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Next Generation Online Courses for Media Composers

Master The Score delivers high-level expertise in composition, orchestration, production and mixing, aimed equally at film, TV, game, and trailer composers. Learn from award-winning professionals and become part of a thriving community.

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Ryan Leach

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Learn from Professionals

Master the Score works with highly qualified professionals who will give you valuable insights in their daily work. Every single tutor brings a sheer endless list of credits and accomplishments in their field.

Meet the tutors

Adam Lukas

Currently based in LA, Adam is an EMMY© Award-winning composer, working at Hans Zimmer's Bleeding Fingers Music.

With his course "Cinematic Music Production" he provides invaluable insights in his daily work and raises the bar when it comes to modern music production.

Benny Oschmann

Award winning composer Benny Oschmann is one of the most in-demand composers for sample library demos.

Together with Rico Derks he is setting new limits for creating realistic orchestral mock-ups in "The Virtual Orchestra - Advanced Mock Up Production."

Christoph Allerstorfer

Film-and Trailer Composer Christoph Allerstorfer with trailer credits like STAR WARS – ROGUE ONE, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, IT CHAPTER TWO, MIDSOMMAR and HIGH LIFE.

In his course Trailer Music: Organic Horror he shares all his secrets to a frightening good sound.

Gavin Leeper

Gavin Leeper is a composer and a music educator. His YouTube channel explores the music of Japanese anime and video games through the lenses of jazz harmony and classical orchestration.

Together with Ryan Leach he shares his knowledge in his course 'The Legend Of Otoe: Writing Music For Anime And JRPGs'.

Joël Dollié

Joël Dollié is a Mixing and Mastering engineer who had his talents utilized by artists like Gryffin or Cubeatz, or companies like the SPM Music Group, Ubisoft or Riot Games.

In his brand new course "Mixing Cinematic Music" he shares his knowledge for achieving an industry ready mix.

László Maródi

László is professional composer writing for some of the biggest trailer companies in the world, including Colossal Trailer Music and Brand X Music.

In his courses "Elevation" and "The Modern Styles" he revolutionises the way of teaching Trailer Music.

Mattia Chiappa

Orchestral Virtuoso Mattia Chiappa with credits like Netflix, BBC and Discovery documentaries.

In his course "20th Century Orchestral Writing" he teaches how to write complex orchestral arrengements in the style of Hollywood's golden era.

Randon Purcell

Media Composer Randon Purcell, with placements like Godzilla vs. Kong, Separation, Call of Duty Modern Warfare and World of Warcraft nowadays works exclusively for Brand X Music in Los Angeles, CA.

In his course Trailer Music: Hybrid Orchestral Composition and Sound" he demystifies one of the most demanded styles in todays industry.

Rico Derks

Rico Derks is an Dutch composer. His music has been used for various TV shows, documentaries, and films in the Netherlands. Besides being a professional film composer, Rico is a genius when it comes to professional mock up production.

Together with Benny Oschmann he is setting new limits for creating realistic orchestral mock-ups in "The Virtual Orchestra - Advanced Mock Up Production."

Ros Stephen

Ros Stephen has a 1st class degree and PhD from Bristol University and works in London as a freelance violinist, violist, composer and sound designer.

Her recent trailer placements include Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, Downton Abbey: A New Era, Disney’s Cruella and Scream 5. Her sound design has been used in numerous trailers including Ms Marvel, The Inspection and Nope.

Ryan Leach

Ryan Leach is an Award Winning Composer for film and tv. His music has been heard on Every major Network. His clients includes Disney, Mtv and Netflix.

He is a passionate about music theory and teaches you about it in his course "The Pillars of Composition".

Simon Haglund

Simon is a professional sound designer and composer. His music was used in campaigns by Disney and Ubisoft. He is also one of the sound designers behind the popular software instruments from ”Falloutmusicgroup”.

His course "Sound Design for Media Composers" reveals the techniques behind his unique sound.

Dive deep into every aspect of media music

Prepare to elevate your skills with comprehensive courses in all relevant composing disciplines. Whether you're searching for film music courses, music composition courses, orchestration courses, or more music production-oriented material like orchestral mixing courses, sound design online courses, and trailer music courses, MTS has got you covered.

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Music Composition Courses

Music Composition Courses

Level up your composition skills with our music composition courses such as 'Pillars of Composition' and '20th Century Orchestral Writing.

Orchestration Courses

Orchestration Courses

Learn orchestration techniques in the style of your favourite composers in Mattia Chiappa's course „20th Century Orchestral Writing“.

Music Production Courses

Music Production Courses

Make your productions sound professional and realistic by studying „The Virtual Orchestra“ by Rico Derks and Benny Oschmann.

Trailer Music Courses

Trailer Music Courses

Boost your trailer music skills with our dedicated trailer music courses by Laszlo Marodi and Randon Purcell. Explore the world of trailer music, gaining valuable insights and techniques from industry experts.

Sound Design Courses

Sound Design Courses

Start a journey through our sound design online course with Simon Haglund. Get ready to create your own, earth-shattering sounds and follow along as Simon guides you through the intricate world of sound design for media composers.

Orchestral Mixing Courses

Orchestral Mixing Courses

Make your tracks sound professional and impactful by studying Joël Dollié's orchestral mixing course 'Mixing Cinematic Music.

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Meet new colleagues in the Master the Score community

  • Get access to our exclusive Facebook and Discord groups and start connecting with fellow composers.

  • Post your work and discuss relevant topics with the community.

  • Help each other out, receive feedback and grow together with your colleagues

Exclusive discounts for our students

All our students are eligible for discounts on libraries and plugins developed by renowned developers. This exclusive benefit alone can result in substantial savings, amounting to hundreds of dollars on composing software and libraries! See the current list below:

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Subtitles available for
all courses

All courses now offer subtitles in a variety of languages to cater to a diverse and global audience. Enjoy the flexibility of learning in your preferred language with our inclusive subtitle options.

  • Arabic
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

What students have to say

Shane Farnan

Composer

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Ryan’s approach is a welcome surprise that really benefitted my own writing process.  Unlike other courses, he sketches in Dorico before jumping into his DAW.  Ryan’s detailed analysis of the genre that can be applied to nearly any musical style.  They may call this a “mini” course… it is anything but.  There is a ton inspiring material - so much so that I grabbed Ryan’s other courses!

Danilo Stopic

Epic Music Composer

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'I enjoyed every bit of this course. Especially with Randon as an experienced composer you get to know how to produce hybrid trailer music in a professional way! Randon explains everything detailed and shows his own approaches on his own work. The new ,,compositional building block“ is simply incredible!

I‘ve been producing Epic Music for several years but this course gave me many new ideas and insights that helped me to give my compositions a better signature touch! I recommend this course not only for beginners, but also for experienced composers, who will definitely learn new and helpfull techniques!'

Mary Shaw

Composer

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20th Century Orchestral Writing was a real game changer for me. Since I have no formal training, I wasn't aware how important it is to first clarify your musical ideas and tie them together harmonically before attempting orchestration. Mattia's clear explanations about the importance of piano sketching and excellent MIDI orchestration examples opened up a whole new world of musical exploration for me. Highly recommended.

Mario Džido

Composer

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'Going into Randon's Hybrid Orchestral course, I was hoping it would help me get to another level in terms of creating powerful hybrid orchestral sound, and it definitely delivered. The core of it is building massive trailer tracks from start to finish - from creating a template, getting the structure right, choosing the right instruments and effects, composing efficiently for this style to quick mixing and mastering. On top of that, Randon was very helpful and concrete with the feedback on my own tracks. This course helped me improve, find focus and the right workflow to create every day!'

Brett Clarin

Composer

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“I am writing to say how much I love the Trailer Music Elevation course. Laszlo is a master at his craft and does an excellent job conveying that knowledge. The course goes into great detail into what makes a killer trailer track, from writing, instrumentation to mixing and even some mastering. He’s a great teacher and is available to answer questions. I’ve been able to immediately put into practice what I learned and can clearly hear the difference in my newer tracks.”

Vincent Bender

Composer/Sound Engineer

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'Joel's course is absolutely phenomenal. Before I took the course I had no idea of what I was doing. Joel taught me everything with his examples and fine details on how to mix a song properly and from a complete beginner, my music started to sound professional. '

Gary Salyers

Composer

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I have purchased almost every trailer course available and by far the Hybrid Orchestral Composition and Sound course is the best! BY FAR!! Looking forward to future courses and will only purchase Master the Score courses in the future. You have cutting edge content and the material is over the top in quality. Thank you for contributing to the education of us hoping to get into the world of music composition as a profession!

Paul Thiebaut

Composer

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'I was already familiar with Joel’s great mixing tutorials on YouTube but this course takes it to another level. The course is thoroughly designed and Joel provides all the tools and theory you need to feel confident when mixing any genre of orchestral music. Truly eye-opening!'

Toon Habraken

Composition

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I really loved this course - there are amazing insights on workflow and Laszlo explains everything very enthusiastically. The way he works from a simple sketch to a full mixed track is an eye opener and will be useful for composers in all kinds of styles. Great tips on composing and mixing - everything you need!

Mark Baldwin

Beginner Composer

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"Ryan's Pillars of Composition is an incredible resource.  Even for an absolute beginner, like me, the content is straightforward and provides a great roadmap to improve your compositions."

Rico Derks

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I really enjoyed this course. I think anyone interested in sound design can get a lot out of it, not only composers of trailer music. Starting with the fundamental concepts and working its way into advanced territories, I walked away with a lot of cool new techniques in my arsenal.Simon's love for experimenting and creating sounds really shines through, which is contagious. I felt very inspired to go create after each lesson.

Filipe pereira

Composer

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Really enjoyed Lazslo's course, for a beginner like myself in the trailer genre,
it helped me not only from the basic requirements and needs of a trailer track but also with
clear ideas on how to develop your pieces. From ideas generation to multiple tracks analysis,
from sketching a simple idea to developing a full piece, mixing and mastering, insights on workflow and the trailer music business,
you get a lot of valuable info and tips from a great teacher, with a clear and pragmatic way to transmit his knowledge.

Stephen Berkemeier

Composer/ aka Tabletopcomposer

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"Master The Score has accomplished something unique. They've created an incredible library of courses taught by industry professionals who are at the top of their respective fields. However, more than this, they've made sure that each instructor is an effective teacher as well! Their classes are clear and insightful. I can't recommend them enough!"

Marcel Gruhn

Composer

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"I bought this course really quickly after release, because i knew Ryan makes high quality Videos regarding composition and orchestration on Youtube.... and it was 100 % worth it :)

The course is structered really well (the prozess of always returning to already learned techniques is really good) and for me as new composer, who just started this year the content has such a great value.

100% recommended"

Michael Johnson

Singer/Songwriter

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“Ryan’s course is fantabulous! I’m a songwriter and composer of musical theater with 20-plus years of experience, and I can tell you that diving back with Ryan into the details of form, counterpoint, melodic construction, and harmony has proved invaluable. What’s more, I find Ryan’s straightforward approach, as well as his no-nonsense, effortless decision-making process to be joyful and awe-inspiring.”

Christian Michael Poynter

Composer

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"As someone who has always been inspired by contemporary Japanese music, this course has been invaluable to me. In a world of primarily western focused music theory, Gavin's work is a lighthouse illuminating the innovative techniques of modern Japanese harmony. With Ryan's brilliant expertise in orchestration, the two of them are a powerhouse that any composer interested in this style will benefit immensely from."

Aya

Composer

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Ryan has provided useful, bite-sized information for composers to write music in magical style. With his clear and concise explanation,I would recommend this course for composers who are looking to dive into magical music

Hamza Bennani Smires

Composer

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The Legend Of Otoe was the first course I took on Master The Score. It's a nice step-by-step process to write your first jrpg main theme with a solid harmony underneath. I enjoyed the different homework assignments that felt like small achievements before even completing the course

Gabriel G.

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Getting Melody, Harmony, Form and Counterpoint into one course might sound almost impossible, but this course manages to break down all these aspects of composition into small units and increases the complexity in little consecutive steps that can be easily followed. The assignments after each chapter ensure that it’s never getting boring, and that the new know-how can be applied immediately.

Gabriel G.

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The course did not only teach me the jrpg style, but also helped me to expand my harmonic vocabulary. Every composition I wrote since finishing with Legends of Otoe benefited from this new knowledge. I am eagerly looking forward to Legends of Otoe part two!

Rémi Croussette

Composer

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Compared to other courses I have taken, the MTS hybrid orchestral trailer music course is extremely well laid out and presented. It has a great structure, detailed information and allows you to ask questions and get feedback from a community message board.

Before starting the course I was looking for a better workflow to compose faster and more consistently without losing that creative spark. The Hybrid Orchestral Trailer Music course has helped me immensely in this regard.

Randon lays out the principals of trailer music, walks you through how to compose the different sections, and explains how each instrument plays an important role in creating the emotional wall of sound found in trailer music. He then builds an entire track from start to finish, showcasing techniques and creative skills, that have become invaluable to my composing.

Highly recommended!

Gergory M.

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The course was everything I hoped for and more. I highly recommend Master the Score’s Vikings and Dragons course for anyone looking to get the Viking and Dragon’s sound.

Mark Fleming

Composer

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I was looking for a shorter course to fit my available time and I am a big John Powell fan, so this offering fit the bill. Ryan’s teaching style makes learning each new topic easy. I found the modules to be just the right length, introducing each topic and then following Ryan in real-time as he composes and arranges each theme. By the end of this course, I was able to compose and produce a complete suite in the style of the “Vikings and Dragons” trailer, which was my goal and is something I would not have been able to do before taking this course.

Blake Burnett

Composer

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My composition skills were ok before I enrolled in this course. When I enrolled I began to see my compositional skills improve gradually over time.

Ryan's way of teaching is a great contributor to my overall improvement.

Bernard McLaughlin

Composer

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If writing eight bars and getting stuck sounds familiar, Ryan’s courses will help. Ryan’s teaching style is clear and his methods can be used to structure your compositions, no matter what genre you are writing for. After competing Wizards & Witches I used some of the techniques to complete a couple of scores for a spaghetti western. I can honestly say Ryan has helped me structure and elevate my writing process…no more half finished ideas!!

Iordanis Grigoriou

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As a newcomer trying to dip my toes into the composition and orchestration world, Ryan's 'Pillars of Composition' course has been instrumental in the development of my skill set as an amateur composer. The course is structured fantastically and Ryan manages to touch on all important compositional aspects with great explanations and multiple examples. On top of that, it would be remiss of me not to mention the vibrant Discord community, where one can get feedback by both tutors and other students. I will definitely be exploring more MTS courses in the future!

Ahmad Mounir

Composer

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I am very glad to find MTS after a long struggle finding the right educational platform online. I've been watching tons of scattered YouTube videos about composing/arranging that would never take you in a linear approach but confuse you even more. I wanted an organised step by step method to cover everything from A to Z, from an empty canvas to a full blown and well produced music. After I found MTS, I no longer looked for another platform. If you want awesome fast response support and high quality educational products, Master The Score delivers.

Tomas Westling

Composer

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'I really enjoyed this course. I think anyone interested in sound design can get a lot out of it, not only composers of trailer music. Starting with the fundamental concepts and working its way into advanced territories, I walked away with a lot of cool new techniques in my arsenal.
Simon's love for experimenting and creating sounds really shines through, which is contagious. I felt very inspired to go create after each lesson.'

Stephen Berkemeier

Composer/ aka Tabletopcomposer

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"Joël does a fantastic job of breaking down the mixing process for cinematic music. His videos help explain everything clearly, and the bonus notes and files he's included with the course are a life saver!"

Frederik Sjöholm

Composer

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"Simon is a master at sound design, and in this course he explains his way of working in a way that is very easy to follow and learn from.The course starts off with the foundations and then builds more and more on that foundation and by doing so helps you build your own skills up in a straightforward and effective way. After finishing this course you will be able to produce professional sound design that also has that organic feel that is so sought after these days. I can't recommend this course highly enough."

Ed Buller

Composer

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"20th Century Orchestral Writing" is an immediate purchase for anybody wanting to own a complete how-to for modern film scoring. It offers a complete and detailed look at the most important aspects of the musical language needed to sound convincing in Hollywood and elsewhere. From the notes to the sound this covers it all. If you are serious about orchestral film scoring this is a must have"

Michael Johnson

Composer

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"I learned so much from watching your work and from the knowledge you shared. Anyway, i submitted two pieces to the Film Scoring Academy of Europe's online Master's Degree Program and i got accepted into the program! So i just wanted to say thank you!

Tyler Grow

Music Composer

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'Joël’s Mixing Cinematic Music course teaches you everything you fundamentally need to know to become a better composer and mixer. I can honestly say that after taking this course, you will begin to think differently when producing your scores!'

Ángel Cortiñas

Composer

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"The truth is that I am delighted with this course because Mattia has a great ability to explain and turn a simple melody into a harmony of great interest. Especially with this course, I am learning how to structure my musical sketches effectively and how to compose more efficiently. Without a doubt, I strongly recommend this course primarily to those people who need to continue improving their level of creating orchestral mockups with interesting harmonies."

David Klemencz

Composer/ Supreme Devices

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"Brilliant course. The choice of topics is very wide and I really like the balance of technical and creative aspects. Being an experienced composer and producer, it was still great to brush up on the familiar while still learning a ton of great stuff. So many complex techniques explained in such a nice, accessible way. Randon's speech is very clear and his explanations are simple to understand. This course is really worth taking!"

Scott Leach

Composer

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"When I found out that Randon would be releasing a Hybrid Orchestral course, I knew I had to jump on it. I have been a huge fan of his cues and also of Fallout Music Group sample libraries, so I accurately knew that I would be learning some amazing skills. I know that layering is a huge part of hybrid music, but the workshops Randon includes in the course has helped me better understand what I’ve been missing to get those huge epic sounds. I cannot wait to start improving on some tracks that I’ve been working on!"

Michael Sciabbarrasi

Composer

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"Absolutely loved this course! Randon really helped me a lot, especially regarding composing tricks and techniques for trailer music but not only… This course helped me enhancing my writing and mixing skills and gave me a big boost concerning music production in general. If you want your tracks to sound epic and huge this MTS course will guide you to improve. Randon is a great composer and he explains everything effectively and clearly! I really recommend this course to every fellow composers!"

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