2014 Golden Score Awards – Michael Giacchino, Jorge Calandrelli

12 August 2014

Musical achievements of Michael Giacchino and Jorge Calandrelli were showcased at 2014 Golden Score Awards on September 28.


A musical evening featuring live performances, video and personal tributes

will benefit ASMAC’s educational programs.

Los Angeles, CA (August 5, 2014) – “The American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC) and Composers & Arrangers Foundation (CAFA) will honor the award winning film and television composer Michael Giacchino with the 2014 Golden Score Award – Composing, and arranger/composer/producer Jorge Calandrelli with the 2014 Golden Score Award – Arranging,” announced ASMAC President Chris Walden.  “Both men are world renowned in their respective fields and we are excited to have this opportunity to recognize their achievements this year.”   The annual awards ceremony will be held September 28th in the Ahmanson Ballroom at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.

In the mid 90’s, Michael Giacchino began composing for Disney Interactive, and by 2001 was composing for television and film simultaneously. His credits include TV series Lost, Alias and Fringe, video games — Medal of Honor and Call of Duty series, and feature films such as Mission: Impossible III, The Incredibles, Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness, Cloverfield, Ratatouille, Up, Super 8, Cars 2, and John Carter, plus the current Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, receiving numerous awards and nominations for his work including  two Grammys, a Golden Globe, a Bafta and an Oscar.

Jorge Calandrelli has a lifetime of accomplishments and awards from arranging, composing, conducting and producing for individual artists including Tony Bennett, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Michael Bublé, Yo-Yo Ma and Placido Domingo to name a few.  His arranging and composing credits run the gammit  from films such as The Color Purple and Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon to his sought after Concerto for Jazz Clarinet and Orchestra as well as a multitude of award winning albums and performances that have garnerd him 27 Grammy nominations, six Grammys won and two Oscar nominations among other prestigious awards.

For seventy-six years, ASMAC has sought to preserve a tradition of excellence among composers, arrangers and musicians in general, encouraging younger musicians to achieve their goals through workshops, mentoring, and scholarship programs. Proceeds from The Golden Score Awards benefit ASMAC’s educational programs, master classes, archival projects, and scholarship programs in composition and arranging.

The Gala evening will begin at 5pm with cocktails and silent auction, followed by a gourmet dinner at 6:30pm, and the awards presentation and program.  A few surprises are promised.  For additional information, sponsorship / tribute journal advertising opportunities, and ticket sales, please call 818.994.4661 or email scherr@asmac.org.

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