Score IT! is back for another year welcoming students from across the state to put their film composition skills to the ultimate test. This free to enter competition challenges students in a practical environment, offering real world experience by preparing an original composition to accompany a short animation film.

Music transforms a film’s narrative, enchanting and captivating the audience and Score IT! allows students to let their creativity run wild. Score IT! offers students an educational stepping stone to hone their skills and gain invaluable industry experience.

The animation films are prepared by Griffith Film School and are offered for three categories.

Based on year level, students compete in either Score IT! Junior or Senior by composing and recording a soundtrack using instruments of their choice. The more challenging Score IT! Plus is open to all secondary students, requiring composition for specific instruments and submission of a written score.

Entrants are judged by an expert panel including Katie Noonan, and award-winning screen composer and orchestrator, Cameron Patrick, known for orchestrating films such as Spider-Man: Homecoming for Marvel, Star Trek Into Darkness for Paramount; and Jurassic World for Universal; as well as industry leaders from Griffith Film School and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Score IT! finalists will be invited to take part in a workshop program in Brisbane from 24th to 26th July with composition workshops and masterclasses led by senior lecturers and practitioners from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, and a half day workshop with top video and digital school, Queensland School of Film and TV. Our Score IT! Plus winner will receive an extra composition workshop, a recording session and have their winning score performed at the Awards Ceremony by students from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Score IT! finalists will receive some great prizes, including professional recording equipment.

For regional finalists, travel and accommodation costs will be covered by Queensland Music Festival to bring the selected student and a guardian to Brisbane for the July Score IT! activities outlined here.

The program launches 29 January 2019 with entries closing 24 May 2019.

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Score IT! Opens
Tue 29 January 2019

Score IT! Closes
Fri 24 May 2019

Awards Ceremony
Thurs 25 July 2019

Cameron Patrick Public Lecture
Fri 26 July 2019

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Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University has been an enthusiastic supporter of Queensland Music Festival’s (QMF) Score IT! initiative since 2009. Students have the opportunity to learn and work with our leading faculty in masterclasses and workshops. The winning Score IT! Plus composition is recorded and performed by students from the Conservatorium.
Queensland Conservatorium is one of Australia’s leading music and performing arts schools, offering a wide variety of specialist degrees, from classical music, jazz, opera, and popular music to musical theatre, acting, creative music technology and music education. Music and performing arts students at Griffith learn in state-of-the-art spaces from award-winning teachers dedicated to producing polished music professionals of the highest calibre.

Queensland Conservatorium alumni can be found gracing the stages of Carnegie Hall, Covent Garden, the Metropolitan Opera and the Concertgebouw. Queensland Music Festival Artistic Director Katie Noonan is a graduate of the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

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Griffith Film School

Griffith Film School has been an enthusiastic supporter of Queensland Music Festival’s (QMF) Score IT! initiative since 2009, providing animations for re-scoring by high school students. By connecting animators and musicians Griffith Film School is supporting emerging talent across the arts.

Griffith Film School is the largest film school in Australia, and our teachers, students and industry partners are constantly pushing the boundaries of the animation industry — something  you would expect from a University ranked as the top Creative Arts School in Australia.*

Our animation students work across Art Direction, 2D, 3D and VFX specialisations, engage with industry and have the opportunity to work for real world clients through LiveLab as part of their studies.

Griffith Animation graduates can be found working in local studios such as Cutting Edge, Ludo Studio, Liquid Animation, Pixel Zoo Animation Studios and Alt.VFX, and worldwide for DreamWorks, Industrial Light & Magic, Double Negative and Sony Pictures Imageworks.

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Score IT! is presented by Queensland Music Festival and Brisbane City Council


Major Partners

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Silver Partners

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