On August 16, 2020, we hosted our first online composing challenge called Short Liszt! We provided the participants with three musical parameters and they had two hours to compose, mockup, and produce up to 40 seconds of music. We then met on Zoom with other members of the ASA community to play the compositions live…

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On August 16, 2020, we hosted our first online composing challenge called Short Liszt! We provided the participants with three musical parameters and they had two hours to compose, mockup, and produce up to 40 seconds of music. We then met on Zoom with other members of the ASA community to play the compositions live…

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Rest In Peace Ennio Morricone

The Academy of Scoring Arts wishes to express its condolences, deep respect and gratitude to the artistry of Maestro Ennio Morricone (1928 – 2020). We join the community in mourning the loss and celebrating the legacy of this legendary composer whose life and work is an inspiration to us all.  

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The Los Angeles Live Score Film Festival features short films with original scores performed live-to-picture. The 2019 festival on Saturday, July 20th at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre is presented by Helix Collective in collaboration with the Academy of Scoring Arts. Films for the 2019 festival are curated by the faculty at the L.A. Film School, New York Film Academy –…

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The ASA team would like to congratulate all of this year’s Emmy nominee’s including past guests Siddhartha Khosla, Kris Bowers and Derek Waters! Here are all of the nominees in the music category: Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) Barry • What?!HBO • HBO Entertainment in association with Alec Berg and HanarplyDavid…

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Conducting to Picture

The Academy of Scoring Arts presented The Art of Conducting to Picture led by Los Angeles Film Conducting Intensive faculty Jorge Mester and Angel Velez on September 1st, 2018! This INFOrum was a sold out event! We went over conducting basics, how to work with clicks, punches and streamers and discussed baton techniques. Four lucky maestros…

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We’re proud to be a returning sponsor of the LA Live Score Film Festival! Selected film composers are paired with a winning filmmaker to create an original score for the festival. The film is screened with the score performed live by the renowned performance and recording ensemble, Helix Collective. The screening includes an interview with the…

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We teamed up with the New York Film Academy to host an industry panel and networking event on July 12th, 2018 at the NYFA theater in Burbank. The ASA knows how important is the filmmaker collaboration is to our community, so we wanted to create an event that brought filmmakers and composers together in the same…

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