Academy of Scoring Arts (ASA) INFOrum

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Studio City, CA

Vitello's Restaurant
4349 Tujunga Ave.

10 am until noon: Special guest John Dickson, ASCAP composer of hit series Burn Notice and many other projects.

Moderator: Dave Wesley.

$10. Reservations and Info: (818) 769-0905

About John Dickson:

Texas native John Dickson is an active composer and arranger working in film and television. He has composed the main title and underscore for USAŹ¼s smash hit Burn Notice, and has written scores for many television series, burned-out pilots, TV movies and films including the Leslie Bibb film Miss Nobody, The Fall of Sam Axe, Fox's The Good Guys, Killer per Caso, A Galaxy Far Far Away and too many SyFy features including Mammoth, Alien Lockdown, Lost Colony and Mark Lester's Pterodactyl. He has provided additional music and orchestrations for film and TV projects such as XXX, Cool World, The Wonder Years,Crossroads, Stephen King's The Stand, Who Killed the Electric Car? and many others.

John worked with jazz legend Chick Corea as an orchestrator/arranger for the 2000 Grammy Award-winning Spain for Sextet and Orchestra, recorded by Chick and the London Philharmonic. He is a four time ASCAP TV and Film Music Award winner.

John has scored numerous national ads and trailers for clients including Disney, Mattel, Honda, GM, O & M, J. Walter Thompson and ABC, and his compositions have appeared in everything from The Oprah Winfrey Show to All My Childrenand General Hospital, to The Today Show, the NFL on FOX and ABC World News Now. As an arranger/orchestrator John has worked with some of the all time greats including Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Billy Joel, Liza Minnelli, Johnny Mathis, Patti Austin, Eddie van Halen and Kenny Loggins, and he has performed and/or recorded on horn, piano or vocals with artists such as Alanis Morissette, Harry Connick Jr., Shirley Horn, Alan Parsons, Mick Fleetwood, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Lionel Richie and "Weird" Al Yankovic. He has played on dozens of film scores, TV shows, and commercials. He's a member of SAG, AFTRA, RMA, AFM, ASCAP and the Society of Composers and Lyricists.