COVID-19: What We’re Doing
The ASA community has always been exactly that: a community. Our events have thrived on the gathering of fellow music professionals and aspiring professionals. As the world adjusts to the new risk associated with the pandemic, we would like to assure our members and fans that we are managing and planning our events with great care, balancing the realities of society dealing with the virus with the mission of the organization.
Our event on March 14, the Goss-Gershwin Challenge, has been postponed. Originally scheduled to be a live, in-person event with our guest Thomas Goss, we will instead hold this event on March 21 at 11am Pacific Time, and, for the first time in the ASA’s history, we will be live-streaming the event.
Looking ahead, our next scheduled event is presented in tandem with Fans of Film Music and features a Q&A and meet-and-greet with composer John Powell on April 11, 2020. (This event is already sold out.) For the time being, we’re keeping this event on the calendar. We will be closely monitoring the situation and will plan to reschedule the event once we have a clearer view of what will be appropriate. In the event the ongoing crisis forces cancellation of the event, ticket holders will be refunded.
We are actively working on future events for the remainder of the spring and summer. We will be exploring all available options, especially live-streaming, in order to continue to bring you high quality, inspiring events. Stay tuned to our newsletters and social media feeds as we make the necessary adjustments until life gets back to normal. Meanwhile, as we are all exercising some form of restraint and have potential additional time in our homes and studios, may this be a rich season of music-making ahead, and I hope that the resources that we’ve created and published over the past decade, all available on this site, are a source of inspiration and knowledge to you.
David Das, ASA President