Universal Orlando Youth Programs

Sound Design: Music and the Art of Foley

Your band, choir, or orchestra students will get to see what it’s like to be a working movie musician. They’ll perform music or choral arrangements for an actual movie scene, including sound effects. This fascinating workshop was designed by Robert W. Smith, a world- renowned music educator and composer. He’s known throughout the United States as a consummate music educator with a focus on curriculum design and instructional delivery.

Designed to reinforce the National Standards for Music Education.

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Selection Criteria

Participating groups should have a minimum of 40 people. Each group should submit a completed application at least six weeks prior to the proposed workshop date. The entire workshop experience will last approximately 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. Theme park 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.

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. 


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