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 NYC and SCL NYC present: Film, TV and Media Music Production in NYC

LA 4 PM  | NY 7 PM  | JP 9AM (+1 day)  |  SYD 11 AM (+1 day)

ASMAC NYC presents: Film, TV and Media Music Production in NYC

in cooperation with the Society of Composers and Lyricists New York



Allison Leyton-Brown

Amy Crawford

Ned Paul Ginsburg

Greg Pliska


In this two-hour seminar composer/orchestrators Ned Paul Ginsburg, Greg Pliska and Allison Leyton-Brown, along with composer-producer Amy Crawford of Man Made Music will reference personal experiences creating music in New York over the last two decades, in such diverse areas as motion pictures, animated children's series, sports and news programs, podcasts, documentary, and more. The emphasis will be on music recorded with ensemble players, though all-synth production will also be included. The process of interacting with clients, along with the nuts and bolts of orchestration, synchronization and mixing will be touched upon.



Amy Crawford bio coming shortly.



Ned Paul Ginsburg: composer / orchestrator. Composing awards: NEA, NARAS, SGA, Jazz Educators, Downbeat Magazine. Shows: “Boynton Beach Club”, “Betwixt & Between”, “A Crown of Straw”, “They Chose Me”; tv/film: Disney Channel, CBS, ABC, etc. Orchestrations: "Michael Collins" (Warner Bros.); Broadway (contributor):“Kiss Me Kate”, “Aladdin”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Zhivago”, “Liza At The Palace”, “Minnelli On Minnelli”, “Gershwins’ Fascinatin’ Rhythm”, and for many off-Broadway/regional shows and celebrity entertainers. His lecture, “The Composer/Orchestrator Collaboration” has been delivered in academic settings in the U.S., France, Germany, Taiwan, Bosnia, New Zealand and Australia.


Allison Leyton-Brown is a prolific composer, musical director and pianist. Highly in-demand for her work in new audio media, Allison has scored numerous popular podcasts, including Chasing Cosby (LA Times),Verified (Stitcher), The Horror of Dolores Roach (Gimlet/Spotify), Man in the Window (Wondery), This American Life (NPR), Get WIRED (Condé Nast), The Argument (NY Times), TED Talks Daily (TED Inc.) and more. Allison has scored a diverse selection of television shows, documentaries and children’s content including Peg+Cat (PBS Kids) as well as original musicals like the recent international touring production of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show (UK/Canada/Asia). Allison teaches and lectures frequently on media scoring and music in a dramatic context.


Greg Pliska is a composer, conductor and orchestrator whose diverse career includes award-winning work in theater, film, television and other media. His recent orchestration work includes new themes for CBS Evening News and Face the Nation, IMAX, and many others. He was music director for the Tony-winning play WAR HORSE, and is orchestrator for the off-Broadway musical TREVOR. Greg’s compositions include music for the off-Broadway comic hit, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR as well as the Broadway play SYLVIA and several Shakespeare in the Park productions. Greg is currently developing a new piece, A MOST DANGEROUS MAN, based upon the life of labor leader and civil rights activist Walter Reuther. Greg is arranger/orchestrator for the indie-folk band Hem, and has worked with dozens of recording artists, including Carly Simon, Duncan Sheik, James Iha, Michael Stipe, Karen Elson, Cat Power, Jim Salestrom and Tony Trischka. He is currently an SCL Board Member and chair of the NY Steering Committee.


Michael Starobin is a renowned orchestrator and arranger working on Broadway and in Hollywood. He has been the orchestrator for some of Broadway's most innovative musicals such as Falsettos, Sunday in the Park with George, Assassins (2004 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations) and Next to Normal (2009 Tony Award for Best Orchestrations). He was the conductor and orchestrator for Disney's animated film The Hunchback of Notre Dame, orchestrated the songs for Tangled and contributed orchestrations to the film versions of Chicago, Nine and Beauty and the Beast (2017).


Event Date Tuesday, November 10, 2020 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date Tuesday, November 3, 2020 12:00 pm
Cut off date Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7:00 pm
Individual Price Free
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