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ASA Member Spotlight: Rachel Hardy

June 29, 2021

ASA MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Rachel Hardy ASA Membership Level: Philharmonic Composer, Musician: Vocalist, Media Creator Members of the ASA Community can contact me for: Professional Opportunities, Mentorship, Remote Recording GET TO KNOW RACHEL HARDY I loved the Back to the Future score study! Back to the Future is one of my favourite films and Alan Silvestri’s…

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ASA Board Member Spotlight: William Malpede

June 29, 2021

ASA BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: WILLIAM V. MALPEDE   ASA Membership Level: Board Member, Philharmonic Composer, Orchestrator, Musician: Keyboardist, Engineer, Media Creator, Student, Educator Members of the ASA Community can contact me for: Professional Opportunities, Mentorship, Remote Recording GET TO KNOW WILLIAM V. MALPEDE Interviewing and learning from legendary percussionist Emil Richards   Oh, let’s make…

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ASA Board Member Spotlight: Vice President Reuven Herman

June 17, 2021

ASA BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: VICE PRESIDENT REUVEN HERMAN ASA Membership level: Vice President, Board Member, Philharmonic Composer, Orchestrator, Musician Members of the ASA community can contact me for: Professional Opportunities, Mentorship GET TO KNOW REUVEN HERMAN Too many to count! But one great event that we put on was the score study of John William’s…

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Short Liszt, Op. 2: The Two Hour Composing Challenge Winners!

August 24, 2020

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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Short Liszt, Op. 1: The Two Hour Composing Challenge Winners!

August 17, 2020

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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Sabrina Hutchinson of Defiant PR Joins Advisory Board

July 31, 2020

The Academy of Scoring Arts is thrilled to announce that Sabrina Hutchinson of Defiant PR, a longtime friend of the organization, has joined our Advisory Board. For more than 20 years Sabrina Hutchinson has been in the business of making sound creators sound great. As an entertainment industry insider and super-connector, Hutchinson lives and breathes…

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Rest In Peace Ennio Morricone

Rest In Power, Ennio Morricone

July 6, 2020

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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COVID-19: What We’re Doing

March 12, 2020

[updated July 8, 2020] 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…

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In Memory: Emil Richards (1932-2019)

December 14, 2019

The ASA remembers the life and career of veteran Hollywood percussionist Emil Richards, who died in Los Angeles on December 13, 2019 at the age of 87. Richards started playing the xylophone at age six. In high school he performed with the Hartford Symphony Orchestra. He studied with Al Lepak at the Hartt School of…

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Our Biggest Announcement To Date!

October 9, 2019

When Ron Jones founded the Academy of Scoring Arts, it was an informal way to get friends together, study some music, and enjoy a meal. The organization has grown immensely since then, yet Ron’s founding values remain the same. The ASA is proud to provide a space for creatives to sharpen skills, study with the…

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