Creative Advisors, Lab Fellows work closely with filmmakers in a supportive atmosphere designed to promote experimentation and collaboration. The Sundance Institute Film Music Program is supported by Time Warner Foundation and the Film Music Foundation. www.sundance.org/filmmusic
About Sundance Institute
Founded in 1981 by Robert Redford, Sundance Institute is a nonprofit organization that provides and preserves the space for artists in film, theatre, and new media to create and thrive. The Institute's signature Labs, granting, and mentorship programs, dedicated to developing new work, take place throughout the year in the U.S. and internationally. The Sundance Film Festival and other public programs connect audiences to artists in igniting new ideas, discovering original voices, and building a community dedicated to independent storytelling. Sundance Institute has supported such projects as Beasts of the Southern Wild, Fruitvale Station, Sin Nombre, The Invisible War, The Square, Dirty Wars, Spring Awakening, A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and Fun Home. Join Sundance Institute on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
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