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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.


"The best orchestration classes I have ever had!"

Maria Vertiz

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Marco Beltrami

The fantastic Marco Beltrami and Buck joined us from Marcos studio for a fantastic talk and look around the studio, including the amazing things they build for inspiration, including this scull they found and the sound it made, which inspired a certain score! wow Brilliant composer, Brilliant friends, Brilliant team.


"Gems Music is a fantastic organisation"

Garry Schyman

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Eimear Noone

Eimear Noone is a long time friend of the GEMS summer program and returned once more, 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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Pete Anthony

Air Edel Group

Maggie Rodford is the Managing Director of Air Edel. Maggie joined us once again, 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.


"An amazing program!"

Francisco Cuadrado


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.


"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

Dr. Juanjo Molina

Dr. Juanjo Molina, the lead instructor for the summer program, took the helm once more conducting 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.


"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

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


"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

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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.


"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

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Christopher Young

Award winning composer Christopher Young returned to the GEMS stage to glorious applause from all the composers and faculty. Christopher is a life long friend of the GEMS program and he brings in his own unique and wonderful way of teaching that captivates and informs the composers on the program.


"Gems Music is a fantastic organisation"

Garry Schyman

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Our canvas was a 65 piece Orchestra with Harp! WOW! 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 returned and taught his absolutely wonderful 4 day Masterclass covering Noir soundtracks, Sound design, minimalist scores, the click track origin, synth sounds and so much more


"learn from the top professionals!"

Fernando Cabrera Pérez

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ScoreLive Composers

ScoreLive Composer winner, two of the finalists and and two runner-ups, all joined us in person and one online, this summer having participated in the ScoreLive Competition. Great competition Great Prizes. Check the thier work and competition here


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

Mirela Nita

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.


"A world class organization!"

Sebastian Ruiz VA

Nigel Ashley Lees

Nigel Ashley Lees, is the founder of GEMS. His aim is to create exciting and purposful expereinces for musicians who are aiming to work in Global Entertaiment. Each year he designs new programs where composers from all over the world can meet and have a great time together. This years GEMS T-Shirts were a massive hit. Ask a composer to show you the back!


"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

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GEMS Magazine 2022

The 2022 edition of the GEMS Magazine for the film scoring summer program includes composer profiles, tutor interviews, timetable, events and lots more. 


"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

Garry Schyman

Garry Schyman, BAFTA winner and Nominee, closed this years Gems Film Scoring Summer Program with his excellent class on Scoring for Video Game. It is insanely good. Garry is inspirational not only as a composer but as a teacher. We are honnored to have him with us, for the final class.


"Gems Music is a fantastic organisation"

Garry Schyman

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Starr Parodi

Grammy winning Composer Starr Parodi is the former President at Alliance for Women Film Composers.  Starr  gave an Inspirational talk, for all our past and present GEMS Contemporary Woman Composers and the GEMS Class.


"The experience in invaluable"

Jake Morgan

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First Artist Managment

 Alexander Vangelos returns for another talk  & Q&A on Artist Managment. Alexander is the Composer Agent at First Artist Managment LA. His talk was fantastic, what First Artist Managment look for in a composer and the professional, caring relationships that they create with their composers. Some of our GEMS composers went to meet Alexander in his LA office.

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I had agreat time on this program"

Christopher Young

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Each year we celebrate the end of the summer program with a traditional Flamenco show. This year was the first time we could return to a live venue after the coronavirus pandemic and wow what a comeback it was! Fantastic Live Flamenco Show, took you on a beautiful visceral journey. We loved it!


"an outstanding program!"

Gerard Mack

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.


"Highly recommended!"

Tatiana Mikova

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Dr. Francesco Menini

Dr. Francesco Menini, is a powerhouse of understanding and support for our composers. He brings with him all the compositional and orchestration skills needed to help prepare our composers for the orchestral recoding. Confident and Cool and always there.


"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

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Red T-shirts

This years Red Ts were double sided with  GEMS logo on the front and the the tutors and guests listed on the back. Fantastico


"Fue increíble, una experiencia inolvidable!"

Yuliya Protasova

GEMS Summer Program Highlights 2022

Summer Program SPAIN
July 2023
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