Orchestration with Dr. Norman Ludwin

Orchestration I: June 1 - July 20, 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. Orchestration II will present a heavy focus on film music. Using current scores, Ludwin plans to instruct on selections from Michael Giacchino, Thomas Newman, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, among others.

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.

Read more about the classes here.