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Recording Day Information

Recording Day: July 11th 2019

Time: 10:00 - 19:00

Location: Auditorio de Conservatorio de Getafe, Madrid

Early Bird Tuition Fee: 1200€ 20 minutes

Early Bird Tuition Fee Discount: 600€

Early Bird Deadline: December 31st 2018

Standard Tuition Fee: 1800€ from January 1st 2019

GEMS 50 Piece Orchestral Recording

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Your chance to have your own original music performed and recorded by a professional 50 piece orchestra in Spain. You will receive the very best attention from the faculty, our GOYA winning producer, the conductor and orchestra players, before, during and after your recording, thus giving you the ultimate top experience. A truly amazing opportunity to further your career development, your professional experiences and above all hear your music in its intended form, played beautifully by a live 50 piece orchestra.

What does the recording offer?

This amazing recording session will offer participants the opportunity to experience first hand, a professional recording of the highest level, and are capable of doing so again. Spearheaded by GOYA award winning producer José Vinader and performed by Spains leading Studio Orchestra Mad4Strings, you will have access to create a live 50 piece orchestral recording of your own original composition, with an option to conduct your recording. Bringing you along side other established artists who have recorded with this brilliant First Class Orchestra!

Who has worked with Mad4Strings?

They have recorded work with award winning composers such as:

Feredico Jusid (Loving Pablo)

Victor Reyes (Newcomer)

Zacarías de la Riva (Pet)

Sergio Moure (Lobos Sucios)

Cesar Benito (La sonata del Silencio)

Been conducted by Lucas Vidal, (Fast & Furious 6)


Who has worked with José Vinader?

Composers such as Alberto Iglesias,

Movies such as

Captain Alatriste (Viggo Mortensen)

Automata (Antonio Banderas).

Who should apply?

Participants looking for live recording experience with a large scale orchestra. Who are aiming to develop their portfolio for college applications, scholarship application opportunities, share with producers and directors, or to secure contracts.


Composers who are aiming to tell prospective clients, producers and directors that they have had successful experience recording live. Can demonstrate their high quality professional recording, and how well they executed the recording workflow, with the orchestra, the conductor, and producer, all in a professional environment.

Participants who would like to conduct an orchestra, gain experience conducting to a click track or conducting free time, and for those who are aiming to experience working with our orchestrators and our GOYA winning producer, sharing ideas and best practices for your composition.

What's Included

20 minutes recording with the Mad4Strings 50 piece orchestra

Studio Manager

A3 Score and Parts Printing

Multi Video of your Orchestral Recording

Full copyright and ownership of your recording

All Pro Tools files of your recording

All parts digitally transferred or via pen drive/hard drive after the recording


End of Program Flamenco Party

A professional 50 piece orchestral recording of your original composition. This is a first class accompaniment for your professional portfolio, allowing you to share with prospective clients, producers and directors your abilities to work with a professional orchestra.

Additionally you may wish to use this opportunity to pitch for contracts offering a live 50 piece orchestral recording, for a main title, short or cues, elevating your work from conventional sample library recordings, whilst helping finance your recording.


Participants can choose to record their main title composed during the GEMS program for Christopher Youngs final assignment. Alternatively, record a different composition.

Your Orchestra

The 40 piece orchestra instrumental plan 2018

(The new 50 piece plan for 2019, will be announced in November 2018)

Strings: 8/6/6/4/2

Wood Winds: 1/1/1/1

Flute doubling Piccolo, Oboe doubling English Horn and Clarinet

Doubling Bass Clarinet. Bassoon, Not doubling ContraBassoon

Brass: 2/2/2/1

2 Trumpets in Bb, 2 French Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, 1 Tuba


1 Timpanist - 3 timpani
2 Percussionists, Gran Cassa, Cymbals, Snares and Marimba


Message from Carlos Martin
"We look forward to recording your composition. See you in Spain."

In English
The GEMS 50 Piece Orchestral Recording, Spain will be in English or Spanish. You will need the ability to speak, understand and work in English or Spanish. The Conductor, Librarian, Orchestra Manager, Studio Manager, ConcertMaster, Members of the Orchestra, Producer Assistant, are bi-lingual. Language support will be available during your orchestral recording.


July 11th:  10:00-19:00: Orchestral Recording

Recordings begin at 10am and continues throughout the day, with breaks, until 7pm

Recording time slots, studio direction, transport options, are emailed to participants

July 10th 2019: Assigned and requested recording times arranged and allocated

July 10th at 18:00: Score and parts submitted by the participants

July 10th at 18:00: Printing  scores and parts

July 10th at 18:00: PDF parts sent to the orchestra for review

Please note, dates, faculty and details are subject to change.

Lunch Times



The Auditorio de Conservatorio de Getafe, Madrid, Spain.

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees and deposits can be made by bank transfer or via our website in the Tuition Fees tab. PayPal payments please add 4% of the tuition for the PayPal feeCredit Card payments please add 3% of the tuition for the Stripe fee. For free transfers Bizum or Bank Transfer payments, please contact us for our bank details here Deposits & Tuition fees are fully refundable 60 days prior to the program start date. Deposits & Tuition fees are half refundable between 59 to 30 days before the program start date. Deposits and Tuition fees are 25% refundable between 29 to 0 days before the program start date.

Juanjo Molina   Conductor

Francesco Menini  Librarian Manager

Carlos Martin   Orchestra Director

José Vinader

GOYA winning Producer

Manu Tomas

Video Director


Videos, Interviews, Recordings




Past Program Highlights

Orchestral Recording Fees

Early Bird Recording Fee 20 minutes


Early Bird Deadline

December 31st 2018

Standard Recording Fee 20 minutes


Standard Recording Fee Deadline

May 1st 2019

How to Apply