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Film Scoring Degree at IU Jacobs School of Music

I am very excited about the new expansion of my scoring program at Indiana university. With the new degrees I will be able to offer scoring students a robust series of courses with current industry teachers, mentoring all the critical skills to navigate a career in film and media scoring. My own specialized courses focusing on the dramatic art and craft of writing to picture will be supplemented by additional courses – taught by current industry professionals – such as orchestration for the screen, synthestration, the business of “the business”, and video game scoring.

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“Larry Groupé is just the right person to coordinate and mentor the ever growing activity in music scoring at IU.”
— David Dzubay, Dept. Chair of Composition

Program highlights

  • Every semester culminates with a Hollywood style recording session at the brand new Joshi Studio.

  • Frequent collaborations with the Media School and IU Cinema provide opportunities for composers to work with a variety of projects being created.

  • Top-level industry related guests visit the Jacobs School of Music for special presentations.

  • Jacobs boasts a very large body of high-caliber musicians, providing many opportunities for your music to be performed.

Scoring TO PICTURE Techniques EXAMPLES

Among the many disciplines taught concerning scoring, here is just one example of how orchestration for the screen is handled differently than concert scoring, as well as just one of the synchronizing to picture techniques – in this case using streamers and punches, as shown in the videos below: