Film Scoring Symposium in Las Vegas will give students first-hand experience
From January 31 – February 3, 2008, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will host the second edition of N.E.O.N. (Nevada Encounters of New Music), a symposium and festival for composers that includes concerts, lectures, private lessons with featured faculty members, and master classes. The intensive four-day program combines active learning with concentrated exposure to new music and its conception, creation, and construction.
Bruce Broughton is a valuable addition to this year’s faculty panel, bringing a prolific, Oscar- and Emmy-award winning career in film and television—as well as the concert stage—to UNLV’s College of Fine Arts’ Music Department. Eight select students will have the opportunity to receive private lessons by the composer, who will be giving seminars both on his own music and on the craft of writing for film and television.
Mr. Broughton will also participate in a roundtable discussion on new music, attend and supervise the rehearsals and final concert of his students’ music—including introducing their piece to the audience—and serve on the composition competition jury, which will determine the eight students whose works will be included in the program of four concerts. Two of the participating eight will be awarded commissions.