MediaSoundHamburg is an is an international summerschool for Filmmusic, Gamemusic and Sounddesign, which takes 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. 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 Royal College of Music or are still regularly requested for composition commissions. The scholarship includes free participation in all events as well as free accommodation and board.
With further attractive special events such as the presentation of the Young Talent Awards Media Music with the support of the renowned Kaiser Quartet and workshop discussions with directors and film composers MediaSoundHamburg opens its offers also for an interested audience. Main venue is the Elsa Brändström House in Hamburg-Blankenese.