Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for my application?

You can pay via bank transfer. You will receive a confirmation mail, as soon as we have received the course fee. Please remember that, depending on where you live, a bank transfer can take up to 5 days. Our bank account is as follows:

Erste Bank  (Address: A-1010 Vienna, Graben 21)  Tel.: 05 0100 24901

Knt-Nr.: 297 369 89100

IBAN: AT312011129736989100

BIC: GIBAATWWXXX

Beneficiary: VEREIN ZUR FÖRDERUNG VON FILMMUSIK, Vienna

Should you decide to use PayPal, please use hollywoodmusicworkshop@gmx.com as the PayPal receiver, which enables you to pay via credit card or your PayPal account.

What are the academic and technology requirements for attending this workshop?

Below see some high level requirements for the various classes. Please refer to the detailed course pages for more detailed requirements, especially regarding needed software tools. The links to those detailed course pages are within each description box above or you can get there through the main menu of this site under “Courses”.

Requirements for all composition classes:

Knowledge: harmony / music theory, composition and proficiency in working with sequencers.

You will need to bring your own laptop, keyboard and headphones to the venue.

(We can provide a limited amount of keyboards on an individual basis upon request on a first come first served basis. Cost 20€ for the duration of the workshop).

Requirements for the Orchestration Class:

Advanced knowledge: harmony / music theory, composition.

You will need to bring your own laptop, keyboard and headphones.

(We can provide a limited amount of keyboards on an individual basis upon request on a first come first served basis. Cost 20€ for the duration of the workshop)

Requirements for the Recording the Orchestra Class:

Please refer to the course outline.

What are the class hours?

Daily lecture hours for all of the classes: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. Please have a look at the more detailed description of every class below.

Is housing and meals provided?

We do NOT provide meals or housing. There is a variety of restaurants and lunch places available in close proximity to the workshop.

For a couple of hotel suggestions please take a look at “Location” on this website.

Can I book private lessons with these lecturers?

Of course! All of our lectors will give private lessons. The cost is 150€ per hour (paid additionally to the course fee) – but make sure to sign up as soon as possible as the number of spots available is limited.

What are the Terms and Conditions?

We ask you to observe the following terms and conditions of participation in the Hollywood Music Workshop – Baden bei Wien. By enrolling in this workshop you agree to accept them as stated:

1. The organizers assume no liability for any loss, theft or damage to instruments and other valuables which are brought to the course or to any other events of the Hollywood Music Workshop – Baden bei Wien.  The participants are responsible for arranging adequate insurance cover for themselves.

2. Participation in the classes and recreational activities of the Hollywood Music Workshop – Baden bei Wien is at your own risk. The organizers shall accept no liability for any accidents or injuries involving the participants.  The participants are responsible for arranging adequate insurance cover for themselves.

3. Underage participants will not be supervised.  The parent or guardian is to enclose an informal declaration of consent for participation and adherence to the course terms and conditions.

4. The house rules at the course location (Casino Baden) are to be observed  (no consumption of food and drink in the classrooms except bottled water).

5. We expect an appropriate attitude and behavior from our participants during the workshop. We do not tolerate the use of abusive language or any aggressive and / or intimidating behavior. We also do not allow any discriminating comments or statements of any religious, racial, gender or other backgrounds. We expect that participants demonstrate a professional attitude and show respect towards other participants, our lectures and our workshop staff. The participants need to follow the instructions of the Hollywood Music Workshop staff as along as they are related to the workshop delivery and operations. We also do not tolerate any unsolicited business activities and service offerings by participants in any of the workshop facilities. In case participants fail to comply with these rules of good conduct the Hollywood Music Workshop reserves the right to remove participants from the workshop classes and and deny further access to the current and future workshop activities and facilities.

6. Access to the workshop facilities will be granted to participants starting an hour before class starts and up to 30 minutes after the class has concluded for the day. Any access to the workshop facilities beyond the aforementioned hours would be granted on good will basis by the workshop staff but cannot be expected by the participants. This is especially relevant in case participants are bringing stationary equipment to the workshop or plan to work on class assignments outside of class hours – as the workshop might not be able to grant additional access to the facilities.

The course fee must be paid by May 31, 2017 at the latest. In case of non-payment and/or no show, the deposit or full course fee will be lost and your place will be given to someone else.

Cancellation policy

For written cancellations made on or before May 31, 2017, the course fee will be refunded minus the deposit. The registration fee is non-refundable.

For cancellations made after May 31, 2017, the deposit and/or the course fee are nonrefundable. Therefore it is in your own interest, to inform us promptly if you have to change your plans.

Hollywood Music Workshop does not permit any video taping or other recording of lectures during the workshop.

We do not provide housing or meals.

You will need to bring your own laptop, keyboard and headphones to the venue.

We can provide a limited amount of keyboards on an individual basis upon request on a first come first served basis, cost 20€ for the duration of the workshop.

All the courses are taught in English.