Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association

Film, TV and Media Music Production in NYC


90 minutes


7:00-9:00pm ET // 4:00-6:00pm PT

Zoom Meeting – Hosted by ASMAC



Please Note: ASMAC is managing RSVPs + Zoom link for this event


In this seminar co-presented by the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC) NYC and the SCL New York, composer/orchestrators Ned Paul Ginsburg, Allison Leyton-Brown and Greg Pliska join composer/producer Amy Crawford to discuss their experiences creating music in New York, for a wide variety of media. They will focus on music recorded with ensemble players, MIDI production, the nuts and bolts of orchestration, synchronization, mixing and client interaction.


Amy Crawford is VP, Executive Music Producer AND Director of Artist Relations at Man Made Music. She has creative directed and/or created music and sound for global brand and entertainment clients including Disney, HBO, Citi, AT&T, Hulu, Paramount Network and CMT. Her orchestral arrangement of the CBS Evening News Theme is heard nightly to an audience of more than 7 million viewers. As Director of Artist Relations she is the go-to for producing top artists in the studio as well as opening MMM’s studios to collaborations with performers, writers and producers both emerging and established.

Amy has toured and performed internationally at a wide range of music festivals and venues, including as a featured artist at the renowned Montreux Jazz Festival. Prior to joining Man Made Music, Amy was active as a solo artist, opening for such Grammy Award winners as The Zac Brown Band to the rapper Wale; she toured as the keyboardist/vocalist for legendary tropicália band Os Mutantes for multiple years, and has maintained a long-standing professional relationship with the MacArthur “Genius” composer Anthony Braxton, helping him to realize his most ambitious operatic & improvisational works both live and in the studio.

Ned Paul Ginsburg is a composer and orchestrator with numerous awards to his credit. Composing awards: NEA, NARAS, SGA, Jazz Educators, Downbeat Magazine. Shows: Boynton Beach Club, Betwixt & Between, A Crown of Straw, They Chose Me; TV/film: Disney Channel, CBS, ABC, etc. Orchestrations: “Michael Collins” (Warner Bros.); Broadway (contributor): Kiss Me Kate, Aladdin,Beauty and the Beast, Zhivago, Liza’s at the PalaceMinnelli On Minnelli, The Gershwins’ Fascinatin’ Rhythm, and for many off-Broadway/regional shows and celebrity entertainers. His lecture, “The Composer/Orchestrator Collaboration” has been delivered in academic settings in the USA, France, Germany, Taiwan, Bosnia, New Zealand and Australia.
Allison Leyton-Brown is a composer, musical director and pianist. In demand for her work in new audio media, Allison has scored numerous podcasts, including Chasing Cosby (LA Times),Verified (Stitcher), The Horror of Dolores Roach (Gimlet/Spotify), Man in the Window (Wondery), This American Life (NPR), Get WIRED (Condé Nast), The Argument (NY Times), TED Talks Daily (TED Inc.) and more. Allison has scored a diverse selection of television shows, documentaries and children’s content including Peg+Cat (PBS Kids) as well as original musicals: the international touring production of Elmer the Patchwork Elephant Show (UK/Canada/Asia). Allison teaches and lectures frequently on media scoring and music in a dramatic context.

Greg Pliska is a composer, conductor and orchestrator whose diverse career includes award-winning work in theater, film, television and other media. His recent orchestration work includes new themes for CBS Evening News and Face the Nation, IMAX, and many others. He was music director for the Tony-winning play War Horse, and is orchestrator for the off-Broadway musical Trevor. Greg’s compositions include music for the off-Broadway comic hit, The Government Inspector as well as the Broadway play Sylvia and several Shakespeare in the Park productions. Greg is currently developing a new piece, A Most Dangerous Man, based upon the life of labor leader and civil rights activist Walter Reuther. He is arranger/orchestrator for the indie-folk band Hem, and has worked with dozens of recording artists, including Carly Simon, Duncan Sheik, James Iha, Michael Stipe, Karen Elson, Cat Power, Jim Salestrom and Tony Trischka.

Greg is a current Board member for the Society for Composers & Lyricists, and chairs the SCL New York Steering Committee.


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