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SCL Seminar: Vocalize Your Toolbox with SAG/AFTRA Singers
The SCL & SAG-AFTRA Present:

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
7:30PM to 9:30PM
AFM Local 47 | Auditorium
817 Vine St
Los Angeles, CA 90068

(Free Parking behind main entrance)

Join us for a night of choral exploration and analysis, as an ensemble of 43 professional SAG-AFTRA session singers read through three of our member-composers' choral pieces in a mock recording session. Top session singers Ayana Haviv (Transparent, Call of Duty: Black Ops III) and Suzanne Waters (Mob City, X-Men: Days of Future Past) will demystify the path to perfect vocal writing and recording in a truly hands-on experience of process and pitfalls.

The workshop will focus solely on American musical genres, e.g: jazz, barbershop, musical theater, gospel, pop, country, American folk, blues, rock, etc. (no classical or "standard film music"). The singers will read through the pieces twice, as if in a recording setting, and offer feedback on optimizing efficiency of recording, voice leading, and other tips. The three scores selected for the workshop are:

Solitude (Ellington) - Arr. William Malpede. William will conduct.
Psyche: A Rock Opera - Cindy Shapiro. Jack Wall will conduct.
Down In A Hole (Jerry Cantrell, Alice in Chains) - Arr. Mark Smythe. Mark will conduct.

PDF copies of selected scores will be emailed to registered attendees, prior to the event. Please print copies/load onto your iDevice if you wish to view them during the workshop.
Many thanks to all the members who submitted scores for the workshop. The reviewing SAG-AFTRA committee noted the high quality of submissions.

The event will be followed by a Networking Mixer, with drinks and snacks provided by the SAG-AFTRA Singers Committee.


*** Please note: this event is NOT being webcast. ***


The Los Angeles SAG-AFTRA Session Singers are not simply one ensemble, but a large and diverse community of excellent, experienced, and versatile singers specializing in multiple genres. Collectively, they have sung on the scores of literally thousands of Hollywood movies, television shows, and video games, in styles ranging from classical to animation characters to Tibetan throat singing – sometimes all on the same score. They have sung vocals on the releases of hundreds of different recording artists, in every style from pop, country, and urban to jazz, rock, and rap. They have sung and recorded music for nearly all of the theme parks and cruise lines on earth. They have added their vocals to countless television, radio, and internet commercials. See for details.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: click "Attend Event" below and
enter your first and last name (no spaces) in the promotion code field for free SCL Member ticket.

$20 for Non-member college STUDENTS with valid student I.D.

THE SOCIETY OF COMPOSERS & LYRICISTS (SCL)  is the non-profit premier organization for professional film, television, video game, and musical theater composers and lyricists, and those working in our industry such as orchestrators, arrangers, music supervisors, music agents, music attorneys, music editors, copyists, recording engineers, and related jobs, with a distinguished 70-year history in the fine art of creating music for visual media. Current SCL Members include the top creative professionals whose experience and expertise is focused on many of the creative, technological, legal, newsworthy and pressing issues of the film music, television music, game music, and musical theatre industry today.


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