First WEDNESDAYS (02-03-16)

January 15, 2016

ASMAC FIRST WEDNESDAYS continues on February 3rd 2016 at 7:00 PM with The Art of Music Preparation. Join us for a special and informative event with a panel of expert music copyists who will discuss how to make the most out of a musician’s performance by providing the best possible manuscript.


“Music Prep” Panel
Including: Bob Bornstein, Ross DeRoche, Dave Giuli, and Kim Richmond
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 – 7:30pm

@ LA Valley College, in the Recital Hall
5800 Fulton
Van Nuys, CA

FREE for Members & $10 Guests; Free Parking

The LA Valley College is at the corner of Fulton & Oxnard
Meet-up & Check-in: 7:00-7:30 PM
Program: 7:30-10:00 PM

Thoughtful music preparation saves time and money at recording sessions and rehearsals. Topics will include important tips for orchestration, notation rules, computer notation, part layout, binding, preparing midi for orchestration, proofreading, various careers in music preparation, budgets, and much more. Refine your skills as an orchestrator, composer and music copyist by attending this once in a lifetime event.  We will have a Q&A between attendees and panelists. Technical questions about Finale and Sibelius will be included.

Door Prizes include Make Music’s Finale 2014.5.

Bob Bornstein  (featured speaker) Paramount Music Department, Avatar, Titanic, Mission Impossible, Apollo 13, A Beautiful Mind, Spy Hard, Star Trek Films, Radio, The Thomas Crown Affair, Patriot Games, Schindler’s List, Coneheads, Naked Gun 331/3, Addams Family Values, Academy Awards.

Ross deRoche  Guardians of the Galaxy, Birdman, White House Down, Mr. & Mrs. Smith,“300”, “2012”, Watchmen, End of the World, The Day After Tomorrow, The Revenant, Unfinished Business, Healer, The 33, Call of Duty-Black Ops II & III; 1996, 2002 Olympics.

Dave Giuli  Disney Music Department, Star Trek Into Darkness, Jurassic World, Tomorrowland, Inside Out, High School Musical 3, Pirates of the Caribbean, Spider Man 2, The Core, Something’s Gotta Give.

Kim Richmond (host)  ASMAC President, Composer, Studio Musician, Emmy nominated arranger. Orchestration for Knight Rider, Arranger for Lalo Schifrin, Bubby Rich, Kim Richmond Jazz Orchestra. Orchestra member: Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia. Educator: USC, UC Fullerton, Cal Arts.

Jim Ciancaglini,  Valle Music Reproduction
Disney, The Tonight Show, Universal-MCA, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Boston, Cleveland, and Cincinnati Symphonies, Aaron Spelling Production, John Addison, Lalo Schifrin, John Cacavas, The James Guthrie Music Library.

* ASMAC Members who would like to share music at a FIRST WEDNESDAYS event, contact  Attn: Milton Nelson

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