Introducing The Academy Award®-Winning Composer Hans Zimmer's MasterClass on Film Scoring

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and INCEPTION teaches storytelling through music 
in his first ever online class 

Premiere education platform MasterClass announced that Hans Zimmer, one of the most acclaimed film composers of all time, will teach Film Scoring.

Pre-enrollment for Hans Zimmer's class is open at

The full class will be available in January 2017.

A self-proclaimed academic failure with no formal music training and a short career in rock n roll, Zimmer is now known in both the music and film industries as one of the most successful music composers in history.

Zimmer is a four-time Grammy Award winner. He has scored the soundtracks for over 150 films including THE LION KING, GLADIATOR, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN, THE DARK KNIGHT, INCEPTION, and INTERSTELLAR.

In his first ever online class, Zimmer will teach aspiring filmmakers and musicians how to use music to tell a story.

The MasterClass will delve into the inner workings of musical composition covering topics such as how to create new sound palates, establish a tempo, score to dialogue and picture, and use sound to tell a story.

Through Zimmer's personal instruction, students will study examples of his work including breaking down the sounds that helped create memorable characters such as The Joker from Batman and Sherlock Holmes.
"Music is my language, my form of communicating," Hans Zimmer said. "My MasterClass is a way for me to show that bold ideas can come from anyone and all you need is a computer to make music. Maybe even just a phone! I hope my MasterClass helps people see they just need to break the rules and move their ideas forward. The rest is just technicalities."
Earlier this week, MasterClass opened enrollment for an electronic music production class with the Grammy nominated EDM producer, deadmau5.

With the additions of deadmau5 and Hans Zimmer, MasterClass continues to strengthen its roster of instructors across all areas of the music industry which already includes Christina Aguilera, Usher and Reba McEntire.

MasterClass was created to give anyone the ability to gain the wisdom and knowledge of the world's best creators.

The online education platform offers "access to genius" through affordable, engaging and inspirational online courses curated by world class instructors.

Through the platform, instructors create engaging online classes with interactive assignments, course materials, student community and Q&A that creates a uniquely powerful educational experience.

All classes are available online for individual purchase for $90 each at

MasterClass' current roster of instructors includes Christina Aguilera (singing), Kevin Spacey (acting), Usher (performance), Serena Williams (tennis), James Patterson(writing), Dustin Hoffman (acting), Aaron Sorkin (screenwriting), Werner Herzog (filmmaking), Reba McEntire (country music) and deadmau5 (electronic music production).

San Francisco-based MasterClass was founded by David Rogier and Aaron Rasmussen on the idea that everyone should have access to genius. MasterClass makes it possible for anyone with an Internet connection to learn from the best through immersive online classes from the world's greatest authors, actors, performers, athletes, filmmakers, and more. For more information, please visit

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