MediaSoundHamburg 2019



Elsa Brändström Haus, Kösterbergstraße 62 D-2258, 7 Hamburg, Germany

+49 (0)40 4318 3388

All MasterClasses, Workshops, Forums and SpecialEvents can be booked individually. The prices for the single tickets can be found in the current program. Students, trainees and interns receive a 20% discount.

MediaSoundHamburg offers the following packages:

MSH FlatratePLUS: €2,500 (incl. 19% VAT)

  • for any number of MasterClasses, Workshops, Forums and Special Events incl. MasterClass with Randy Thom

MSH Flatrate: €1.800,00 (incl. 19% VAT)

  • for any number of MasterClasses, Workshops, Forums and Special Events

MSH FlatrateFORUM: €150,00 (incl. 19% VAT)

  • for any number of Forums and Special Events


Young film composers, game musicians, sound designers and interested people from all over the world up to the age of 35 can apply for a scholarship.

A scholarship includes free participation in all MasterClasses, Workshops, Forums and Special events as well as accommodation and board worth €3.000,00. 

Scholarship application

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Event Description

MediaSoundHamburg is the leading international summer school for film music, game music and sound design. The event has taken place annually since 2011.

For ten days, national and international film composers, game musicians and sound designers meet international professionals and renowned experts. In various workshops, master classes and forums, the participants work on specific projects and get new ideas for their artistic work.

Previous guests in Hamburg include Patrick Doyle, Randy Thom, Mark Stoeckinger, Shigeru Umebayashi, Michael Nyman, Olivier Derivière, Jan A. P. Kaczmarek, Tim Nielsen, James Mather, Christopher Young, Bille August, Ben Burtt, Annette Focks, Joe Kraemer, Chris Huelsbec and Youki Yamamoto.


With regular scholarships, MediaSoundHamburg promotes young talent in the field of film composition, game music and sound design. Since 2011, the Fondation SUISA, a foundation of the Swiss collecting society SUISA, has supported nine young film composers. They all still profit from the top-class network and still rave about the concentrated and familiar working atmosphere.

Some scholarship holders were recommended to big majors, got one of the coveted study places at the Royal College of Music in London or are still regularly requested for composition commissions. The scholarship includes free participation in all events as well as free accommodation and board.



In the three-day Masterclasses in film music, game music and sound design, the participants work together with top-class international professionals on specific tasks and projects already set up for the course. The participants also get an insight into their working methods, gain practical experience and receive individual feedback on their own work.


In our forums, experienced composers report on the great moments and lows of their work. The forums give the participants the opportunity to ask questions about the fields of film music, game music and sound design, to gain experience and to get ideas for their future career.


Our workshops offer a practice-oriented introduction to different sections of film music, game music and sound design. The topics range from composing and arranging via media music to working with various software such as ProTools or programs such as the Vienna Sound Library.

Special events

MediaSoundHamburg offers public evening events for a wide audience.

  • ‘An evening with…’
    In the podium discussion, our most prominent guest gives an entertaining and humorous insight into his work and lets the audience participate in the creation process of his composition by means of selected film or video sequences. Audience questions are welcome.
  • Young Talent Award: Awards Ceremony
    The winners of the Young Talent Award Media Music will be honoured at a family award ceremony.
  • Farewell Party
    On the last evening of the International Summer School we review the past ten days with all participants, lecturers, sponsors and guests. With finger food, drinks and an extensive programme the beautiful view of the Elbe river will be enjoyed one last time before it‘s time to say goodbye again!

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MSH MediaSoundHamburg: a project of The International Film Television & Music Academy (IFFMA). A division of Training-Consulting-Publishing (T-C-P)

MSH MediaSoundHamburg Oelkersallee 29a (Backyard) D-22769 Hamburg, Germany

About the organiser

MediaSoundHamburg is an is an international summer school for film music, game music and sound design. The event has taken place annually in Hamburg since 2011.

For ten days, national and international film composers, game musicians and sound designers meet international professionals and renowned experts. In various workshops, master classes and forums, the participants work on specific projects and get new ideas for their artistic work.

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