ASMAC 75th Anniversary Celebration Luncheon

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Studio City, CA

Sportsmen's Lodge - Starlite Room
12833 Ventura Blvd.

Luncheon runs 11:30am - 3:00pm
To purchase tickets or get more info, call 818.994.4661 or email

Master of Ceremonies: Michael Giacchino

Special guests include ASCAP members Van Alexander, Larry Blank, Bruce Broughton, Jorge Calandrelli, John Clayton, Bill Holman, Johnny Mandel, Mike Lang, Conrad Pope, Chris Riddle, Laurence Rosenthal, Frank Sinatra Jr. and several other surprise guests.

This special celebration will include:

  • A reunion of members, officers and board members and ASMAC award recipients, Master Class presenters and their families
  • An exhibit of historic documents, including photographs and scores.
  • Speakers, a historical video and special guests.
  • A re-dedication of the organization to its mission to serve composers, arrangers, orchestrators and other music professionals.
  • A no-host cocktail reception with live music and celebration lunch

A group of composers and arrangers writing music for movies, being dissatisfied with the lack of appreciation for their efforts, decided to band together and form an organization to promote their general interests. They named the group The American Society of Music Arrangers (ASMA), the predecessor to ASMAC. In 1991 the name ASMA was changed to ASMAC, a recognition of the fact that most members were also practicing composers. The membership has now grown to over 250 and the goals and camaraderie are also continuing to expand by welcoming members who are, or have been, active in the preparation of music for movies, theatre, recording, television and live performances.

Through monthly luncheons, seminars, master classes and workshops, plus "Honor-Our-Own" events, ASMAC offers the public, including emerging professionals and students, opportunities to learn more about the art and craft of arranging and composition. ASMAC provides various scholarships in the names of Don Costa/Gordon Jenkins/Nelson Riddle and the Bill Conti Award for Big Band Arranging and the organization continues to recognize leaders in our field by presenting its Golden Score Award, The President's Award, and The Irwin Kostal Award.