promoting the art 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 NYC Presents: Contemporary Theatre Orchestration - Style, Electronics and Rhythm Section

LA 12 PM  NY 3 PM  UK 8 PM  


Contemporary Theatre Orchestration - Style, Electronics and Rhythm Section







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Four of the most renowned of Broadway’s new generation of orchestrators discuss the techniques and tools they use to create the contemporary sound of musical theater.

Interviewed by Brian Usifer (Frozen, Kinky Boots), we'll hear scores and discussion from John Clancy (Mean Girls, The Prom), Tom Kitt (Jagged Little Pill, Sponge Bob Squarepants), Alex Lacamoire (Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton), and Kenny Seymour (Ain't Too Proud, Amazing Grace). Topics will include writing for the rhythm section, using Ableton in live performance and integrating contemporary pop/rock styles into the Broadway sound.

Don't miss this look at state-of-the-art orchestration for the theater.


JOHN CLANCY is a New York City born and based arranger and orchestrator. Broadway: Diana (Netflix Release 2021), Mean Girls (Tony nom.), Fun Home (Tony/Drama Desk noms.), The Prom (w/L. Hochman), Tuck Everlasting, Shrek the Musical (w/D. Troob, Tony/Drama Desk noms.), Cats 2016 (Dance Arr.), Off-B’way/Regional: Gun & Powder, Becoming Nancy, Fortress of Solitude, The Secret Life of Bees (w/D. Shiek), Soft Power (dance arr.) Jasper in Deadland, string arr. for Rhianna: NBA All-Star Game. New Irish Tenors: Full Orchestra Arr. Orlando Symphony, 2018 Tony Award Opening song by Sara Bareilles/Josh Groban, Goodspeed: Just So. As drummer and/or music director: Corey Glover of Living Colour, Darlene Love, Solange Knowles, Blood Orange, Chrissy Amphlett of Divinyls, Kasim Sulton, Danielia Cotton, Alexa Joel, Constantine Maroulis of American Idol, Randy Newman, Carly Simon, Kidz Bop Live! nat. tours; and worked with Bono and Edge of U2 on Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark.

Upcoming shows include: 1776 (Diane Paulus Revival), The Notebook (Ingrid Michaelson), Kimberly Akimbo (Jeanine Tesori).


TOM KITT (Composer/Arranger/Orchestrator/Music Supervisor) received the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama as well as two Tony Awards for Best Score and Best Orchestrations for Next to Normal. He is also the composer of If/Then (Tony Nom); High Fidelity; Bring it On, The Musical (co-composer with Lin-Manuel Miranda); Almost Famous (written with Cameron Crowe); Superhero; Disney’s Freaky Friday (Stage Production and Original Disney Channel Movie Musical); Dave; and The Winter’s Tale, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Cymbeline (The Public’s NYSF).

As a music supervisor, arranger, and orchestrator, credits include The SpongeBob Musical (Tony Nom); Jagged Little Pill (Tony Nom, Grammy Nom, Drama Desk Award); Head Over Heels; Grease Live!; Rise (NBC); and American Idiot. His work with Green Day also includes additional arrangements for their Grammy Award-winning album 21st Century Breakdown and their album trilogy, ¡Uno! ¡Dos! ¡Tré! Tom received an Emmy Award as co-writer (with Lin-Manuel Miranda) for the 2013 Tony Awards opening number "Bigger". Other Television Songwriting credits include the 2019 Tony Awards Opening Number "Live!", a musical episode of Royal Pains, and songs for Penny Dreadful and Sesame Street. As a musical director, conductor, arranger and orchestrator, Tom's credits include the Pitch Perfect films, 2Cellos featuring Lang Lang (Live and Let Die), The Kennedy Center Honors, 13, Debbie Does Dallas, Everyday Rapture, Hair, Laugh Whore, Pippin (Deaf West), and These Paper Bullets. Upcoming projects include The Visitor (Public Theater) and Flying Over Sunset (Lincoln Center Theater, Fall 2021). Tom is also now a recording artist at Sony Masterworks and will soon begin recording his debut album.


Event Date Saturday, December 19, 2020 12:00 pm
Registration Start Date Saturday, December 12, 2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date Saturday, December 19, 2020 3:00 pm
Individual Price Free
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