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SCL in NY Seminar: Touch Screen Optimization

The SCL in NY Presents:


PHILIP ROTHMAN (Composer and Music Preparer, NYC Music Services) | ANDREA PEJROLO (Assistant Chair of Contemporary Writing and Production, Berklee College of Music)



Tuesday, February 9th, 2016
7:30PM to 9:00PM
Ripley Grier Studios | Room 16D
520 8th Avenue
New York, NY10018

This interactive presentation will address the secrets of setting up, configuring and customizing your touch screen device as an advanced controller for your MIDI devices, Digital Audio Workstation and software libraries.  The presentation will utilize both the iPad and Windows Surface, demonstrating a wide range of applications useful to the professional composer.

Eventbrite - Touch Screen Optimization for the Contemporary Composer

The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Touch Screen Optimization for the Contemporary Composer - Philip Rothman Philip Rothman  Philip Rothman’s compositions have been performed by the Utah Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, North Carolina Symphony, Maryland Symphony, National Philharmonic of Lithuania, Juilliard Orchestra, New York Youth Symphony, United States Military Academy Band, and numerous other ensembles.

Rothman’s endeavors have earned him numerous honors including four ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, a Renée B. Fisher Foundation Award, the Brian M. Israel Prize, a fellow-ship from the League of American Orchestras, a New Music USA grant, and annual ASCAP Plus Awards since 1998.

Through his company NYC Music Services, Rothman provides music preparation services to professional composers, publishers, and institutions. Clients include Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, NFL Films, Indianapolis Symphony/Symphonic Pops Consortium, and European American Music Corporation, and he runs the Sibelius users blog

Rothman is in demand as a consultant and lecturer, currently serving as program advisor to the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. He was the creative advisor and project director for Ford Made in America, a 60-orchestra commissioning consortium and education program sponsored by Ford Motor Company Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts. He travels frequently to give music training and technology workshops.

Philip Rothman holds a Bachelor of Music degree summa cum laude from Rice University and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he was awarded a full scholarship. His teachers in composition have included Samuel Adler, Edward Applebaum, Samuel Jones, Richard Lavenda and Stephen Shewan. He lives in New York City.
Andrea Pejrolo The Society of Composers and Lyricists Seminar: Touch Screen Optimization for the Contemporary Composer - Andrea Pejrolo
Andrea Pejrolo  ( is the Assistant Chair of the Contemporary Writing and Production department at Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Andrea is a composer, producer, music technology expert, audio engineer, and bassist. He is the author of "Creative Sequencing Techniques for Music Production" (1st edition 2005, and 2nd edition 2011) and "Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary Composer" (2007) and has written several articles for music magazines, including Sound On Sound, MacWorld, Bass World Magazine, Computer Music Studio Magazine, Muralann and Boheme Press (Canada), and Il Capitello Publisher (Italy).
Andrea has extensive and active professional experience as a sound designer, audio engineer/producer, MIDI programmer and composer for film, TV, theater and multimedia. Some of his recent collaborations and projects include Lou Salloum and Jamie Helou (Beirut), Traits de Marque in Paris, iAcoustica Studio drum library, iDrum Rock Edition for iPhone/iPad in collaboration with Izotope, arrangements and recording with the City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra, Don Sebesky, ABC, CBS, Cy Coleman, Burning Petals Music Production (U.K.), the Broadway Show "Swing" (St. James Theater, NY), and the Grand Canyon Music Festival.
He is the author of the online course "Music Writing and Production with the iPad" for Berklee Online. 
Andrea is an active presenter and lecturer for prestigious conferences such as AES and MacWorld. Currently he is working on a new publication for Oxford University Press about sound design and Music production techniques. Some of his latest "inventions" as music technologist and programmer can be sen on Vimeo at and
Andrea holds a Ph.D. in jazz composition/performance from New York University, a Master in Composition for Film, TV, Theater and Multimedia from the University of Bristol (U.K.) and a Music Diploma in Jazz Performance from Manhattan School of Music in New York City.
Follow Andrea's work via Twitter @apejrolo_music.

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$20 for Non-member college STUDENTS with valid student I.D.

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.

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