ASMAC Executive Board Vice President
Milton Nelson is a composer, orchestrator, arranger and pianist. He is based in the Los Angeles area and is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. A few of Milton’s credits include Arrangement and Orchestration for the 2016 Tony Awards Opening Production number, Supervising Orchestration includes Disney’s The Game Plan and You Again, Dreamworks’ She’s the Man, Showtime’s Reefer Madness the Musical, Jackie Chan’s The Myth Chinese Zodiac, Kung Fu Yoga and Lifetime’s Christmas With Holly. Additional film orchestration includes My Dog Skip, Haunting in Connecticut and Return to Nim’s Island.
As a composer of additional music, Milton’s work includes Pokemon, Scooby Doo, Green Lantern and Scrubs. On nationally syndicated television shows, Milton was the house band keyboardist and arranger for the Martin Short Show; The Wayne Brady Show was his home for three seasons as arranger. He recently orchestrated for the LA Opera, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pasadena Pops Orchestra and the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra in China. Milton shares his knowledge as an instructor/tutor for international Thinkspace online courses in film orchestration and composition. He enjoys his volunteer involvement as a Board Member with ASMAC (American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers), a national non-profit music organization.