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Summer Film Music Workshops

Heid Music Madison - Summer Film Music Workshops

Explore the integral relationship between the cinema and film scoring with this exciting series of workshops offered at Heid Music Madison.  Each workshop will focus on a different movie and will cover thematic structure, scene building, character development, and the music theory behind it all.
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Workshops are held on Wednesdays from 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • June 15 - 29 - Star Wars
  • July 13 - 27 - Lord of the Rings
  • August 10 - 24 - Star Trek
Cost for each 3-week session: $85 
$70 - EARLY BIRD SIGN UP RATE! See dates below for details


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June 15 - 29 | Star Wars

Early Bird Rate Until May 16


July 13 - 27 | LOTR

Early Bird Rate until June 3


August 10 - 24 | Star Trek

Early Bird Rate until June 24



This class is being taught by our very own instructor in Madison, Chris.
Chris Salerno - Bio
Chris Salerno
I have a Bachelor of Music Education degree from VanderCook College of Music and 17 years of teaching experience. I studied the Euphonium with Roger Rocco, former principal tubist for the Honolulu and Seattle Symphony Orchestras, and first call substitute for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
I have a Master of Arts degree from Radford University where I studied with composer Mark Camphouse. A published composer and an accomplished arranger and orchestrator, I orchestrated tracks on the CD’s for the Standard Of Excellence and Tradition of Excellence Band Methods and the String Basics Method, all published by Kjos. I also worked as music editor for Kjos where I contributed both arranged and original music for exercises appearing in the Standard of Excellence Book 3 Comprehensive Band Method. I was an arranger on Martha Bassett’s Christmas album Magnificat. I later arranged it for her performance with the Winston Salem Symphony Orchestra.
My music has twice received Reviewer’s Choice in The Instrumentalist Magazine and has been recorded by the Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra in Great Britain, and performed by the West Point Military Academy Band. I was twice selected for the New Music Symposium in Virginia and served one year as a judge for the Symposium.
I work with students of all ages and love making lessons interesting with a variety of activities. I hope to cultivate an appreciation, understanding, and love of music that will bring joy for the rest of your life. For more information, please visit his website.
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