Universal Orlando Youth Programs

Sound Design: Music and the Art of Foley
Endorsed by NAfME

Your band, choir or orchestra students will experience life as working movie musicians, syncing music or choral arrangements – including Foley and digital sound effects – to real movie scenes from hits like Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me and The Lorax. Robert W. Smith, a consummate music educator and one of today’s most popular and respected music composers, designed this workshop to reinforce National Core Arts Standards.

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Selection Criteria

Participating groups should have a minimum of 40 attendees. Each group should submit a completed application at least six weeks prior to the proposed workshop date. The entire workshop experience will last approximately 60-90 minutes. Along with the completed applications, groups should provide the following: a link to a video of your group’s most recent performance up to three minutes in length per group.

Groups will be provided the sheet music prior to their workshop. Groups wishing to sight-read may do so at their director’s discretion. Park-to-Park admission tickets are required.

Uniforms are not required for Sound Design: Music and The Art of Foley and will be up to the discretion of the group’s director and based on the provided and signed Performance Guidelines.

Technical Assistance
Pearl/Adams is the official supplier of percussion equipment for the Sound Design: Music and The Art of Foley workshop. Timpani (set of 4), Concert Bass Drum, Marimba, Xylophone, Vibraphone, Chimes, Orchestra Bells and Congas are provided upon request as listed on the STARS Application. ALL SCHEDULED WORKSHOPS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

NAfME Academy

The NAfME’s mission is to advance music education by promoting the understanding and making of music by all. Universal Orlando Youth Programs is committed to supporting this mission through the development of educational and entertaining experiences for students and educators. Visit NAfME Academy to learn from one of today’s most respected music educators, Robert W. Smith, in his webinar titled, “Administrating the School Music Program from a Business Perspective.”

There is an additional fee to participate in the music workshops. All scheduled workshops are subject to change.