ASMAC Establishes Van Alexander Scholarship For Arranging

July 28, 2015

On Sunday, July 19th, ASMAC and the world lost a legend – our dear friend Van Alexander. He lived a long, creative and productive life as an arranger, bandleader, and composer… as well as a friend and mentor to so many. Most of the ASMAC Board were so pleased to have shared his 100th birthday with him just two months ago at Catalina’s.

“My heart is filled with sadness as we mourn the loss of Van Alexander, who leaves behind a great legacy as composer, arranger, and music director. But even beyond his music he impacted the life of so many as a long time board member and past president of ASMAC. Fond memories of Van will stay with us for the rest of our lives as he was a true friend and will be missed dearly by us all.”

Chris Walden, ASMAC president.
Van was an active member, an Irwin Kostal Award recipient and for most of his years with us, an active board member attending board meetings, committee meetings and luncheons.

ASMAC is proud to announce that, working with his family, we have established the Van Alexander Scholarship for Arranging. We hope to generate enough funds to establish an endowment for this Scholarship.

Contributions are tax deductible (ASMAC is a 501 c 3 organization) and may be sent to:

ASMAC – Van Alexander Scholarship Fund
5903 Noble Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91411

For questions please contact the ASMAC Office at (818) 994-4661, or email us at

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