*Due to the impacts of COVID-19, SCORE Academy is currently paused. Stand by for an update soon!*
Tom Holkenborg’s SCORE Academy provides a singular opportunity. Students will be embedded in Tom’s working studio, receiving a full-contact curriculum designed by Tom himself to create complete film composers.
The SCORE Academy takes a deep dive into production, tackling mixing, working in surround sound, cue structure, sample and plug-in usage, among many other technical skills. Outside the studio the program also provides insight on navigating director / composer relationship and workflow, marketing and promotion, and the business side of Hollywood.
The SCORE Academy is developed for top talents preparing to work at the highest international level in film scoring. Education is led by Tom Holkenborg (aka Junkie XL) at no cost with living expenses paid for by the student. This takes place in Tom’s own high-end equipped studios in Los Angeles, where the student work on and around actual film projects.
The length of the program is one academic year, September 16th, 2019 - July 17th, 2020.
SCORE Academy brings the student to a whole new level of being a musician and producer. It raises the students skill set to the highest level in all the aspects of scoring, sound design programming, music production, and music technology.
After the first one-on-one interaction with Tom Holkenborg, including detailed tours of his studios and formal meetings with his team of creatives, technical assistants, and management, we waste no time in getting the student's hands dirty.
We start with the program consisting with exercises and assignments with personal feedback from Tom and his assistants. The student will be involved in the daily life and routines of Tom and his team, such as the briefings, lunch meetings and meetings with directors.