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Pete Anthony

Legendary Hollywood Film Orchestrator Pete Anthony is back with more of his unbelievable orchestration program. Petes teaching and communication is effortless, cool, calm and so valuable. His experience and  knowledge has changed the way composers approached orchestration in relation to scoring before they recorded with RTVE Orchestra.

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"The best orchestration classes I have ever had!"

Maria Vertiz

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Eimear Noone

Eimear Noone is a long time friend of the GEMS summer program and returned to give a talk on Conducting, Game Composition and working in the industry. Eimear brought such experience, energy and fun to her talk and Q&A and made every participant feel so excited and optimistic.

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"fantastic"

Pete Anthony

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First Artist Managment

 Alexander Vangelos is the Composer Agent at First Artist Managment LA. Alexanders talk & Q&A on Artist Managment was fantastic, what First Artist Managment look for in a composer and the professional, caring relationships that they create with their composers.

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I had agreat time on this program"

Christopher Young

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Wise Music Group

Tim Hayes is the Senior Creative Manager at Wise Music Group in London. His brilliant talk and Q&A covered Commissioning and Licensing for both score and commercially released material from a publishers perspective.

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"Absolutely! 100% YES!!! I've had the best time of my life"

Mirela Nita

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Dr. Juanjo Molina

Dr. Juanjo Molina, the lead instructor for the summer program, took on a new challenge this year to conduct the world famous RTVE, the Symphonic Orchestra of Spanish TV and Radio, for all our participants compositions, and as ever, he was flawless, creative and cool.

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"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

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RTVE

We were incredibly blessed to have our composers record their work with the fantastic RTVE, the Symphonic Orchestra of Spanish TV and Radio, recorded by RTVE Radio 3, at the legendary Teatro Monumental, in Madrid.  This is the best Orchestra in Spain. Listen to the compositions and main titles here

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"Had a wonderful time on the program"

Matthias Azzopardi

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Neil Brand

Neil Brand is a broadcaster for BBC Radio 4 Film Program and a Silent Movie Composer. Neil taught his absolutely wonderful 4 day Masterclass covering Noir soundtracks, Sound design, minimalist scores, the click track origin, synth sounds and so much more

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"learn from the top professionals!"

Fernando Cabrera Pérez

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Air Edel Group

Maggie Rodford is the Managing Director of Air Edel. Maggie joined us for her talk & Q&A on Music Supervision Artist Representation. On top of her amazing work, Maggie is also Chair of the BAFTA Archive, Heritage & Exhibitions Committee, and currently the President of the UK & European Guild of Music Supervisors.

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"An amazing program!"

Francisco Cuadrado

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CEV

Once again GEMS will be partnering with CEV, a world class audio visual college, and for over 40 years it has been a center of excellence and a go to destination for  students aiming to work in the music industry. We are proud to be partnering once again with this wonderful institution.

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"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

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Student Reviews

Ukraine composer Yuliya Protasova and some of her fellow participants, sit down and talk about their experiences on the GEMS  Film Scoring Program, Spain 2019

Watch the  testimonial interviews here

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"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

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Flamenco

Kicking off this years program, Miguel Jimenez blew everyone away with his incredible Flamenco Guitar Show. In keeping with our tradition of visiting a Flamenco show during the program, due to the pandemic, we brought the Flamenco to us. Miguel opened the GEMS summer program playing wild, live and direct Flamenco

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"an outstanding program!"

Gerard Mack

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Lolita Ritmanis

Film Composer Lolita Ritmanis is the former President at Alliance for Women Film Composers and Member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.  Lolita  gave an Inspirational talk, exclusively for all our past and present GEMS Contemporary Woman Composers.

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"The experience in invaluable"

Jake Morgan

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White Bear PR

Chandler Poling is the Publicist at White Bear PR. Chandler delivered his fantastic, comprehensive and brilliant talk and Q&A covering PR in the film scoring industry, the company ethos, the European market, and how White Bear support its family of composers.

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"Gems Music is a fantastic organisation"

Garry Schyman

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Native Instruments

Since the very start of the GEMS film scoring summer program, we have had the honour of being supported by Native Instruments in Los Angeles and been able to award the Komplete DAW series as amazing awards for our participants in categories such as Best MockUp, Best Composition, Best Orchestration. Check out all the winners.

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"A world class organization!"

Sebastian Ruiz VA

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Women Composers 

Since we began the GEMS program, each year we support the inclusion of more women composers through our contemporary women composers scholarships program. This year we were thrilled to welcome the largest number of brilliant contemporary women composers, some who were award winning composers themselves, from all over the world. By financially supporting gender equality and diversity, we are aiming to help bridge this gap in the music industry.

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"Highly recommended!"

Tatiana Mikova

GEMS Summer Program Highlights 2021

GEMS
6th ANNUAL
Summer Program SPAIN
July 2022