Marco Valerio Antonini is a Los Angeles-based Italian composer and orchestrator. He writes music for motion pictures, television and videogames. He studied Composition and Orchestration at the Santa Cecilia conservatory of Rome, and graduated in Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television from the University of Southern California. He has won several awards in the US and worldwide.

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I am glad to publish the first results of this first semester at the USC Thornton SMPTV program. A series of posts will follow with some of the works I composed during this first part of the program. To start, take a look at the new cues in my animation reel, featuring 2 assignments for professor Eric Schmidt's class on music for Warner Bros. cartoons and Disney Winnie the Pooh.

Open the animation page

A Saturday in the studio. The Bridge Recording (Glendale, CA) hosted the first scoring to picture session for the 2015-2016 USC SMPTV class.

The session covered all the aspects of "sweetening" samples with real instruments, producing a hybrid orchestrated cue. The scores were mixed by the one and only Bobby Fernandez, and students alternated on the podium conducting each other's scores.

I conducted several scores by fellow students, while composer Tina Wang led my re-scoring exercise to The Black Stallion, 1979 United Artists picture directed by Carroll Ballard.

This session is the culmination of composer J. Eric Schmidt's composition class at SMPTV.

Program chairman (and eventually original music editor and conductor for The Black Stallion) Dan Carlin supervised the session.

Check out the result below!

Marco has been admitted to the prestigious 2015-2016 Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program at the University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. From composition to orchestration, music preparation, delivery and career management, this is one of the most comprehensive and thorough film music academic programs in the world, taught by A-list active professionals in the major fields of the business.

More info on http://www.smptv.net