International Film Scoring Summer Academy
at Pepperdine University, Malibu – USA

Courses 2024 – Completed


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

Course: June 10-13

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 collaborating with Hollywood´s most famous film composers like 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.

Date: June 10-13

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.


Amy Andersson conducting
Date: June 4 – 7
GRAMMY Award winning Maestra AMY ANDERSSON has toured to over twenty-two countries conducting operatic, symphonic, and video game repertoire. Huffington Post led music critic Norman Lebrecht calls her “America’s most watched symphony orchestra conductor.” She is also writer and director of Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, a live-to-picture symphonic production which premiered to rave reviews and a sold-out house at Lincoln Center, New York City in 2019. Winner of over twenty-four international film and music awards in 2021, including four Telly Awards, six W3 Awards, a Hollywood Music in Media Award, a BMI Impact Award and a 2022 GRAMMY®  in “Best Classical Compendium,”


Date: June 8-9, 2024

Grammy-nominated and two-time BAFTA-winning composer Austin Wintory diverse career has straddled the worlds of games, film, and concert music.

In 2012, Austin’s soundtrack for the hit PlayStation3 game JOURNEY became the first-ever Grammy-nominated videogame score, also winning two British Academy Awards, a DICE Award, a Spike TV VGA, and IGN’s “Overall Music of the Year”, along with five Game Audio Network Guild awards, and a host of others.
Most recently, Austin wrote and produced the score for Ubisoft’s latest entry to their famed ASSASSIN’S CREED franchise: SYNDICATE.


Date: June 14-15, 2024

THOMAS NEWMAN – son of composer Alfred Newman; nephew of Lionel Newman and Emil Newman; cousin of Randy Newman and Joey Newman.; brother of composer David Newman, Tim Newman, Maria Newman – is widely acclaimed as one of today’s most prominent composers for film. He has composed for more than eighty motion pictures and television series and has earned fifteen Academy Award nominations, one Emmy Award, and six Grammy Awards.
He is the youngest son of Alfred Newman, the longtime musical director of 20th Century Fox. He studied at the University of Southern California and Yale University, and was mentored by legendary Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim.


Steve & Juie Bernstein, Hollywood Music Workshop, Animaniacs

Date: June 3 – 6

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.


Steve & Juie Bernstein, Hollywood Music Workshop, Animaniacs

Date: June 3 – 6

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.

Our mission with the Hollywood Music Workshop

Each year 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 Pepperdine University /Malibu, California.

We love film music !

Experience its magic on the highest level !