Film Score Masterclass with Jonathan Kawchuk


If you’ve ever thought about writing music for movies TV or Video Games, this course is for you! Film composer and recording artist Jonathan Kawchuk will be joining us on April 14th to host a Film Score Masterclass.

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In an industry with seemingly no clear starting point, Jonathan will outline exactly what it takes to start your career. More importantly, he will show you what it’s like to score a film from start to finish.


-The role of music in film
-Different types of scoring to media.
-Software, tools, workflows.
-State of the industry and business practices
-Overview - from script to red carpet.
-How to get started
-Building your Portfolio

Time and Tickets--------------

Date & Time: Sunday, April 14th - 2-5pm
Price: $30
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About Your Instructor-----------

Jonathan Kawchuk is an award-winning composer from Alberta. He has scored the feature films, Memento Mori (National Film Board of Canada), for which he was nominated for a 2017 Alberta Film and Television Award in the category of Best Original Musical Score (Non-fiction Over 30 Minutes), and Clara (Serendipity Point Films), as well as the Norwegian documentary web series, Fra Ungdommen, and a video feature for Vogue Italia and Dior. Kawchuk has experience writing internationally for multiple short films, theatre projects, and sound installations. As a technician, he worked on albums for Nico Muhly and Ben Frost, and as an assistant sound tech for the Philip Glass Ensemble on Music in 12 Parts, in London. He is an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre’s Slaight Family Music Residency as well as the Banff Centre for the Arts Musicians in Residence program.

Kawchuk also is signed to Paper Bag Records as a recording artist. For his debut album, he lived and recorded in natural environments across Europe, North America, and Asia. Kawchuk studied at multiple institutions and completed his Bachelor of Music, Honours, First Class, at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts. In addition to his formal education, he has held a recording internship in Iceland, learned gamelan in Indonesia, and studied wildlife field recording in England under Chris Watson (Frozen Planet, Nova).

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