Master Class with Charles Fernandez

On July 22nd, 2017 ASMAC will be presenting a masterclass on writing for animation, present by Emmie and Annie nominated composer Charles Fernandez.

Traditional Animation


11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Check-in: 10:30 am
Rancho Cordillera del Norte’s NEW MISSION THEATER
9015 Wilbur Avenue,
Northridge, CA 91324


$25 Members & Students / $40 Non-Members


In this 3 hour presentation, we’ll be going through the process of composing a cue for animation from start to finish. You’ll get all the materials you need to do it on your own after the event.

We’ll start with the different levels of animation composition, then move to:
• Instrumentation
• Musical Concept
• Timings
• Building a tempo map
• Laying out the score
• Expanding a small amount of musical material
• Translating action to music
• Dealing with dialogue

And much more…

Charles Fernandez is an Award Winning composer who has worked in the TV, Film and Concert Music World since 1983. He is a multiple Emmy and Annie nominated composer, orchestrator, conductor and bassoonist and has worked on countless series, films, trailers and composed many works for band, orchestra and chamber groups.

As a media composer he has composed for television series such as Universal’s Casper Cartoon Series (For which he received two Emmy and one Annie Nomination); Disney’s Little Mermaid; Disney’s Aladdin; Disney’s Doug; Disney’s 101 Dalmatians; Dreamworks’ Toonsylvania, Disney’s Bonkers, Cartoon Networks’ Robot Chicken as well as films such as Doug’s 1st Movie; All Dogs II, Pebble and the Penguin among many others.

As a teacher, he teaches at UCLA Extension (Film Scoring III and Music for Animation, and for the last 17 years has been an instructor for, A course for composition/orchestration for media based out of London, England.

For the concert stage his recent premieres include: “South Rampart Street Parade” (From Billy May’s Arrangement) for concert band; “Spirits Rising: The Texan Rider” for Tarlton University in Stephenville, TX; “Persepolis Bazaar” for the San Jose Concert Band; “Holiday Horn Concerto” for Horn and Band/Orchestra as well as “Americana Trio” for Flute, Clarinet and Bassoon”; ”Cruise and Star” for Saxophone Sextet and Harp, “The Quiet House and the Mouse”, (Last year’s NFA winner for new Flute Ensemble Music) for flute choir among many others.

His most recent premiere is his Frolic for Tuba and Concert Band.

Please come out and join us!

The event will take place at the beautiful Rancho Cordillera del Norte’s NEW MISSION THEATER
9015 Wilbur Avenue,
Northridge, CA 91324
At the corner of Nordhoff and Wilber. (Enter on Wilbur)

“The Rancho” is a pastoral place that reflects the romance and history of Indian-Spanish-Mexican California. Indeed, the bells in the bell tower, named after Saints, were cast in Latin America during the Colonial Period; the facade of our on-site New Mission Theater was painted by renowned Mission Art authority Dr. Norman Neuerburg in the style of Padre Junipero Serra’s Chapel in Jalpan, State of Queretero, Mexico.