Filmscoring Camp Takes Young Music Composers To The Movies

Hollywood filmscore

Posted on April 26, 2019 by Matt Geske

Mason alum and Hollywood composer Vincent Oppido returns to Fairfax from Los Angeles for another extraordinary Art of Filmscoring summer camp, June 24-28, 2019. More advanced music composition students ages 13-18 are invited to go to the movies!

Vincent Oppido is a rising talent in Hollywood. His music has been performed and recorded in Europe and Japan, and across the United States from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood scoring stages of Warner Brothers and Sony Pictures Studios. He returns to Mason’s School of Music on the Mason Fairfax campus in Fairfax, VA (in the Washington, DC Metro area), where years ago he studied composition and conducting with Professors Mark Camphouse and Anthony Maiello (pictured below with Mr. Oppido at Mason in 2013).


Vincent Oppido and Anthony Maiello


Mr. Oppido’s recent scoring credits include the indie films Alien Code (Archstone/Sony Home Pictures – starring Kyle Gallner and Richard Schiff), Watch the Sky (Breaking Glass Pictures – starring Renee O’Connor), and the upcoming CollegeHumor series Troopers. Other writing credits include original music for Sinclair Oil‘s 2017 commercial advertisements and musical source arrangements for projects such as It Happened In LA (Sundance Selected) and the upcoming Paramount Pictures film What Men Want. He has also composed additional music for projects including Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween and TruTV’s Adam Ruins Everything: Reanimated History.  Also an orchestrator, Oppido has worked on projects such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2Cobra Kai, and NBC’s Timeless. His first job in Hollywood, as a music proofreader, enabled him to work on dozens of motion pictures and television shows including Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Frozen,Family Guy and The 2013 Oscars.


Listen to examples of works by Vincent Oppido:

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The Art of Filmscoring workshop gives students an inside look into today’s film and TV industry and provides some  direction as they consider next steps for higher education and/or a professional career. They will learn specific compositional skills to be a unique composer in today’s media and technology-driven age.

“We will take a look at some recent projects I worked on, including the upcoming College Humor series Troopers, the video game Fortnite, and the TV series Adam Ruins Everything,” said Mr. Oppido.


Filmscoring Workshop Flier 2019


“Watching student’s compositional growth in just a few days of study at the camp is wonderful to witness,” shared Mr. Oppido. “One of my favorite moments is at the end of the week when the students share the scenes they rescored.”

If you love creating music and are considering a career in composing music for film, television and other media, then you will have a great time at the Art of Filmscoring!




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