Established film scoring classes with Hollywood’s Elite

“Leaving Austria with film music in my blood for life.”

Von de Guzman (2015), Philippines

“So much new stuff to learn!
The boost of inspiration is unreal!”
Mikki Rousi (2017), FINLAND

“There’s so many things I am taking away from HMW I will never forget!”
Chad Lawson (2018), USA

” It was an incredible, unequalled experience in every way !”

Nate Chester Hennington (2023), PORTUGAL

“The best thing I have chosen to do! I learned so much coming here!”
Daniel D'Mello Goodwin (2023), UK

“This is one of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life!”

Optin Akrami (2023), USA

Our mission with the Hollywood Music Workshop

Each year for an entire month we provide the opportunity to meet with and learn from top HOLLYWOOD FILM MUSIC experts so you can study with the Créme de la Créme of HOLLYWOOD’s FILM SCORING professionals and take your skills to the next level.

OUR MISSION is about
talented composers from around the world together & providing them with top notch film music composition courses. Over the years HMW has supported countless students on their journey towards being award winning composers, arrangers, or orchestrators for filmmusic.

Under the guidance of the most experienced & succesful composers,orchestrators & arrangers in the film music industry our students have the benefit of personal interaction with the lecturers & fellow students at the breathtaking location of Casino Baden/Austria, close to Vienna.

We love film music !

Experience its magic on the highest level !

International Film Scoring Summer Academy

Courses 2024


The image shows a portrait of orchestrator Conrad Pope looking happy and holding a partiture.

July 23-29, 2024

ICONIC ORCHESTRATOR CONRAD POPE has contributed to more than a hundred movies such as the “Star Wars” films, the “Harry Potter” series, “Indiana Jones”“Pirates of the Caribbean”“The Hobbit”“Jurassic Park” and the “Matrix” films.

With a wide ranged experience in the cinematic spectrum, he is one of Hollywood´s most in-demand orchestrators. His rare musical skills will give you an insight into valuable lessons to learn.

Conrad Pope is an icon in the film industry as he collaborates with Hollywood´s most famous film composers. On his career path he worked with John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Alexandre Desplat, James Horner and Howard Shore among many others.


The image shows a portrait of orchestrator Conrad Pope looking happy and holding a partiture.
July 23-29, 2024
Grammy-winning arranger NAN SCHWARTZ  is known for her countless memorable scores for television series and films.

With awards ranging from a Grammy for her elegant and sophisticated arrangement of Here’s That Rainy Day” for Natalie Cole and numerous arranging credits for artists Ray Charles, opera singer/crossover artist Thomas Quastoff, and trumpeter Till Brönner among others, she is widely known across the world of music.

In addition, she benefits from many commissions in the songwriting field including the Emmy-nominated “All The Days”, collaborations with the iconic lyricist Paul Williams.


Mark Watters

July 13-16 (Sold Out!) & JULY 18-21, 2024

Director, Beal Institute for Film Music and Contemporary Media, Associate Professor of Contemporary Media & Film Composition

FIVE-times EMMY AWARD-winning composer and conductor Mark Watters’ vast resume includes music for motion pictures, television, DVD, video games, and special events such as the Olympics. In addition to serving as director of the Beal Institute, Mark oversees Eastman’s newly established Master of Music degree in Contemporary Media/Film Composition and teaches graduate courses.


Steve & Juie Bernstein, Hollywood Music Workshop, Animaniacs

July 31 – Aug.3, 2024

FOUR-times EMMY AWARD-winner JULIE BERNSTEIN has worked in animation as a composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor and singer. Among numerous animated series are the recently completed Animaniacs Reboot and The Boys: Diabolical, both of which she co-wrote with her husband Steve Bernstein. Others include Animaniacs, Pinky and the Brain, Freakazoid, Histeria!, Tiny Toons Adventures, Baby Looney Toons, Make Way for Noddy, and the features Wakko’s Wish and Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars. Julie’s songs and arrangements can be heard on the CDs Yakko’s World, Animaniacs and Tweetys High-Flying Adventure. Her arrangements for string quartet and voice can be heard on renowned jazz singer Tierney Sutton’s album After Blue and renowned opera singer Natalie Dessay’s double album Pictures of America.


Steve & Juie Bernstein, Hollywood Music Workshop, Animaniacs

July 31 – Aug.3, 2024

STEVEN BERNSTEIN is a FIVE-time EMMY-WINNING composer with an extensive background in music for animation.

His music is heard in such hit television series as Animaniacs (the original and the 2020 re-launch), The Boys: Diabolical (Laser Baby’s Day Out), Pinky and the Brain, Freakazoid, Histeria!, Tiny Toon Adventures, Make Way for Noddy and Baby Looney Tunes as well as animated features including Wakko’s Wish, A Flintstones Christmas Carol and Tom and Jerry: Blast Off to Mars.


The image shows a portrait of orchestrator Conrad Pope looking happy and holding a partiture.

August 5-8, 2024
Course details soon to follow!

Univ.-Prof., FRSA, Beethoven X AI Symphony, Intel audio branding, MYTHOS MOZART Immersive Experience, Los Angeles, California, USA

Composer Walter Werzowa created and produced multiple award-winning music & sound design for global brands, such as Intel, Disney, and BMG Chrysalis, as well as for films, commercials, and trailers and also founded and owned several successful music companies offering cutting-edge music production, licensing, and therapy solutions.

Walter received a degree in Modern Electronic Music from the University of Vienna before attending the post-graduate program for film and television scoring at the University of Southern California. For one year he was scoring trailers for the Walt Disney Company.

About our classes

  • “Learn from the best!”
  • Daily 6-hour film music courses in a focused work environment.
  • Interact and receive assignments as well as professional feedback.
  • Benefit from immediate personal interaction with the best film scoring professionals.
  • Establish possible future business relations and connections with like-minded colleagues and fellow composers.
  • As a special bonus and depending on participants proficiency, private lessons are being offered to enrolled participants.
  • Become a part of the Hollywood Music Workshop networking.

Looking forward to welcoming you at the Film Scoring Summer Academy 2024 in Baden, near Vienna !

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