Introduction to Film Scoring

About Introduction to Film Scoring

Through this class series, the student will have the opportunity to discover how music theory principles can be adapted and expanded to create exciting pieces. The parameters that we will examine include pitch (melody), harmony, rhythm, and timbre, all of which will be applied to film scoring. We will systematically work through these elements, after which we will put it all together to form new music for a chosen film scene.

Music theory does not have to get stuck in the classroom or have to stop at theory exams - it can be a new world of expression.

Outcome 1: The student will be able to understand the various theoretical parameters that make-up music.
Outcome 2: Being able to expand these parameters.
Outcome 3: The students will discover how they can apply what they have learned to the genre of film music.
Outcome 4: Discovering that music theory can be exciting.

How It Works

Students can connect to the online platform using a tablet or computer with reliable internet. To actively participate online students also need a webcam with microphone. The live sessions are recorded so that all enrolled students can review the class sessions following the live class. Class recordings will be available for viewing within 48 hours of the live class. The class is covered by the Lessonface Guarantee


Students need to be more or less at a grade 5 ABRSM theory level



The class will meet for six 60-min live online sessions on the following schedule:

Fridays, 3 pm EDT | 12 pm PDT | 19:00 UTC

• September 25
• October 2
• October 9
• October 16
• October 23
• October 30

Enrolled students receive lifetime access to the video recordings of the classes.

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    Altus Hendriks

    Altus Hendriks

    I am a pianist, composer and theorist with over 12 years of teaching experience. I hold a Bachelor's degree and a Teacher's Licentiate in piano performance, as well as a Master's degree in classical composition from the University of Pretoria and UNISA. Currently, I am a Doctoral student in music composition. Teaching is my passion and over the years, I have taught students at all levels of musical development, this includes teaching Music Theory and Composition at tertiary level for over five years. My lecturing responsibilities also led to the presentation of seminars on theoretical aspects as well as an invitation to examine music theory scripts for the leading music examination body in South Africa.

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