Scoring For Films

Scoring for films

Level II - Advanced

A guided journey

Led by high-profile professional composers who daily work on composing music for visual media. Starting from scene analysis, going through ideation, moving on to producing the mock-up and culminating in the orchestral realization with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, with whom Ennio Morricone won the Oscar for the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, and finally the final mixing.

A guided journey

From theory to practice

In a didactic process that unfolds in three steps leading from theory to its practical application on stage, from composition to the recording of a 3-minute piece for each participant, with the guidance of teachers every step of the way, for a total duration of 7 days, 8 hours per day, over a period of 1 month.

1 Step one

From theory: the history of film music and the great composers who perfected the language of writing for images, the generation of meaning, and the development of music in relation to images and editing.

To practice: the presentation of the scene to be scored; the use of software, samples, and plug-ins; the development of an original piece of about 3 minutes, orchestration and work on notation software, and the final production of scores for the orchestra.

2 Step two

The unique thrill of experiencing the recording of one's own approximately 3-minute-long musical piece with a live orchestra, the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, one of the absolute best orchestras in the world, conducted by Enrico Goldoni, in person in Prague.

Students with prior orchestral conducting training will also have the opportunity to try their hand at conducting their own piece under guidance.

3 Step three

The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the mixing of one's own piece live on the legendary AMS/Neve 88 RS 48 console, with legendary outboard gear such as the Teletronix LA-2A or the Chandler Limited EMI TG 12413 Zener Limiter and Chandler Limited EMI TG 12345 Curve Bender, with the expertise of Goffredo Gibellini, an internationally acclaimed sound engineer who has engineered and mixed the scores for productions that have made a significant mark, including the Academy Award-winning film “The Great Beauty” by Paolo Sorrentino, as well as “The New Pope” and “Youth,” both by the same director, or even “Pinocchio” by Matteo Garrone, featuring the Academy Award-winning soundtrack by Dario Marianelli, among many others.


The right approach

The right approach is acquired through experience. The course aims to have the student work with the real methodology of those who daily face the difficulties related to managing and directing creativity applied to audiovisuals in the most efficient and effective way possible. It also allows the student to record their work with a large symphonic orchestra, retaining full ownership of the musical piece.

The right approach
  • 1
    Be at least 18 years of age and have valid documentation for international travel
  • 2
    A laptop with
    • - 2TB external USB hard drive for samples
    • - Subscription to EastWest Composer Cloud *
    • - Cubase DAW *
    • - Sibelius or Finale notation software *
  • 3
    Good quality headphones
  • 4
    Be able to read a music score and have a basic knowledge of music theory and arrangement
  • 1
    Analysis of the scene
  • 2
    Creation of the score
  • 3
    Development of the mock-up
  • 4
  • 5
    Live orchestra recording
  • 6
  • 7
    Complete ownership of the tune

* It is recommended to use a small portable MIDI keyboard with a modulation wheel or external MIDI controller


Exclusive locations

The three different steps of the educational program will take place in person at three different locations, as specified in the schedule. Any discounts or agreements that may be available to masterclass participants regarding accommodations, transfers, daily expenses and overnight stays are NOT included in the participation fee and are the responsibility of each individual participant.

Step one: Lugano
1 Step one: Lugano

In the beautiful setting of the Tiziano Rossetti International Music Academy in Lugano, theory and practice lessons will take place over 4 days of in-person instruction during the first 3 weeks of the program.

Step two: Prague
2 Step two: Prague

The recordings of the students' compositions will be made with their live presence at the CNSO STUDIOS of the Czech National Symphony in Prague, an essential opportunity to delve into one of the key moments of film score production and live a fundamental and unforgettable experience. The video recording of one's own session will also be included and available for the student's use

Step three: Rome
3 Step three: Rome

The program concludes at the prestigious Digital Records studios in Rome, where the mixing of the compositions and recordings from the second phase in Prague will take place. The live sessions will cover audio editing and post-production phases with the experience of one of the most important international sound engineers and the use of the best hardware available on the market.


Our process

Dates yet to be defined

Week 1
Day 1
Day 1
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Introduction to film composition; analysis of cases and approaches by the greatest film score composers

  • Styles of applied music and their evolution over time

  • The development of the score in relation to images, types of shots, environments, and atmospheres

  • The construction of the theme and its importance

Day 2
Day 2
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Luca Antonini
  • The generation of meaning in music, introduction to perception and affective and emotional generations; synesthesia

  • Presentation of the scene to be scored

  • The use of Cubase sequencer and digital virtual instruments

  • The importance of the Tempo Track

  • The construction of the mock-up

Week 2
Day 3
Day 3
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Enrico Goldoni
  • Luca Antonini
  • Screening and commentary on the analysis of sessions submitted online the day before

  • Orchestration in film music

  • Reviewing and controlling works with analysis and corrections, commenting on changes to be made or complete reworking, even if the work is already optimal

  • Orchestration on the Daw

  • Using effects to enhance the sound effect of the samples used

Week 3
Day 4
Day 4
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Enrico Goldoni
  • Screening and commentary on sessions submitted online the day before

  • Final Analysis

  • From MIDI on the sequencer to the construction of the score on notation software

  • Managing the score in the digital environment, the importance of writing dynamics and bowings

  • Analysis of scores and generation of final versions ready for printing

Week 4
Day 5
Day 5
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Enrico Goldoni
  • Goffredo Gibellini
  • Transfer to Prague

Day 6
Day 6
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Enrico Goldoni
  • Goffredo Gibellini
  • Entry into the CNSO Studios in Prague

  • Recording with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra of compositions up to a maximum of 3 minutes each, made by participants

  • Transfer to Rome

Day 7
Day 7
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Goffredo Gibellini
  • Entry into Digital Records studios in Rome

  • Mixing of the recordings

Return day
Return day
  • Fabrizio Campanelli
  • Vito Lo Re
  • Goffredo Gibellini
  • Possible completion of the mixes

  • Delivery of the tracks with 5.1 and stereo mixes, including the most relevant stems

  • Participants return home


Rules and application

  • Each educational cycle admits a maximum of 6 students
  • No diploma or degree is required
  • Each applicant is required to submit a curriculum vitae and two musical pieces that include the use of the orchestra, real or digital, in the form of wav or mp3 audio files or links to web platforms, audio or video, suitable for evaluating the basic knowledge of each aspiring participant
  • The evaluation of the submitted tunes is carried out by the faculty who decide on the suitability of the applicant for the course
1 Application submission

The application submission is free and is carried out by uploading the pieces and completing the online form with the deadlines indicated on this website

2 Admission

In case of a positive evaluation, the candidate is required, following the communication of suitability by Tiziano Rossetti Academy, to pay the confirmation fee for participation, as described in the communication of suitability

3 Enrollment

Enrollment in the course is completed with the communication of the start of the course and the advance payment of the enrollment fee as specified in the notice


Participation fees

The participation fee for the Masterclass “Scoring For Films - Level II: Advanced” is a total of € 4000.00 (four thousand/00) divided into two payments:

1 Participation deposit

The confirmation deposit to secure participation, which must be paid within 7 days following the communication of admission and eligibility to the course, € 1000,00 (one thousand/00) and can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer.

The deposit is non-refundable.

2 Enrollment fee

The enrollment fee, to be paid within two weeks of the communication of the start date and schedule confirmation, is € 3000,00 (three thousand/00) and can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer.

The enrollment fee is non-refundable.

Not included expenses

Expenses for transportation, food, and accommodation are not included in the participation fee and are fully the responsibility of each participant.

The Tiziano Rossetti International Music Academy can provide assistance with travel arrangements and suggest accommodations affiliated with the Academy

The faculty

From composers to composers

The experience of those who truly work in the field is at the service of a program that focuses on sharing the real needs and requirements of those who daily deal with the industry.

Fabrizio Campanelli
Fabrizio Campanelli


Has written scores for films such as "How to Grow Up Despite Your Parents" (Walt Disney), "Just a Father", and "Fukushima: A Nuclear Story", a documentary film narrated by Willem Dafoe; he has received nominations for the "David di Donatello Award" (the Italian Academy Award) and the Nastri d'Argento awards. He has composed for many international campaigns for important brands such as Mulino Bianco, Calzedonia, and Fiat. He won the "Key Award" in 2019 with "In the Magic Wood", the soundtrack for Edison Energia's advertising campaign, and in 2012 with "Lovely On My Hand", the original song, soundtrack of Calzedonia's international campaign with Julia Roberts.

Vito Lo Re
Vito Lo Re


He has conducted over 30 operas in Italy, Austria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Romania, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Albania, Macedonia, and Bulgaria. After composing music for nearly twenty theatrical productions, documentary scores, and primetime television shows, he has composed film scores such as Donato Carrisi's "The Girl in the Fog" starring Toni Servillo and Jean Reno, "Into the Labyrinth" starring Toni Servillo and Dustin Hoffman, "I Am the Abyss", all films with worldwide distribution. He is also an arranger and orchestrator in the pop and rock field with numerous productions to his credit with internationally renowned artists.

Enrico Goldoni
Enrico Goldoni


Orchestrator and composer, he holds degrees in Orchestral Conducting from the Conservatory of Parma, in Opera Conducting from the Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna, and in Piano from the Conservatory of Verona. He has worked as an orchestrator and conductor with Fabrizio Campanelli and the Czech National Symphony Orchestra, the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Czech Virtuosi of Brno, the Accademia Vivaldiana of Venice, the Haydn Konservatorium of Eisenstadt, the Orchestra Classica of Alessandria, the Coro "Marc'Antonio Ingegneri", and the Accademia Dodekachordon of Verona.

Luca Antonini
Luca Antonini


He studied Composition at Novara Conservatory "G.Cantelli". He is a true master in the art of digital music production, audio samples managing and mock-up building. Since 2007 he has been working in the film and TV music industry as a composer, music producer, sound designer, arranger and orchestrator, working with many Italian and international film composers such as Fabrizio Mancinelli or Vito Lo Re and Michele Braga, among many others.

Goffredo Gibellini
Goffredo Gibellini

Score engineer & mixer

He has recorded and mixed tons of scores for highly successful international films such as Paolo Sorrentino's movies including "The Great Beauty", winner of the Oscar Academy Award, or "Youth" with Michael Caine, "The New Pope" with Jude Law, "Letters to Juliet" with Amanda Seyfried, "Mare of Easttown" with Kate Winslet and countless others.


Application submission

The application submission is the first step of our enrollment process. Please fill all the fields below and upload your audio files. We will contact you as soon as possible.

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