Award winning Film & TV Composer Mark Snow Establishes New Lecture Series at Brooklyn College in partnership with The ASCAP Foundation

January 30, 2018

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Thanks to the generosity of prolific and successful Film & TV composer and ASCAP member Mark Snow, The ASCAP Foundation Mark Snow Lecture Series has been established in partnership with Brooklyn College located in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The lecture series, which launches in spring 2018, will provide a unique opportunity for aspiring film and tv composers, songwriters, composition and film students as well as SCL members to learn from Snow who will share his knowledge and experience.

Brooklyn native Snow has been making music since the 1950s. Following a start in the music industry as a popular recording artist with his band the New York Rock and Roll Ensemble, Mark made the switch to composer for television and film in the 1970s.

This prolific composer, best known for his scores for such television series as The X-Files, Smallville, One Tree Hill, Kojak, Millennium, Pasadena, Starsky and Hutch, Hart to Hart and Blue Bloods is the only ASCAP composer to receive the “Most Performed Background Music” award every year consecutively since the inception of the award in 1985-6, through the present. Mark’s iconic theme for the X-Files has been recorded by almost every musical genre, from pop, to country, hip-hop, heavy metal, punk and jazz to name a few.

Mark has been nominated 22 times for Emmy’s for his work on television series and television films including Helter Skelter, Children of the Dust, Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All and Something about Amelia. Recent film projects include the scores for the two X-Files movies, and the last four movies by the iconic French director, Alain Resnais: Private Fears in Public Places, Wild Grass, You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet and Life of Riley.

Mark will share his career highlights, career advice, experiences and insights as well as stories about people he has helped along the way and vice versa. A slide show featuring some of Mark’s film and TV music will serve as an outline for the discussion and lead to conversations about Mark’s creative process.