Applications open for Screenworks’ composing bootcamp

19 February, 2019 by Staff Writer

Screenworks Composing Bootcamp mentors (clockwise from top left: Adam Gock, Rhonda Davidson-Irwin, Bryony Marks and Guy Gross).

Screenworks is offering four emerging composers from regional areas of NSW, Victoria and Queensland the chance to undertake a tailored mentoring program with some of Australia’s most accomplished screen composers.


The mentors for this year’s bootcamp, which has received additional support from APRA AMCOS, include: Adam Gock, The D.A’s Office (Masterchef, Gogglebox) Bryony Marks, inSync Music (2040, Barracuda, Summer Heights High), Rhonda Davidson-Irwin (outgoing CEO of Music Australia) and Guy Gross (Farscape, East West 101, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert).

Participants will also receive an all-expenses-paid trip to a metro centre so that the selected participants can shadow their mentor, meet composers and immerse themselves in the screen composing industry. In an effort from both APRA AMCOS and Screenworks to address the gender imbalance in the Australian and New Zealand music industry, at least 50 per cent of selected participants will be female.

Screenworks CEO Ken Crouch said: “Thanks to increased support from APRA AMCOS, this year we are able to extend this program beyond NSW to include Victoria and Queensland, so that four emerging regional composers from across three states will now be able to benefit from this educational program and build their confidence and capacity in composing music for screen content”

APRA AMCOS manager film and TV Michelle O’Donnell said: “APRA AMCOS is committed to nurturing the next generation of composers. We’re proud to support this valuable mentoring opportunity for regional screen composers, allowing them to connect with the industry and further their composing career”.

Applications are open now and will close March 24. More info here.