Music Camps & Workshops Schedule

Film & Video Game Composition Workshop

Our Film & Video Game Music Fall Composition Workshop is available to participants grades 8-12 and will take place in-person and via distance. Participants will be able to learn the basic or intermediate techniques of composing music to picture, whether it is to create a soundtrack for their home movies or for their next YouTube video. This Workshop will present fun and engaging activities to unleash the music composer in each musician. The Workshop also include introduction to DAW (digital audio workstation) and visiting guest speaker composers from the world of video games and film. (Riot Games, Blizzard Entertainment, tba.)

  • Fall Session: Sept. 11th – Nov. 13th
  • 6 classes every other Saturday from 9:45am to 11:15am

Fee: $345.-

Fall 2021
Saturday Composing Workshop

Music for Video Games and Film



Sept. 11 – Nov 13
Every Other Saturday  9:45-11:15 am

$345 (per session)


Some prior music study is required, the equivalent of 2 years music study in school or private lessons. At home simple keyboard, piano or guitar for composing and arranging assignments after class. 

Each Week Includes:

Study of scores and animatics, characters, themes. Composing assignments to picture elements, use of harmony, rhythm & melody to express emotion and action. The process of sketching to arranging to orchestration and conducting forms. Guest speakers and digital workstations are addressed. 

Camp Location:

If guidelines permit, camp will be located on the music school, 5266 Hollister Ave, Suite 301, Santa Barbara, 93111. Otherwise, camp will be held over zoom.

General Information:

The workshop consists of 6 classes and is held every other Saturday from 9:45am – 11:15am, with music assignments to be worked at home. The cost per session is $345. Siblings receive a $30 discount for a total cost of $315 per additional participants. 

Our camp is designed and led by professional symphonic artists and 30-year veteran educators Laurie Robinson & Maestro Emmanuel Fratianni, founders of the Southern California Piano Academy. 

All materials are included

Call now for more information
(805) 770-7942

2021 SummerFest Music Camps Schedule

Session 1: June 14-18 – (Track A)

Session 2: June 21-25 – (Track B)

Session 3: June 28-July1st – (Track A)

Session 4: July 12-16 – (Track B)

Track A – Composing music for Film and Video Games, including DAW introduction and guest speakers

Track B – Music Composition: In depth study of Form, Melody, Harmony and Music Theory, including DAW introduction as requested, with game and film composing guest speakers.  

Fee: $345.-