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SCGC Academy to launch in January 2024

11 Dec 2023

SCGC Academy applications now open for learners and instructors

This new initiative from the SCGC provides a crucial educational link between music school and the real world of professional screen composing. The courses are designed to help fill in any learning gaps, allow access to established composers’ expertise and strengthen each learner’s pathway to success. For more advanced learners, they provide an opportunity to discover and discuss new ideas and workflows with other talented colleagues.

Each course is designed to last four weeks and is personally created by the instructor to reflect their experience in the field. The SCGC also makes every effort to offer them at an accessible price.

Download the SCGC Academy brochure.

For the learner

Whether learners are first-time or experienced composers, the SCGC Academy aims to provide beginner, intermediate and advanced classes to suit. Space allowing, up to six learners can be in the composer’s studio together. The in-person option will be offered to those that register first with others joining on-line.

The total number of learners will not exceed eight and each course comprises the following:

  • Four classes
  • 1.5 hours instruction per session
  • A free 30 minute online introduction covering equipment and learning questions to get started
  • No make-up classes (it’s a short commitment)
  • Price is just $350 per course

For the instructor

You can become a paid instructor by offering a course at the SCGC Academy. Lessons should take place in the casual setting of the composer’s own studio where learners can experience and spend time in the workspace. Courses should follow a basic learning structure to move through the topic efficiently but should also retain enough flexibility to offer advice as new questions arise.

Each course requires a minimum of five learners to start and if space allows, up to six can be in the studio at any one time. A further two learners can join online making eight people the largest class size. The SCGC will handle all the promo eBlasts, student sign-ups and fee payments, so composers only need to handle the lesson diary and content.




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