reviews · meet just some of the composers
“I’ve taught or spoken at more film-scoring programs than I can count. Without a shadow of a doubt, Nigel, both himself and his program, are 100% absolutely the best there is overseas. What impresses me the most about Nigel is his committed interest in each and every one of the students. Getting to know them before they come into the program and following up on what they’re doing after they’ve completed the program. He completely gets immersed in their lives and is the perfect go-team-go guy. He’s extremely organised, and completely above board legit in everything he does, and that’s what makes the program so appealing to me. I know it sounds like I’m over the top here in the words that I’m choosing, but I wouldn’t be saying these things if I wasn’t totally there on this one. I’m privileged to know Nigel, privileged to have the opportunity to be a part of his program."
“I had a wonderful two weeks in Spain doing the GEMS Programs, and the final orchestra session with the RTVE orchestra! Thanks Juanjo, Francesco and Nigel, such an AMAZING TEAM! It was a pleasure to meet you guys!”
Leia Sofia Mendez
2 TIME ATTENDEE
"Nigl and the rest of the GEMS staff, professionals, and colleagues that I met through GEMS were instrumental in me getting a place on the NYU film scoring masters program, I cannot thank you enough for the support and training you have given me these last couple of years."
"An experience I will cherish forever. Lots of learning, growing, and having fun. It's not an every day thing to have the opportunity to learn from people of the caliber of Chris Young and Pete Anthony. Thanks a lot Nigel for making this happen and for your kindness, generosity, and also the fun time spent together. Love you all, ciao!"
"It was such a pleasure working with Gems Music and RTVE on my work Evolution! Here’s the video of their amazing performance. Can’t thank enough to founder Nigel. This piece has landed me a nomination from Hollywood Music in Media Awards. plus best orchestration award sponsored by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, and most importantly an unforgettable experience that I’ll forever cherish!"
"The training I received at the GEMS program was a game changer. It was an amazing experience being surrounded by people who were both encouraging and inspirational, as well as constructive and honest. If any aspiring composer is needing some hands on training that takes their music from their DAW to a real orchestra, the GEMS program is essential."
Gijs van Amelsvoort
“I absolutely loved the Gems program, it's packed with a big variety of masterclasses! I learnt a ton from THE experts in the field (the Pete Anthony orchestration class alone is a goldmine in itself!), have been inspired a lot, have gotten a motivation boost, and had a lot of fun too! Nigel, Francesco Juanjo where all really helpful and they really care about the students and their outcome. I can recommend EVERY aspiring composer to participate in this program - may it be you've been in the business for a couple of years, or you are still a composition student."
"My friends, the GEMS film scoring program has thrown gasoline on the fire of my film scoring dream…what was once a flame is now a blazing INFERNO!"
PERU - 2 TIME ATTENDEE
"My experience was way better than I expected, it provided me more than I wanted, more than I could imagine, it was 100 times more useful and important than I ever imagined, learning from these top professionals was incredible, there is no way to put a price on that."
SPAIN - 2 TIME ATTENDEE
“It’s an incredible experience. I honestly think it's the best thing that’s happened in the world of music. Chris has given me a lot of encouragement to continue, and I feel I can write music every day"
"Maravilloso curso, inigualable trato personal. Ha sido un sueño para mi, me ha hecho infinitamente feliz, recomiendo sin duda. Maestros tan especiales y con una forma de enseñar totalmente diferente, abierta, sin límites. Ha sido un honor haber asistido. Gracias, con todo mi corazón"
"Don't think about it, dive in and enjoy the program. You are meeting people from other countries, great people and great composers, so it's really wonderful."