Orchestration with Dr. Norman Ludwin

Orchestration I: June 1 - July 20 13, 2019
Orchestration II: Sept. 7 - Oct. 26, 2019

Saturdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
@ Local 47, Rehearsal Room 7


Free classes for AFM Local 47 members!

Taught by Dr. Norman Ludwin — an active session bass player, teacher, composer, and orchestrator — the classes offer AFM members a unique hands-on learning experience using real film scores with an industry professional. Focusing on practical knowledge and fundamental techniques, the course is modeled after the one Ludwin teaches at his Extension Film Scoring Program at UCLA.

Orchestration I covers the basics: ranges, strength and weaknesses of the instruments, transpositions and how to orchestrate clearly and effectively. (Please note the July 20 class has been canceled and this material will be included in a double-class on June 29.) Prerequisites: basic music fundamentals, including the ability to read the treble and bass clefs.

Orchestration II presents a heavy focus on film music. Using current scores, Ludwin will instruct on selections from Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, among others. Prerequisite: Orchestration I (or equivalent) or experience as an orchestral player.

Even if you have limited or no experience in orchestration, members are strongly encouraged to attend these classes to learn this important craft that can boost your career.

Please note: While the course is free, students will be required to purchase "The Fifteen Lesson Course" book from the instructor for $25 (ebook) or $30 (hard copy).

Read more about the classes here.

Registration is now CLOSED