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  • ASMAC has an exceptional Master Class this coming Saturday!

    Sep 21, 17 • 213 Views • Blog, In the News

    If you are a composer or arranger, you definitely should be there! This Master Class is by Scott Healy, pianist/composer. (www.bluedogmusic.com) This stuff is VERY deep, very inspirational. The music and effects he gets when orchestrating for his 14-piece...

  • First WEDNESDAYS presents an Orchestrators Night Out

    Sep 13, 17 • 1717 Views • Blog

    Join moderator Liz Finch, Conrad Pope with opening remarks, Dave Slonaker, Richard Bronskill, Tim Davies, Ira Hearshen, Andrew Kinney, Jon Kull, Patrick Russ, and Scott Smalley in an open forum for...

  • Master Class with Scott Healy

    Sep 11, 17 • 1004 Views • Blog

    What do linear harmony, plastic meter, “off the grid” writing, controlled and notated improvisation, spatial and box notation, layered counterpoint have in common? Scott will have the answer! Join ASMAC for an exciting Master Class with Grammy nominated...

  • Video: ASMAC Big Band Competition

    Sep 3, 17 • 282 Views • Blog, For Members Only, In the News, Videos For Members Only

    On July 5, 2017, ASMAC celebrated the winners of the annual Bill Conti Big Band Writers Competition (for under 30 years old musicians). Winners were: Neil Carson, Juan Carlos-Mata Alverez, and Mina Cho. Here is a performance of these 3 winning compositions...

  • Podcast: Grant Geissman Luncheon

    Sep 3, 17 • 118 Views • Blog, In the News, Podcasts - Luncheon

    This ASMAC Luncheon podcast features Emmy-nominated guitarist and composer, Grant Geissman, who was the special guest at ASMAC’s luncheon on July 19, 2017 at Catalina’s in Hollywood. Moderated by composer, arranger, instrumentalist Dan Ferguson, the...

  • Dave Slonaker Big Band at the Lighthouse Cafe

    Aug 24, 17 • 202 Views • Blog, In the News

    The Dave Slonaker Big Band returns to the Lighthouse Café on September 24th I’m very excited to announce for those out-of-town fans and for those in the Southern California area that the Dave Slonaker Big Band will be returning for a performance at...

  • Save the Date for the Golden Score 2017!

    Aug 20, 17 • 543 Views • Blog, Golden Score Awards, Homepage Slider

    On behalf of the Board of Directors of ASMAC, we are proud to announce that the 2017 Golden Score Awards will be held on Sunday, December 3rd at the Hilton Universal Hotel in Universal City. We are delighted to honor two highly-accomplished...

  • Roger Kellaway & Mike Lang present the Many Moods of McCartney

    Aug 19, 17 • 200 Views • Blog, In the News

      WHEN: September 10, 2017 at 7:00pm WHERE:  Zipper Hall – 200 South Grand Avenue – across from Disney Hall Los Angeles, CA 90012 – Parking @ Disney Hall or MOCA The evening will feature Kellaway’s three-movement concert...

  • Music Preparation for the Tablet

    Aug 12, 17 • 437 Views • Blog, Music Corner: Tech Talk, Tips, and More

    It is becoming quite common in recent years for bands to forgo the traditional music folder in favor of iPads for reading charts. There are many advantages to this approach. 1. This eliminates the large, heavy boxes of music folders that traditionally had to...

  • First WEDNESDAYS Presents: Managing Your Own Music Publishing

    Aug 7, 17 • 500 Views • Blog

    MANAGING YOUR OWN MUSIC PUBLISHING: Practical Help for Composers and Arrangers Panelists: Abby North, Jillian Ferguson, Dave Black, and Gregg Nestor Moderator: Jeannie Gayle Pool. This panel will discuss issues facing composers and arrangers related to...