Cultivating a Career for Media Composers

This masterclass is designed for media composers, orchestrators, composer assistants, interns, recent graduates, and all interested.

You will be learning from a Hollywood Veteran Music Composer / Orchestrator whose work credits / experience include some of the biggest Hollywood films / video games such as The Mummy (VR Game), Prince of Persia, NASA's Heroes & Legends, Transformers, Enders Game, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, World of Warcraft and many more.

Click here for her full IMDB Credits

What other Hollywood composers are saying about Penka:

"An artist of uncommon talent and passion … The Woman Astronaut is luminous and inviting work." – John Debney (The Passion of the Christ, Iron Man 2)

"A composer of beautiful, majestic and haunting music" – Brian Tyler (Iron Man 3, Fast & Furious franchise)


View excerpts of her Masterclass here on Youtube:

Penka's Masterclass Previews

Table of Contents of Masterclass:

[Main Masterclass - Duration 1 Hour]

* The Core Questions [click for preview]
* Cultivating An Individual Style [click for preview]

* Score Reading & Analysis
* Analysis of Thematic Development
* Temp Scores
* Skills For A Successful Career
* Composing Style
* Collaborative Skills
* Technical Fluency
* Business Acumen
* What Fuels Your Career
* Inspiring Others To Help You
* Getting A Scoring Job
* Will You Listen To My Demo?
* Takeaways

[Q&A Segment - Duration 50 minutes - these are FAQ that pop up at such career classes every time]
1. What are some mistakes commonly made by inexperienced composers? [Click for preview]

2. How important is it to go to a Film-Scoring program?
3. What advice would you give a fresh graduate or someone without much work experience?
4. What are some advantages in starting out as a composer’s assistant?
5. How long does it take a composer to establish a sustainable career in media composing?
6. How would you approach a genre of music that is unfamiliar to you?
7. How do you deal with writer’s block?
8. How do you deal with writing large amounts of music in short periods of time?
9. How do samples play a part in achieving the desired sound or style required of a project?
10. What is your approach to conceptualizing a new piece of music or project?
11. Do you prefer writing in notation program vs a DAW?
12. How important is it for media composers to learn about the physical limitations of instruments?
13. How important is it for you to listen to realistic samples during the scoring process?
14. How does your cultural identity play a role in shaping your music and career?
15. Would you recommend a composer who is not from the US to move to LA?
16. What are some of the challenges working on multi-cultural/international collaborations?
17. What advice can you give on seizing global opportunities?
18. What is your experience dealing with scoring orchestras globally?
19. What is your take on using social media as a promotional tool?
20. What is your take on budgets and industry standard rates?
21. Conclusion: Embracing Collaboration


Bonus / Extra Materials

01 Woman Astronaut Score PDFs and mp3s
02 Warrior's Odyssey Score PDFs and mp3s
03 Taking Flight - Theme development
  • 08 Taking Flight feat. Sara Andon, flutes.mp3
  • Taking Flight Theme PDF
  • TWA 08 Taking Flight score PDF

You'll get 2 PDF, 16 MP4 and 2 ZIP

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  • $49.00