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    The Grammy nomination for the 63rd year have been announced and include ASMAC member Jeremy Levy and the musical Soft Power, both featured at recent ASMAC Zoom events. Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella Uranus: The Magician Jeremy Levy, arranger (Jeremy Levy Jazz Orchestra) Best Musical Theater Album Soft Power Francis Jue, Austin Ku, Alyse Alan Louis & Conrad Ricamora, […]
  • Winners Announced: Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition and Irwin Kostal Scholarship for Orchestration
    ASMAC is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 Bill Conti Big Band Arranging & Composing Competition and Irwin Kostal Scholarship for Orchestration. The Bill Conti Competition is open to ASMAC Student or Associate Members age 35, or under. The prize is given for an outstanding original composition or an arrangement of a pre-existing piece that has never been published nor publicly […]
    from NY Chapter Member Millie T. Martin The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers in LA, ASMAC happily introduced their new branch in New York City today as part of the celebration for ASMAC’s 82nd anniversary. The unveiling of the NYC branch gives inspiration at a time when the arts needs it the most. Three-time Tony Award winner Doug Besterman will act as the President, with Russ […]
  • ASMAC Video-on-Demand Masterclass Series
    Featuring streaming and downloadable videos of masterclasses presented by music industry experts, these classes were recorded live at ASMAC’s monumental sessions before audiences of professional colleagues and students. ASMAC masterclasses offer a rare opportunity to learn from these contemporary masters of arranging, orchestration, and composition. Artists such as Bill Homan, Kim Richmond, Bob […]

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    Perry Botkin, Jr.    Photograph by Lillian Elain Wilson  Composer of TV Themes For The Young The & Restless, Mork And Mindy, The ABC Friday/Sunday Night Movie  Arranger On Such Hits As “Wichita Lineman” And “Rhythm of the Rain” And On Albums by Artists like Bobby Darin, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peggy Lee, The Association, Harpers Bizarre, The Ronettes, And The Carpenters (LOS ANGELES, CA — January 21, 2021) Lifelong Studio City, CA resident, PERRY BOTKIN, JR., whose music was recently heard on the soundtrack of Sony Pictures’ 2017 summer blockbuster film, BABY DRIVER, as well as in a 2016 Super Bowl Prius commercial, […]
  • In Groundbreaking Election, Stephanie O’Keefe Named First Woman President in LA Musicians Union’s 123-Year History
    LOS ANGELES, CA (January 5, 2021) – Members of the American Federation of Musicians Local 47 shattered a more than century-old glass ceiling by electing Stephanie O’Keefe as the first woman president in the union’s 123-year history. Secretary/Treasurer Elect Danita Ng-Poss, originally from Malaysia, will be the first person of Asian descent to serve as a titled officer of the union. O’Keefe, a professional French hornist, began her career in the showrooms of Las Vegas in 1977, relocating to Los Angeles a decade later. She has performed and recorded with a variety of artists including Lady Gaga, Johnny Mathis, Frank Sinatra, Daft Punk, Dolly […]
  • Nathan Wang Mentors LA Inception Orchestra Students
    Here is a report from Akira Nakano from LA Inception Orchestra about Nathan Wang’s mentoring of students. “Nathan was amazing. He picked out an animation clip for the kids to score. We watched the scores that were submitted. He encouraged, expounded on, and gave awesome constructive notes on each one.  He was phenomenal and the kids loved him.  He even gave awesome suggestions to one young composer who submitted his entire cue on a recorder.  I rolled my eyes and said, “Needs work,” but Nathan filled in chord progressions and showed how the sections worked, which was a better approach. Nathan was amazing and is looking forward to […]