Academy of Scoring Arts
Fostering the collaboration and education of musicians, composers, and filmmakers.
We are an educational nonprofit organization catering to a vibrant community of talented individuals across all filmmaking disciplines. Join us in learning, creating and connecting!
Here are a few of the events we host:
Ravel Group is a monthly orchestration study group and meet-up for composers.
INFOrums are informative panels of creatives including composers, producers, directors, and editors.
Ellington Group is a monthly study group focusing on jazz composition, arranging, and history.
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Game Music with Jason Graves
Erich Korngold and the Adventures of Robin Hood
Thad, Duke, and Some College Chords
Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain
A few of our past guests…
Ron Jones, composer (Family Guy, Star Trek Next Generation)
Dawn Soler, Senior Vice President of Music, ABC Studios
Dan Wilson, Grammy-winning singer/songwriter/producer (Adele, Dixie Chicks)
Richard Bellis, composer, arranger, and lecturer (SCL, USC, Television Academy, ASCAP)
Tim Simonec, orchestrator and conductor (Call of Duty, Alias, Lost, Ratatouille)
Penka Kouneva, game/film composer and orchestrator (Prince of Persia: Forgotten Sands, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Matrix)
Mark Watters, Emmy-winning composer and conductor (Disney, Pixar, MGM, NBC)
Jeremy Konner, director of film and TV (Another Period, Drunk History)
David Newman, composer (War of the Roses, Tarzan, GalaxyQuest, The Nutty Professor, Ice Age)
Mike Lang, pianist/keyboardist (John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Newton Howard, Henry Mancini, Elmer Bernstein, Hans Zimmer, Michael Bolton, Barbra Streisand)
Gene Cipriano, woodwind player (Frank Sinatra, Natalie Cole, Elvis Presley, Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney, Miles Davis)
Mark Adler, Emmy-winning composer (Francis Ford Coppola, Philip Kaufman, Martin Scorsese)
Richard Niles, composer, arranger, producer (Paul McCartney, Ray Charles, Cher, James Brown, Mariah Carey, Michael McDonald)
Charles Fernandez, Emmy-nominated composer, orchestrator, and conductor (Disney, Adult Swim, MGM)
Russell Brower, composer and Emmy-winning sound designer (Tiny Toon Adventures, Animaniacs, World of Warcraft)
David Silverman, animator and director (The Simpsons, The Road to El Dorado, Monsters Inc., Ice Age: Continental Drift)
Mark Griskey, video game composer (LucasArts, Marvel, Disney, Ubisoft, Sega)
Bruce Broughton, Emmy-winning composer (Silverado, Tombstone, The Rescuers Down Under, The Presidio, Miracle on 34th Street)
Tyler Bates, composer, songwriter, and producer (Guardians of the Galaxy, Salem, 300)
Cliff Eidelman, composer (Star Trek VI, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Big Miracle)
Gernot Wolfgang, composer (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra)
Ira Hearshen, arranger and orchestrator (Randy Newman, Lalo Schifrin, John Debney, Stanley Clarke, Lee Holdridge)
Derek Waters, writer, actor, director (Drunk History)
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