ASMAC Educational / Community Outreach Program

ASMAC advocates for the arts of music arranging and composing through educational and networking events. This includes events for public awareness about the art and history, master classes for music students pursuing a career in music composition, arranging, and related arts as well as continued education for professionals at the advanced level. The events feature top professionals in the music industry and expert presenters. The audience participates in Q and A in the online chat room which is loaded with additional educational content and links.

Composer, arranger, producer Tony Guefen shares about the educational value of ASMAC


The role and impact of the arranger to music is still not fully understood by the general public– and some musicians as well- even when its impact and contribution have been key to the development of popular music in the past 100 years. Given ASMAC’s mission and purpose as well as the need to educate the general public and musicians, ASMAC is taking a leading role in disseminating and educating audiences by means of a sound educational/community outreach program.


ASMAC seeks to educate new audiences on the role and impact of the music arranger and composer by presenting a series of talks at educational institutions ranging from middle and high schools to universities and community colleges.


ASMAC provides active music professionals who deliver presentations to universities, colleges and schools. The presentation shows the roles, differences, and commonalities encountered in the music careers of the music arranger, composer, songwriter, orchestrator and music producer, as well as defining all the elements of music used by these music professionals to accomplish their duties. The presentation is enhanced with music examples, as well as personal insights, given by the ASMAC presenter.

Virtual Presentations

ASMAC holds frequent online masterclasses and events attended by students and professionals of all ages world wide.

Students are given the opportunity to interact and network with top music professionals. Most events are free of charge or at a nominal fee.

ASMAC is proud to collaborate with the Los Angeles Inception Orchestra by having our members mentor young composers.

Live Presentations

On Monday, November 19, 2019, ASMAC produced its first educational and community outreach activity at the Lincoln Heights Youth Arts Center (LHYAC). The event was sponsored by Norka Regalado from Rudy Regalado Foundation and embraced by Angelica Loa Perez from LHYAC. Young music students and their parents were exposed to the different careers in the music industry through a lecture and a demonstration. Participant Board members included Gayle Levant, Raymond Torres-Santos (chair), Bruce Healey, Ira Hearshen, Bonnie Janofsky and Milton Nelson as well as film composer Nathan Wang, who talked about his score for the new film, “Playing with Fire”. All attendees were so satisfied and excited that they asked our organization to sponsor other similar presentations at the Center and other similar educational institutions.

NAMM Presentation

On January 18, 2020, ASMAC presented the topic, Music Arranging in the 21st Century, at the Music Educator Showcases as part of the 2020 NAMM Show.

College and Career Prep

Visit ASMAC partner organization Los Angeles Inception Orchestra’s page for college and career prep:

Alexandra Rhodes of Rhodes Educational Consulting shares her knowledge on applying to college with students from our partner organization, the Los Angeles Inception Orchestra:

Contact Us

If you want ASMAC to give a presentation at your educational institution, please contact us.

In November 2023, Sylvester Rivers had a conversation and interview with the students of Jackson High School in Ohio.