A few times each year, ASMAC takes the time to highlight two of our outstanding members – composers, arrangers, orchestrators – individuals who have created works in any single or multiple arenas. This May, we honor two highly talented and respected individuals who have also served as Board Members of ASMAC.
Please join us as ASMAC “Honors Our Own”
Duane Tatro and Glenn Jordan
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 – 11:30am
Catalina’s Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90028
Duane has composed extensively for television and film as well as written live concert media works for orchestra, wind ensemble, chamber ensembles, and electronic instruments. In his early career, he worked professionally as an instrumentalist, playing clarinet, saxophone and bassoon.
His film and television credits include: Hotel, Dynasty, Loveboat, Matt Houston, Glitter, Hawaii Five-O, Barnaby Jones, Tales of the Unexpected, Most Wanted, Super Star, Manhunter, Cannon, Streets of San Francisco, Cades County, M.A.S.H., Mission Impossible, Mannix, Australia, A Timeless Land, and many Movies of the Week.
Mr. Tatro has participated in Meet the Composer programs at both San Diego and New Mexico State Universities, where he lectured on 20th Century music and composing for films.
His few of his concert works include:
“Concerto for Amp. Guitar and Chamber Orchestra,” which premiered at Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History (1977), Charles Blackman, Conductor.
“Serenade and Aubade,” for string orchestra, premiered (1981), Southeast Symphony, Charles Blackman, Conductor.
“Tuba Quartet,” (1989) performed by the Los Angeles Tuba Quartet.
“Fantasia,” for concert band, premiered at the Society of Composers, Inc. Conference, University of Hawaii (1999), Grant Okamura, Director, “Untitled Lament” for Mixed Chorus and Chamber Orchestra (1999).
“Capriccio” for flute, viola, harp (2000)
Mr. Tatro studied with composers Arthur Honegger, Darius Mihaud, Halsey Stevens, and George Tremblay. He received his Bachelors Degree from the University of Southern California, with additional studies in Paris France. He is listed in the International Who’s Who in Music (1975), the Encyclopedia of Jazz (1955), and the Dictionary of International Biography (1976).
Glenn Jordan is an award winning songwriter, composer, producer, singer and performer whose music is heard every day by millions of people.
Glenn’s credits as a composer include scoring and providing music for over a thousand episodes of television programs and films in the last 15 years, including The X-files, Millennium, Biography, Doug, 101 Dalmatians, Catdog and Something About Mary. As composer/musical director of Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Glenn was nominated for 4 Emmys and won the Emmy Award in 1991. As composer on Audubon’s Animal Adventures he won the Genesis Award in 1996 in recognition of his work to increase awareness of the plight of endangered species.
He scored 9 feature length documentary films for Enduring Freedom Productions over the last 5 years. The latest 4 are Betty White: Champion for Animals, The Clintons: An American Odyssey, The Reagan Legacy, and JFK Remembered: 50 Years Later for Warner Brothers.
As a former member of the group Sha Na Na he toured the world, and performed for audiences as large as 135,000 people.
His orchestral works have been performed by the Indianapolis and Denver symphonies. His theme park commissions includes “Supersonic Flight” for Six Flags/Great Adventures and “Interactive Wonderland” part of the “Spaceship Earth” attraction at Epcot.
Glenn is one of only 9 people in the world who is qualified and licensed to teach The Equal Interval System of Music Composition created by Lyle “Spud” Murphy.