3 Day Program Information

First Day: July 8th 2019

Last Day: July 10th 2019

Class Times 10:00-18:30

Location: Madrid, Spain

Early Bird Tuition Fee: 700€

Early Bird Tuition Fee Discount: 300€

Early Bird Deadline: December 31st 2018

Standard Tuition Fee: 1000€ from January 1st 2019

GEMS Pete Anthony Orchestration Program

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This intensive program is an opportunity for contemporary composers who are interested taking their compositions one step further by working with a Hollywood A list orchestrator. Participants are taught orchestration skills, given assignment challenges and receive reviews of their work.

Pete Anthony is Hollywoods busiest go to orchestrator and conductor for the last 25 years, working on over 400 feature films with Hollywood’s top composers, including James Newton Howard, Danny Elfman, John Powell, Marco Beltrami, Marc Shaiman, John Debney, Theodore Shapiro and Christopher Young (The Sixth Sense, Spider-Man I-III, Terminator 3, South Park, Predators, The Devil Wears Prada, Wonder Boys, and Men in Black III, amongst others).

Pete Anthony brings skill and huge experience in the art of orchestration to share with participants. Pete Anthony is Adjunct Instructor at USC teaching in the world renown Screen Scoring program. A once in a life time opportunity to meet, study and be mentored by Pete Anthony. Pete also composes music for films and the stage, and has had works performed by the Cincinnati Pops and Los Angeles Philharmonic.


What does the program offer?

This program explores, the sounds and score notation related to each of the major instruments in the orchestra, and provides instruction on how to use those instruments in scoring and orchestrating for the screen. This will provide the contemporary composer what they need to know to successfully orchestrate their own and other composers compositions, thus broadening their career opportunities. Assignments include compositional review for your 50‐piece orchestral recording.


Who should apply?

Participants attending this program will want to learn new and additional orchestration craft skills from a A list Hollywood orchestrator, and apply these techniques to their own and other composers work. Looking to be guided and exposed to a whole range of orchestration techniques for films, main titles and cues. Learn about the process of orchestration for top Hollywood Composers. Experience industry standard workflows, collaborations and best practices and meet and network with like minded composers.

What to bring

Enthusiasm, Passion, Originality! You will also need experience in music theory. Have ideas about composing for Film, Game & Visual Media. A laptop with a DAW installed, for example “Sibelius”, “Logic”. An optional midi keyboard.

What's Included

Pete Anthony Orchestration Program

Awards, books, videos, scores

End of Program Flamenco Party

Visiting Artists MasterClasses from the main program that coincide are included

Once successfully completed, participants will gain an intimate knowledge of, and familiarity with, the sonority, range, and unique dramatic aspects of all major orchestral instruments. This will provide them with the additional skills needed for a successful career composing and orchestrating for the visual media.

Message from Pete Anthony
"I’m looking forward to our time together in July.  My goal is to help you write orchestrations that are beautiful and balanced on the first read-through with live musicians!"

In English
The GEMS Pete Anthony Orchestration Program, Spain will be delivered in English. You will need the ability to speak, understand and work in English. Bi-lingual Faculty support will be available during classes, mentoring session, and orchestral recording.


July 08:  10:00-18:30:   Pete Anthony Orchestration Program

July 09:  10:00-18:30:   Pete Anthony Orchestration Program

July 10:   10:00-18:30:   Pete Anthony Orchestration Program

Please note, dates, tutors and details are subject to change

Lunch Times



City Centre, Madrid, Spain

Tuition Fees

Tuition Fees and deposits can be made by bank transfer or via our website in the Tuition Fees tab. PayPal payments please add 4% of the tuition for the PayPal feeCredit Card payments please add 3% of the tuition for the Stripe fee. For free transfers Bizum or Bank Transfer payments, please contact us for our bank details here music@gems.courses. Deposits & Tuition fees are fully refundable 60 days prior to the program start date. Deposits & Tuition fees are half refundable between 59 to 30 days before the program start date. Deposits and Tuition fees are 25% refundable between 29 to 0 days before the program start date.

Juanjo Molina  Assistant to

Pete  Anthony

Francesco Menini 

Assistant to

Pete  Anthony


What's Included

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Videos, Interviews, Recordings




Past Program Highlights

Orchestration Tuition Fee

Early Bird Tuition Fee


Early Bird Deadline

December 31st 2018

Standard Tuition Fee


Standard Tuition Fee Deadline

May 1st 2019

How to Apply