Instructors

Fletcher Beasley

Fletcher Beasley

Fletcher Beasley, composer for film, television, commercials, video games, and interactive exhibits whose credits include the HBO feature film Roads to Riches. Mr. Beasley has worked with some of the top composers in the film and television world, contributing writing, orchestration, and programming.
Class:
Synthestration (Sum 13)

Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein

Charles Bernstein, Emmy Award-winning composer, has music in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds, Kill Bill, and has scored A Nightmare on Elm Street, After Innocence, Cujo, The Entity, and Love at First Bite. Mr. Bernstein’s television credits include Darwin’s Darkest Hour, Miss Ever’s Boys, Enslavement, The Sea Wolf, The Long Hot Summer, and Drug Wars, among many others.
Class:
Bringing the Power of Music to Film: A Film Scoring Seminar (Sum 13)

Michael Vail Blum

Michael Vail Blum, award-winning Music Industry Producer/Engineer whose works have contributed to the combined sales of over 100 million records, as well as making significant contributions to film, TV, commercials, and gaming. Mr. Blum has engineered several LPs for Madonna, and has worked with such artists as Pink Floyd, Bryan Ferry, Kenny Loggins, and Julian Lennon, among others. Mr. Blum has designed more than 60 recording studios in Los Angeles, and in his own Titan Recording Studio, has produced platinum artist Anastacia and discovered, recorded, and produced Kelly Clarkson, the first American Idol winner.
Classes:
Audio Recording Theory (Sp 13)
Creating & Operating Your Own Project Studio (Win 13)

Bobby Borg

Bobby Borg

Bobby Borg, major label, international, and DIY recording/touring artist with over 25 years’ experience in the music business. Mr. Borg is a music consultant, A&R adviser to music supervisors and independent labels, and a regular contributor to popular music business publications.
Classes:
Do-It-Yourself Music Marketing (Sp 13)
Music Publishing: A Creative and Business Perspective (Hybrid) (Sp 13)

Otto De Togni

Otto De Togni

Otto De Togni Apple Certified Master Trainer for Logic Studio, Digidesign Certified Pro Tools instructor, composer for commercials and TV, music and sound editor, Pro Tools and Logic engineer, and audio specialist. Mr. De Togni also writes an editorial column on music data processing and audio-pro solutions for Macworld magazine and Macworld Online.
Classes:
Introduction to Logic Pro (Sum 13)
The Complete Pro Tools and Logic Workshop (Sum 13)

Robert Drasnin

Robert Drasnin

Robert Drasnin, composer/conductor of scores for numerous television series, movies, and documentaries; former director of music at CBS. Mr. Drasnin’s television credits include The Twilight Zone; Mission: Impossible; The Wild, Wild West; and National Geographic specials. In 2007, Mr. Drasnin received the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award; and in 2008, he was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.
Classes:
Introduction to Orchestration (Sum 13)

Charles Fernandez

Charles Fernandez, Emmy- and Annie-nominated composer who has worked for most of the major studios as a composer on such animated series as Casper, 101 Dalmations, Doug, Aladdin, Mermaid, and Robot Chicken as well as many live and animated features.
Class:
Composing Music for Animation (Fa 12)

Richie Gallo, Senior Vice President, One Catalog Group, Rhino Entertainment. Formerly, Mr. Gallo was executive vice president of Universal Music Enterprises’ New Door and senior vice president of sales, distribution, and production at A&M Records/Polygram. He has implemented strategies to develop the careers of such artists as Sheryl Crow, Blues Traveler, and Soundgarden, and has worked with such artists as Bryan Adams, Janet Jackson, UB40, and Van Morrison.
Class:
Touring, Tour Accounting, and Merchandising (Win 13)

Craig Garfinkle

Craig Garfinkle

Craig Garfinkle, award-winning music producer and Emmy-nominated composer whose recent scores include music for the game Baldur’s Gate: The Dark Alliance II, the NBC series The Office, and the trailers for Vicky Christina Barcelona, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Halo II, and J. J. Abrams’s Star Trek. Mr. Garfinkle received the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year Award in 2011.
Class:
Film Scoring III: Workshop in Composing and Conducting to Picture (Sp 13)

Scott Glasgow

Scott Glasgow, composer who has recently finished scoring the feature film Riddle, starring Val Kilmer to be released in 2011-12. Some of Mr. Glasgow’s recent credits include National Lampoon’s The Legend of the Awesomest Maximus; Taking Chances; The Gene Generation; Bone Dry; Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles; and Chasing Ghosts. He was nominated for an International Film Music Critics Award for Best Comedy Score for the feature Lo.
Class:
Film Scoring II: Current Compositional Techniques (Sum 13)

Shane Glass

Shane Glass

Shane Glass, CPA, Business Manager, Glass Jacobson Group, a firm specializing in the financial affairs of entertainers and executives. Mr. Glass works with many well-known recording and touring artists as well as others in the music industry. In 2005, he served as the production accountant for the Paul McCartney US Tour, and in 2008, he served as the tour accountant for the Stevie Wonder domestic and international tours.
Class:
Touring, Tour Accounting, and Merchandising (Sum 12)

Gary Greenberg

Gary Greenberg, attorney with over 25 years of experience in the music industry, representing such clients as Jimmy Cliff, Sergio Mendes, Fantasia, Mike Tyson, Ramsey Lewis, and Dave Koz. He co-wrote the popular music industry book, Everything You’d Better Know About the Record Industry and the American Bar Association handbook How to Build and Manage an Entertainment Law Practice. Mr. Greenberg also is a professional drummer, whose credits include Nipsey Hussle and Bone Thugs ‘n Harmony.
Class:
Music Licensing: Turning Talent into Dollars (Sum 13)

John Hartmann

John Hartmann, veteran music agent, manager and record executive who has provided career direction for such artists as Chad and Jeremy, Sonny and Cher, Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, America and Eagles. Mr. Hartmann regularly lectures on the role of music management in the industry.
Class:
The Insider’s Guide to Music Management (Sp 13)

David Herrera

David Herrera, who has directed and produced music videos for nearly 10 years for such recording artists as Erykah Badu, Diplo, Rye Rye, Andrew Bird, members of The Black Keys and The Killers, and Beyonce’s musical director. Using the latest technology, Mr. Herrera creates visually striking concepts for the best up-and-coming recording artists on major and independent record labels. His work has been profiled in Rolling Stone, Lively Magazine, MVDB.com, The Huffington Post, and Paste Magazine, which recently named one of his productions among The Best Music Videos of the Decade.
Class:
Music Video Production Workshop (Sp 13)

Mark Hollingsworth

Mark Hollingsworth, Sibelius expert, session musician, composer, producer and arranger who has worked with legendary artists ranging from Santana to Luther Vandross, Alice Cooper to Stevie Wonder. His experience includes music for movies, television and cartoons in settings from symphony orchestras to jazz combos.
Class:
Workshop in Music Notation(Sum 13)

Owen Husney

Owen Husney, music manager and executive who discovered Prince and several up-and-coming artists to various major record labels, and whose clients have garnered 10 gold- and platinum-certified albums. Mr. Husney also has done marketing and promotion for such notable talents as Sonny and Cher, Alice Cooper, and the Rolling Stones. Currently, with his First American Entertainment Inc. company, he buys, sells and brokers artist catalogs of music, and consults for major record labels and artists.
Class:
Beyond the Creative: What You Need to Know about the Business of Music (Sp 13)

Dave Isaac

Dave Isaac, 3-time Grammy-winning producer, engineer, and musician who has collaborated with such superstars as Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, and Barry White. Mr. Isaac’s recent projects for his Titan Music & Film Works production company include his Pop/Funk CD featuring Marcus Miller, Patrice Rushen, and many more. He is co-producer and music consultant for Paul Allen’s Experience Music Project, a funk museum in Seattle, Washington.
Class:
The Record Production Process: Professional Practices (Win 13)

Kia Kamran

Kia Kamran, Attorney who represents a variety of music and entertainment related clients; who also serves as an executive board member of the Beverly Hills Bar Association’s Entertainment Law Section. Formerly, Mr. Kamran was an agent at Variety International where he worked on the booking and directing of the careers of the company’s diverse roster of nationally and internationally renowned touring acts.
Class:
Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business (Sum 13)

Dina LaPolt

Dina LaPolt, entertainment attorney at LaPolt Law, P.C. in Los Angeles, a boutique transactional entertainment law firm that specializes in representing clients in music, film, television, merchandising, and book publishing. The firm’s clientele includes prominent recording artists, songwriters, producers, music publishers, managers, independent record companies, merchandise and apparel companies, film production companies, directors, writers, authors, and actors. Ms. LaPolt received the UCLA Extension Department of the Arts Instructor of the Year Award in 2010.
Class:
Legal and Practical Aspects of the Music Business (Win 13)

Norman Ludwin

Norman Ludwin

Norman Ludwin, DMA, instrumentalist, composer; orchestrator; publisher; President, Ludwin Music, the world’s largest catalog of music for the double bass; professional bassist who has played on hundreds of feature film and television scores and records. As an orchestrator Dr. Ludwin’s recent clients have included Michael Giacchino and Chris Young.
Classes:
Writing and Scoring for Strings (Win 13)

Pablo Mathiason, music executive with over 20 years experience in discovering, developing and marketing talent. Mr. Mathiason ‘s most recent positions include director of Artist Relations for Greenpeace USA, and director of A&R for Starbucks Entertainment and for Jive Record/Zomba Music Publishing.
Class:
A&R: Making Music from Acquisition to Release (Win 12)

Doug Mattingly

Doug Mattingly, composer, lyricist, vocalist, arranger, and musician who has shared the stage with some of the biggest names in the music business. In addition to his solo career as a singer-songwriter-performer, Mr. Mattingly has been recording for other artists and touring the United States. He studied with jazz guitar legend Joe Diorio, LA Guitar Quartet member/composer Andrew York, and studio ace Steve Watson, and was a member of the award-winning ensemble Superaxe.
Class:
Arranging for Independent Artists and Music Producers (Sp 13)

Arlene Matza-Jackson

Arlene Matza-Jackson

Arlene Matza-Jackson, songwriter, producer, independent A&R, publisher, and music supervisor who has co-written songs with Kenny Loggins, David Foster, Guy Thomas, Bennett Salvay, Snuffy Walden, and Maurice White (EWF). Ms. Matza-Jackson is a recipient of the UCLA Extension Distinguished Instructor Award, 2006. Her other credits include songs for Earth, Wind & Fire and Lulu, and recently she, along with Guy Thomas, co-wrote the song “Sweeter Than Sweet” for the Hello Kitty, Hello World soundtrack.
Class:
Elements of Hit Songwriting (Sum 13)

Jonathan Merrill, award-winning composer, conductor, and producer whose vocal and instrumental music has appeared in hundreds of commercials and television episodes.
Classes:
Fundamentals of Conducting: From the Symphony to the Scoring Stage (Sp 13)

Lennie Moore

Lennie Moore

Lennie Moore, composer of music for the Watchmen Motion Comic and such video games as Magic the Gathering: Duel of the Planeswalkers, Dirty Harry, Dragonshard, The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Ring, Plague of Darkness, and Outcast (Infogrames, AIAS Best Music Nominee 2000). Mr. Moore also has composed and orchestrated music for feature films, television movies, and commercials.
Class:
Composing Music for Video Games (Online) (Sp 13)

Adam Marc Moseley, record producer, engineer and mixer who started his career at the legendary Trident studios in London, where he worked with Phil Ramone, Tom Dowd, Mutt Lange, Steve Lillywhite, Tina Turner, The Cure, Wet Wet Wet, Kiss, and Rush. Until recently, Mr. Moseley was based at The Boat studio in Silverlake where he recorded the likes of Beck, Wolfmother, Spike Jonze and many more. Recently, he mixed John Cale’s newest album, and is currently mixing the music for The Big Wedding, starring Robert De Niro.
Class:
The Record Production Process: Professional Practices (Sum 13)

Pablo Munguia

Pablo Munguia

Pablo Munguia, producer/mixer/engineer who has worked with such artists as Britney Spears, Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Lionel Richie, Robbie Williams, Seal, Alicia Keys, Paula Cole, Chris Botti, Michael Bublé, Gladys Knight, Carole King, and film composer Thomas Newman.
Class:
Introduction to Independent Music Production (Fa 12)

Myers, Elizabeth

Liz Myers

Liz Myers, Vice President, Trivers/Myers Music; composer and pianist for commercials and films who won a Clio Award for the arrangement of Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue created for United Airlines. Co-composer of the theme for the CBS Evening News, running nightly with Scott Pelley as the anchor.
Class:
Put Your Music to Work: Creating Music for Commercials (Win 13)

Peter Neff

Peter Neff

Peter Neff, composer whose credits include the film Mostly Ghostly (Universal Studios); video game Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly (co-composed with Stewart Copeland); promos for over 100 television shows, including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; Survivor; Big Brother; and 60 Minutes; commercials for Miller Lite, Pfizer, Food City, and the Arizona Diamondbacks; 30 music library CDs; and music placed in such television shows as The Sopranos, Parks and Recreation, Saturday Night Live, Dirty Sexy Money, Hannah Montana, and The Amazing Race.
Classes:
Survival Guide for Film and Television Composers (Win 13)
Electronic Composition for Film and Television (Sp 12)

Eimear Noone

Eimear Noone

Eimear Noone, composer and conductor, formerly conductor of the Dublin City Concert Orchestra. Ms. Noone conducted the inaugural performance of the Los Angeles Ballet in 2007; has conducted on the scores of many video games, including World of Warcraft and Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty; and on numerous films, including The Forlorn, starring Crispin Glover. She also is Music Director for the Los Angeles Irish Film Festival, and Director of the L.A. Conducting Salon.
Class:
Fundamentals of Conducting: From the Symphony to the Scoring Stage (Fa 11)

Marty Panzer

Marty Panzer, lyricist and producer with 35 gold and platinum records and four BMI Million-Play Awards; lifelong collaborator with Barry Manilow. Mr. Panzer’s songs have been recorded by such artists as Kenny Rogers, Julio Iglesias, Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, Frankie Valli, Dolly Parton, and Diane Schuur. He also has written lyrics for Lion King II, Pocahontas II, Mommy & Me, and has written and produced over 100 songs for Walt Disney.
Class:
Writing Lyrics That Succeed and Endure: Master Class with Marty Panzer (Win 13)

A. J. Paul, music consultant and international music agent who has worked with and promoted such artists as One Republic, Thin Lizzy, Lady Danville, Family of the Year, Jacks Mannequin, All American Rejects, The Roots, Rise Against, Eric Hutchinson, Paul Oakenfold, and Jason Derulo.
Class:
A&R: Making Music from Acquisition to Release (Win 13)

Nicole Poulos

Nicole Poulos, owner, Sideways Media, an online marketing company who helps artists maximize their presence in the digital space. A Certified Topspin marketing partner, Ms. Poulos has worked with such artists as Megadeth, Brooke Fraser, Linda Perry, Billy Idol, David Bowie, Poison, Ringo Starr, The Watson Twins, and others. Previously she was the project manager at klew media, the independent marketing division of the Welk Music Group.
Class:
Entrepreneurship for the Indie Artist (Win 13)

Jennifer Pyken, music supervisor, Lucky Duck Music; former vice president of film and television, Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Ms. Pyken’s television credits include Workaholics, The Neighbors, Las Vegas, Lost, Smallville, One Tree Hill, Alias, and Felicity. Her film credits include The Perfect Score, Happy Gilmore, My Boss’s Daughter, The Last Seduction, and Stuart Little 3.
Class:
Music Supervision for Film and Television (Sp 13)

Brian Ralston

Brian Ralston, award-winning composer and conductor whose credits include the independent feature 9/Tenths, directed by Bob Degus and starring Gabrielle Anwar; the Magnolia Pictures teen heist movie Graduation, starring Adam Arkin and Chris Marquette; the feature Don’t Fade Away, starring Beau Bridges, and, most recently, the SyFy original movie Battle of Los Angeles.
Class:
Electronic Composition for Film and Television (Fa 12)

Gale Rosenberg

Gale Rosenberg

Gale Rosenberg, Music Marketing Expert with over 30 years of music experience began her career at ABC Records and then moved onto MCA Records, Billboard Magazine, Mix Magazine, Creem Magazine, PolyGram Group Distribution and finally, the Wherehouse Entertainment retail chain headquarters before starting her own firm, Rock ‘n Retail, LLC in 1991. As President of Rock ‘n Retail (physical product marketing) and its’ sub-division Web ‘n Retail (online music marketing), clients have included: EMI/Capitol, Universal Music Group, EMI Distribution, Fontana Distribution and over 100 indie labels. Her firm has marketed over 250 artists including: Bush, No Doubt, Joan Jett, David Thomas, Black Crowes, Neal Schon, Stanley Jordan, Sevendust, Trace Adkins and many other major and indie artists.
Class:
Entrepreneurship for the Indie Artist (Su 13)

Steve Rothstein

Steve Rothstein, PhD, composer of numerous orchestral, choral, and chamber works.
Classes:
Anatomy of a Film Score (Sp 13)
Harmonic Principles in Tonal and Nontonal Music (Sum 13)
Secrets of Composition: The Process of Creating Music (Sum 13)
The Art of Counterpoint (Win 13)

Andrew Scheps

Andrew Scheps, producer and audio engineer who has worked on albums with U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Johnny Cash, Audioslave, The Mars Volta, Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, and Jay Z, among others. Mr. Scheps also has worked on numerous film and television scores, including Soul Food, The Mothman Prophecies, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, and The Rules of Attraction.
Class:
Audio Recording Theory (Sp 12)

Thom Sharp

Thom Sharp

Thom Sharp, Emmy Award-winning composer, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor whose composition credits include the television series Casper, Toonsylvania, The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, and Bonkers, as well as such films as Return of Jafar and The Land before Time.
Classes:
Film Scoring I: Form and Function (Sp 13)
Advanced Orchestration: Applied Techniques for the Studio and Scoring Stage (Sp 13)

Barry Squire

Barry Squire, former A&R executive at Columbia, Geffen, and Warner Brothers Records. Currently, Mr. Squire is an independent A&R consultant with a musician referral service that has assisted over 400 recording artists. His recent clients include Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Gwen Stefani, Korn, Weezer, She Wants Revenge, Ashlee Simpson, OK Go, Lauryn Hill, Jesse McCartney, and Macy Gray.
Class:
A&R: Making Music from Acquisition to Release (Sum 12)

Darryl Swann

Darryl Swann, Grammy Award-winning independent record producer and audio engineer who has worked with such artists as Macy Gray, producer Rick Rubin, Mos-Def, John Frichante of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Erykah Badu, and the Black Eyed Peas.
Class:
Create and Produce Your Own Music Project (Sp 13)

Phil Swann

Phil Swann, nationally known songwriter, record producer, and creativity teacher whose songs have been recorded by such artists as Lee Ann Womack, Lee Greenwood, Kristin Garner, and John Berry, as well as featured in television and motion pictures. Mr. Swann also has written for the musical stage, including the critically acclaimed musical comedy, The Man Who Killed Romeo and Juliet.
Class:
Professional Songwriting for the Commercial Market: A Weekly Workout (Fa 12)

Matthias Weber

Matthias Weber

Matthias Weber, Emmy Award-winning film and TV composer, songwriter, and arranger whose credits include the feature films Dead in Three Days I & II; The Visit; The Juror; and Surrender Dorothy, starring Diane Keaton. Mr. Weber also has worked on such television series as Desperate Housewives, The North Shore, The West Wing, The Shield, and The Sopranos. He has written songs and lyrics for Daughtry and Stanfour, among others, and his most recent arranging credit was on the latest album by British cult artist Tricky.
Class:
Electronic Composition for Film and Television (Sp 12)

Mark Winkler

Mark Winkler

Mark Winkler, platinum-selling lyricist and songwriter who has written for such artists as Dianne Reeves, Nancy Wilson, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Liza Minnelli, and has written or co-written songs for 5 musicals, including Naked Boys Singing!, Bark!, Too Old for the Chorus, and Play It Cool. Mr. Winkler just produced a CD for legendary artists Houston Person and Barbara Morrison to be released in spring of 2013. As an artist, his last CD of mostly original tunes, Sweet Spot, was voted one of the Top 5 Vocal CDs by Jazz Times magazine.
Class:
Crafting Great Lyrics: A Songwriting Workshop (Sp 13)

Steven Winogradsky

Steven Winogradsky

Steven Winogradsky, JD, Partner, Winogradsky/Sobel; former president, Association of Independent Music Publishers and California Copyright Conference.
Class:
Music Publishing: Law and Business (Fa 12)

Howard Wolf, concert producer and talent buyer with over four decades of experience, beginning with such artists as The Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, The Doors, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, and continuing through to the present time. His concert audiences have varied in size from 1,000 to 70,000. During the nostalgia era, with artists like The Platters, Drifters, Diamonds, Shirelles, and Little Anthony, he produced approximately 30 to 40 shows a year over a ten year period.
Class:
Touring, Tour Accounting, and Merchandising (Sum 11)

Lindsay Wolfington

Lindsay Wolfington, Music Supervisor, Lone Wolf Music Supervision whose credits include the TV series The Client List, One Tree Hill, The Sing Off, The Bold & the Beautiful, Ghost Whisperer, the webseries Runaways, the feature Self Medicated, and the documentaries Lose Your Mind: Mindless Behavior, Swing State Ohio, and Recyclers
Class:
Music Supervision for Film and Television (Sp 13)

Jennifer Yeko

Jennifer Yeko, President, True Talent Management, a firm that specializes in managing independent artists and bands and music supervising and licensing music for film and television. Ms. Yeko has placed her clients’ material in over 50 film and television projects, including such hit TV shows as Sex and the City, The OC, Laguna Beach, The Ghost Whisperer, Pepper Dennis, Windfall, Reunion, Boston Public, North Shore, One Tree Hill, Summerland, Dawson’s Creek, Party of Five, Roswell, and MTV/The Real World.
Class:
Music Supervision for Film and Television (Sp 12)

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