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Free Orchestration Classes Return to Local 47

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Saturday Mornings 10am – 1pm
Local 47 Serena Kay & Earl Williams Auditorium

Courses offered paired or individually FREE to Local 47 members in good standing

Taught by Dr. Norman Ludwin, an active session bass player for film and TV, composer, and orchestrator who has recently worked on “Jurassic World,” “Inside Out,” “Tomorrowland,” and “Zootopia”

Part of Local 47’s continuing series of free classes for members, in his paired Orchestration I and II course Dr. Norman Ludwin offers members a unique hands-on learning experience, taught by an industry professional. For both classes students will have access to online resources with an interactive website that includes essential class materials, scores and listening samples. Even if you have limited or no experience in orchestration, all members are strongly encouraged to attend these free classes to learn this important craft that can boost your career. Space is limited; RSVP required: rsvp@promusic47.org

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Hollywood Orchestration: From LA to Fenway


Local 47 orchestration professor Dr. Norman Ludwin brings his popular class to Boston

Dr. Norman Ludwin, UCLA Extension School professor, Local 47 member, orchestrator and author, spoke to a large audience of students and community members on Sunday, Oct. 4 at the Fenway Center in Boston, Massachusetts. Continue reading

Orchestration I & II classes taught by Dr. Norman Ludwin

AFM Local 47 presents two eight-week courses:

Orchestration I

Saturdays: June 21 – Aug. 23*
(*no classes July 12 or 19)
10 am – 1 pm @ Local 47
Class sessions involve score study, instrumental demonstrations, and performance and discussion of student assignments. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of music fundamentals; e.g. notes, keys, scales, meter, etc. The course will culminate with a recording by professionals of an orchestration for seven players written by the students (fee for the musicians will be collected by the instructor).

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Orchestration II

Saturdays: Sept. 13 – Oct. 25
10 am – 1 pm @ Local 47
Students will analyze selected excerpts from orchestral film scores by Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman, Chris Young and more, and compose sketches for various ensembles and orchestral configurations. The course will culminate with a recording by professionals of an original chamber work for seven players (string quintet, oboe and horn) written by the students.

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Dr. Norman Ludwin

Dr. Norman Ludwin

Offered as a paired course or individually. Free to Local 47 members in good standing. Space is limited. Call to reserve your spot today!

Taught by Dr. Norman Ludwin: instrumentalist, composer, arranger, publisher, and professional bassist who has played on hundreds of feature film and television scores.

For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Jeff Surga: 323.993.3179, jeff.surga@promusic47.org