Past Program Highlights
This was our second GEMS Program, just 2 months after our first, with a remarkable experience for Game composers. GEMS invited BAFTA winning Hollywood Video Game Composer Garry Schyman, to teach a class from his USC Game Scoring Program, at our partner college, CEV. A chance for Spanish composers to study with Garry Schyman, have a score review of their own compositions they brought in to share, receive 2 personalised and signed Bio Shock piano scores, an as yet unreleased 2017 Shadow of War Playstation Video Game, from our sponsor awards partner Warners Entertainment, plus 2 tickets each to attend the world premier of Bioshock Symphonic Suite concert, in Madrid.
Check out the 2017 GEMS Garry Schyman Game Scoring Concert Program!
Past Program Highlights
BAFTA award winning Video Game Composer Garry Schyman arrived in Madrid, Spain September 2017, for his first Video Game scoring program in Spain. Joining Garry were amazing, creative students & professional composers from all over Spain. The program concluded with students attending the premier of BioShock Symphonic Suite performed by Orquesta Metropolitana.
"Exciting and educational"
Facilitating this unique summer program were our host partner, the renowned and specialised Audio Visual College CEV, in Madrid.
"All I could have wished for"
After party at with the conductor of the Orquesta Metropolitana, at the Auditorio Naciónal de Musica with and fellow video game composers.
"GEMS is a fantastic organisation"
Our sponsor awards partner Warners Entertainment, provided the new 2017 Shadow of War Video Game. The score had been recently written, conducted & recorded by Garry Schyman and featured in the newly released Video Game.
Meet Shadow of War winners here
Each participant took home their own signed solo piano scores from the video game, BioShock & BioShock 2 with a personal message added from Garry Schyman.
"I enjoyed my lecture in Madrid"
End of Program
Attending the Garry Schyman Masterclass is an absolute joy for everyone, making new great friends and having a wonderful creative experience.
"Amazing group of students"
All the participants were invited to join Garry Schyman to his world premier of the BioShock Symphonic Suite, performed by the Orquesta Metropolitana, at the Auditorio Nacional de Música. An amazing concert at a beautiful concert hall.
Watch the standing ovation here
"A very emotional experience"
Participants had an amazing one day masterclass in how to write for Video Game, with BAFTA winner Garry Schyman, including writing combat/action music, adaptive music, how it works & aleatoric techniques.
"An excellent program"
A reporter with Spains leading national news paper El País, visited us behind the scenes, prior to the concert, for an article in El País following day.
Garry Schyman AfterShock here
"An unforgettable experience!"