ASMAC will present The Art of Music Preparation Part 2

February 13, 2016

ASMAC continues the First Wednesday’s tradition with The Art Of Music Preparation Act II! Featuring a panel of veteran copyists: Ross deRoche, Liz Finch, and moderator Kim Richmond at the Musician’s Local 47 auditorium with lots more in depth discussion on the art of music preparation.


“Music Prep” Panel
Including: Ross DeRoche, Liz Finch,
and Kim Richmond

Demonstration by Jim ciancaglini

Wednesday, March 02, 2016 – 7:30pm


@ Musician’s Local 47
817 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038

FREE for Members & $10 Guests; Free Parking

(7pm Check-in)

Please note our new location:
AFM Local 47 – Auditorium

817 Vine St.
Hollywood, CA 90038

* ASMAC Members who would like to share music at a FIRST WEDNESDAYS event, please contact [email protected] attn: Milton Nelson

Topics will include notation rules and techniques, tips for orchestrators, budgets, Finale, Sibelius, midi file transfer, master rhythm parts, careers in music prep and lot’s more. Jim Ciancaglini of Valle Music will return with an encore demonstration of his masterful music binding techniques. There is sure to be lots of audience interaction. Bring your questions and wisdom to share.

Ross deRoche  Guardians of the Galaxy, Birdman, White House Down, Mr. & Mrs. Smith,“300”, “2012”, Watchmen, End of the World, The Day After Tomorrow, The Revenant, Unfinished Business, Healer, The 33, Call of Duty-Black Ops II & III; 1996, 2002 Olympics.

Liz Finch, who holds a MA degree in theory and composition,  has worked as a copyist for many years in both recording and live performance, in the studio music libraries and independent music preparation offices, as well as independently for many high -profile arrangers and composers. She was sometimes known as “the girl” at a time when there were very few women in the profession.   With the move to more digital music production, she has also served as an orchestrator for many films with composers such as Hans Zimmer, John Powell, and Steve Jablonsky

Kim Richmond (host)  ASMAC President, Composer, Studio Musician, Emmy nominated arranger. Orchestration for Knight Rider, Arranger for Lalo Schifrin, Buddy Rich, Kim Richmond Jazz Orchestra. Orchestra member: Stan Kenton, Louis Bellson, Bob Florence, Bill Holman, and Vinny Golia. Educator: USC, UC Fullerton, Cal Arts.

Jim Ciancaglini, Valle Music Reproduction Disney, The Tonight Show, Universal-MCA, 20th Century Fox, Warner Brothers, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, The Boston, Cleveland, and Cincinnati Symphonies, Aaron Spelling Production, John Addison, Lalo Schifrin, John Cacavas, The James Guthrie Music Library.

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