Aug 26th – LA Ravel with David Das and Neal Desby

Summer break is over! We’re excited to continue with our score study and bring you more exciting industry guests. This Ravel Group will mark the beginning of our “Score of the Month” series, where each session we’ll look at new score with fresh techniques to absorb. This month we’ll focus on John Adam’s Short Ride […]


June 24 – Ellington Group with Scott Healy

On the 24th we’ll delve in to Ellington’s “Such Sweet Thunder”. This piece is a great example of the use of riffs, space, harmony, layering, groove, and economical jazz writing. There’s so much to say, I bet it takes an hour at least. Then we will begin a detailed study of large ensemble voicing, the […]


June 17 – LA Ravel with Special Guest Lyndon Johnston Taylor

America! We continue our score study by finishing the last section of West Side Story and looking at its stunning orchestration. We’ll then look at one of the biggest hit songs from the show, America, including the forbidden Hollywood version! Our guest is Lyndon Johnston Taylor, principal second violinist with the LA Phil. Lyndon will […]


May 20 – LA Ravel with Hollywood and London A-List

David Cripps, Don Williams, and Sara Andon have played on some of the biggest and most anticipated films of all time. The first Star Wars to the record smashing The Force Awakens, Zootopia to X-Men: Apocalypse. Hear what it’s really like to be on stage when history is made, and get priceless advice on how […]


May 13 – INFOrum: Music of Bond with Charles Fernandez

John Barry scored 11 bond films and his experience with the franchise spanned 25 years – From DR. NO, as the arranger of the theme, through THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, with a few other composers in-between. You’ll hear and see many clips demonstrating his work throughout the series, presented by Charles Fernandez. Charles Fernandez is an Emmie […]