promoting the arts of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

promoting the art of Music Arranging, Composition and Orchestration within the entertainment industry community and the general public.

ASMAC Master Class Series: Ira Hearshen

LA 12 PM  NY 3 PM  UK 8 PM 

ASMAC Master Class Series 

Featuring: Ira Hearshen 

Moderated by Sylvester Rivers 

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Pre-Register for ASMAC'S Master Class Series with Ira Hearshen and Moderated by Sylvester Rivers.

About Ira Hearshen

Ira's first arrangements were for the W.S.U. Marching Band of Along Comes Mary, a pop song of the time, and concert band transcriptions of the entire Rodeo ballet suite by Copland and the 2nd (scherzo) movement of the Shostakovitch 10th Symphony.

Hearshen moved to Los Angeles in 1972 and started playing trumpet on casuals and the Latino club scene. He started studying commercial and film music at the Grove School with teachers such as Kim Richmond, Allyn Ferguson, Dick Grove, and Albert Harris. It was thru studying orchestration privately with Harris that Hearshen got his first opportunity for T.V./Film work. In 1983 Harris recommended Ira to composer Joe Harnell who needed orchestration help on 2 concurrent series he had going; Cliffhangers and The Incredible Hulk. It was this experience that began Hearshen's career as a film music arranger/orchestrator.

He has steadily worked since as an arranger/orchestrator in Motion Pictures, T.V., and Recordings, for such composers as; Randy Newman, Lalo Schifrin, John Debney, Stanley Clarke, Lee Holdridge and others.

You can learn more about Ira by visiting his website:


About Sylvester Rivers

Composer, arranger and pianist Sylvester Rivers has recorded with numerous hit artists including Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, The Jacksons, Sammy Davis, Jr., Dionne Warwick, Nancy Wilson, Kenny Rogers, Johnny Mathis, Aretha Franklin, New Edition, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Barry White, Marc Bolan & T. Rex, Ray Parker, Jr. & Raydio, Deniece Williams, The Fifth Dimension and many others. Composing, arranging and orchestrating for television and film, as well, such as the television series, “Fame,” songs for the Kevin Bacon/ Laurence Fishburne film, “Quicksilver,” “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo,” “The Arsenio Hall Show” and numerous others, he has been prolific in producing music throughout a wide spectrum.

Find out more about Syvester Rivers by visiting his website:


Stay tuned for more details about the July Master Class Series!


Event Date Saturday, July 11, 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date Sunday, June 28, 2020 4:00 pm
Cut off date Saturday, July 11, 2020 10:00 am
Individual Price $9.95
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