Upon completing undergraduate studies at Brown University, Marco Beltrami entered the Yale School of Music on a scholarship. His pursuit of music composition then lead him to Venice for a period of study with the Italian master, Luigi Nono and then finally to Los Angeles to undertake a fellowship with Academy Award-winning composer, Jerry Goldsmith.
Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, Marco Beltrami landed Wes Craven’s \"Scream.\" After \"Scream,\" he went on to write his critically acclaimed score for Guillermo Del Toro’s \"Mimic.\" This was the first of several collaborations with Del Toro, including \"Hellboy\" and \"Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark.\" Despite his success as a horror composer, Beltrami took a while to warm up to the chill of horror films. “Scream was the first one I saw entirely,” Beltrami stated. “Coming from a concert background, though, I realized that horror lends itself well to compositional techniques associated with 20th Century music, and so I was able to come up with a unique voice for these films.” Subsequently, his resume has expanded to include films ranging from epic drama to dark comedy, working with some of the most recognizable names in the industry including Kathryn Bigelow, James Mangold, Robert Rodriguez, Luc Besson, David Goyer, Bertrand Tavernier, Alex Proyas, Jonathan Mostow, Roland Joffe, Len Wiseman, Jodie Foster, David E. Kelly and Tommy Lee Jones. http://www.marcobeltrami.com/
Marco Beltrami will conduct the Master Class Composing music for film - within the Hollywood system of work