RTVE Orchestral Recording


Recording Day Information

Recording Day: July 12th 2021

Time: 10:00

Location: Teatro Monumental, Madrid

Calle de Atocha, 65, 28012 Madrid

Strictly Limited Number of Recording Places Available

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Your chance to have your own original music performed and recorded by Spains national broadcasting orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Radio Televisión Spain RTVE. You will receive the very best attention from the faculty, our 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 the RTVE 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 our producer and performed by Spains national broadcast Orchestra, you will have access to create a live RTVE orchestral recording of your own original composition, with an option to conduct your recording. (Covid 19 regulations may restrict this option). Bringing you along side other established artists who have performed or recorded with the world famous RTVE Orchestra!

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, sharing ideas and best practices for your composition. Currently conducting is unavailable due to the Coronavirus restrictions.

What's Included

15 minutes recording (approx) with the RTVE orchestra

Studio Manager

Digital or Printed Score and Parts Printing

Full copyright and ownership of your recording

All audio files of your recording

All parts digitally transferred after the recording

A professional RTVE 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 an orchestral recording  for a main title, short or cues, elevating your work from  conventional sample library recordings, whilst helping finance your recording. This will require a new individual commercial contract. See faq 25 for details.


Participants can choose to record their main title composed during the GEMS program for Christopher Youngs final assignment. Alternatively, record a different composition. All compositions must be original and for non commercial use. (faq 25)

Your Orchestra

The 40 piece orchestral instrumental plan 2021

Wood Winds:
1 flutes
1 oboe
1 clarinets
1 bassoon



2 French Horn

2 Trumpets

2 Trombones

1 Tuba


8 First violins

6 Second violins

6 Violas

4 Celli

2 Double Bass

1  timpani
2 players for orchestral percussion maximum 2 instruments for each player


Radio 3

Recording your composition will be the National Radio 3 studio.


In English
The GEMS RTVE Orchestral Recording, Spain will be available in English or Spanish. You will need the ability to speak, understand and work in English or Spanish. Your GEMS Conductor is bi-lingual. Who will be there: the Librarian, Orchestra Manager, Studio Manager, ConcertMaster, Members of the Orchestra, Technical team, Producer and Production Assistant, GEMS Photo and Video Team. Language support will be available during your orchestral recording.


Recording schedule approximately:

Morning Session: 10:00 - 13:30

Afternoon Session: 15:30 - 18:00

Lunch Times

Recording schedule approximately:

13:30 - 15:30


Teatro Monumental, Madrid

Calle de Atocha, 65, 28012 Madrid

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees and deposits can be made by bank transfer or via our website in the Tuition Fees tab.  See FAQ 29 for full details.

Dr.Juanjo Molina   Conductor

Dr.Francesco Menini 

Librarian Manager

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Shiney Films

Video Production


Videos, Interviews, Recordings




Past Program Highlights

Orchestral Recording Fees

Independent Recording Fee

Exclusive to the full program

How to Apply

Summer Program SPAIN
July 2022