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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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LA Live Score Film Festival 2019

July 16, 2019

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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ASA Congratulates 2019 Emmy Nominees!

July 15, 2019

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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Many New Additions to the Library

May 15, 2019

Since our last update, we have been very busy adding a good number of new videos to our online library. These videos are available in full to our members, while highlight videos are free to the public. We welcome you to check out: Christopher Willis and The Death of Stalin Our ongoing score study of…

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New to the Library: Carlo Siliotto and Debussy’s La Mer

September 23, 2018

Our online library now has two new additions: an interview with Italian composer Carlo Siliotto, and our first installment of our ongoing long-form study of Claude Debussy’s La Mer. We began this study in June, and continue it as we tackle a portion every month and learn what we can from Debussy’s masterpiece.

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Conducting to Picture

Conducting Workshop in Collaboration with LAFCI

September 2, 2018

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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