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This will be of interest to John Williams fans in Los Angeles, especially composers, where the Academy of Scoring Arts meets oncee a month for an in depth study of orchestration. We are currently studying Star Wars Suite.

The ASA was founded by Ron Jones (Family Guy, Star Trek: The Next Generation) to create a community where working composers could come together to study orchestration—Ravel, Stravinsky, John Williams—and to share information and ideas among their peers. This orchestration group, also called by its nickname the “Ravel Study Group,” continues to meet once a month in LA, led by Ron. In a few short years, it has expanded to chapters all over the US and Canada. The orchestration study concludes in its third hour with a guest speaking on orchestration or composition. These have included Bruce Broughton, Tyler Bates, Eddie Karam, and first-call percussionist Don Williams, who often co-leads the Star Wars Suite orchestration study, and who is brother of composer John Williams.

In addition to the study group, the ASA alternates semi-monthly with “INFOrums,” seminars designed to appeal across disciplines to people working in the industry, but not necessarily as composers. Recent INFOrums have featured panels of picture editors, entertainment attorneys, music supervisors, hit songwriters, audio engineers, and a conducting workshop with David Newman.

Read press about the orchestration study group here: http://symphonyinternational.net/score-reading-in-studio-city-getting-under-the-hood/

Follow us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Academy-of-Scoring-Arts/294966900566223

or visit our web site: http://www.academyofscoringarts.com/

The ASA was recently granted 501c3 status as a California non-profit.

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