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Christopher Young

Hollywood Film Composer Christopher Young arrived in Madrid, Spain July 2017, for his first ever film scoring program in Spain.

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"It’s an incredible experience!"

Mara Jimenez Ruiz

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Sponsors & Awards

Every participant received one or more of these amazing awards from our sponsor awards partners. NATIVE INSTRUMENTS

POSITIVE GRID. SCORING THE SCREEN

Check out the award winners here

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"A fantastic course"

Christian Ramirez Parrilla

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Friends

A beautiful atmosphere of warmth and belief was created, that lead to great lasting friendships being made during the program, with composers from all over the world finding a common bond to share hopes & dreams together.   

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"The best experiences!"

Verónica Amaya Escrig

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Interview

Christopher Young sits down with GEMS founder Nigel Ashley Lees to discuss his approach to teaching film scoring, career, mentoring and his experience on the GEMS film scoring summer program.

Watch the interview here

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"An absolute great week"

Christopher Young

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Fans

Spanish fans arrived throughout the program and the recording session, to meet Christopher Young, share & swap stories, take selfies, get LPs, CDs, DVDs, film posters and books signed, with the ever welcoming Christopher Young.

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"TOTALMENTE RECOMENDADO"

Fernando Ortega

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Madrid

Facilitating this unique summer program, was the beautiful capital city of Madrid, Spain, with its cosmopolitan vibe, parks, cafes, restaurants, historical and modern architecture and night life.

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"Excellent course with great people"

Fernando Cabrera Perez

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Classes

Participants had an amazing series of craft skilled based classes with Christopher Young, including compositional assignments, reviews, & individual one on one Mentoring sessions.

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"Top class course, friends for life!"

Clare Martyn

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Mentorship

Each year GEMS students are invited to one on mentor session with Christopher Young -  check out the composers interviews to hear what happened in their personal one on one with Christopher Young.

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"TOTALMENTE RECOMENDADO"

Fernando Ortega

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Student Interviews

Christopher Young sits down with GEMS founder Nigel Ashley Lees to discuss his approach to teaching film scoring, career, mentoring and his experience on the GEMS film scoring summer program.

Watch the interview here

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"An absolute great week"

Christopher Young

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Airport Music

We kicked off  the GEMS Film Scoring Program, by welcoming Christopher Young at Madrid Airport, supprising him at arrivals, with our orchestra playing his music from Spiderman & Drag Me to Hell!

Check out the airport video here

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"an unforgettable experience!"

Joris Hermy

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Recording

Participants got to write a compositional cue to one of Christopher Youngs films & record it with a 12 piece ensemble, in a professional Recording  Studio.

Check out the music here

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Do it! It’s great, incredible!

Eva Fernández

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Scores

Each participant took home their own signed score from the feature, Spiderman 3 with a personal message added from Christopher Young.

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"I had the time of my life!"

Francesco Bortolussi

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Press

Sound Track Fest Director Gorka spent 2 days at the program interviewing GEMS, Christopher Young and all the participants, providing students with valuable international press interview experience.

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"An absolute great week"

Christopher Young

GEMS Summer Program Highlights 2017

GEMS
6th ANNUAL
Summer Program SPAIN
July 2022