New Monthly Tradition… FIRST WEDNESDAYS

ASMAC First Wednesdays


Let’s talk about music, arranging, orchestration and composing; listen to great music; welcome new members. Bring your questions and wisdom to share. Each month will have a different subject and different presenter.

For our first meet-up we will be featuring a presentation and discussion of:

John Barry’s James Bond Scores presented by Charles Fernandez

John Barry scored 11 bond films and his experience with the franchise spanned 25 years – From Dr. No (As the arranger of the theme) thru The Living Daylights (with a few other composers in-between). You’ll hear and see many clips demonstrating his work throughout the series, presented by Charles Fernandez.

Charles Fernandez is an Emmie and Annie Nominated composer who began composing for television and film in 1989. He has composed for television series such as Disney’s Little Mermaid; Disney’s Aladdin; Universal’s Casper Cartoon Series (For which he received two Emmy and one Annie Nomination); Disney’s Doug; Disney’s 101 Dalmations; Dreamworks’ Toonsylvania, Disney’s Bonkers, Robot Chicken, among others. Among films he’s written for are Doug’s 1st Movie/Disney; Aladdin III/Disney; The Pebble and the Penguin/MGM; All Dog’s Go To Heaven II/MGM; Aladdin and the King of Thieves/Disney; All Dogs Christmas Carol/MGM; Babes in Toyland/MGM; Tom Sawyer/MGM; Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein/Universal; The New Adventures of Tom Thumb and Thumbalina/Artisan; Jingle Bells/Artisan and The Tangerine Bear/Artisan.

He has also works on countless trailers and many concert works, including Spirits Rising: The Texan Rider; Persepolis Bazaar; Holiday Horn Concerto; Oboe Concerto; Tone Poem for Clarinet and Strings; the Ballet “The Statue” and numerous other Chamber, Concert Band and Orchestral works. Most recently he orchestrated and conducted the Trailer for James Bond’s Latest, Spectre.


Laptop or tablet optional for close up score study, projection provided.
FREE for ASMAC members, $10 for guests.
Meet-up & Check-in: 7:00-7:30 PM.
Program: 7:30-10:00 PM.

Note Revised Location:
Los Angeles Valley College, 
in the Recital Hall
5800 Fulton, Van Nuys CA
Corner of Fulton and Oxnard