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National Conference


FEBRUARY 1-3. 2018


University of California, Irvine

Dr. Stephen Tucker


Click Here or scroll to the bottom to Register.



Registration Fee: $160 (Early Bird Special of $130 available until Jan 1, 2018.)


Hotels -

Hilton Garden Inn ($129/night)

Click here to book online

Or Contact:

Hannah Hanrahan, Sales Coordinator



Airport - 

John Wayne/Orange County/Santa Ana

(Message from our host - "Whatever you do, do NOT go to LAX.")


Preliminary Schedule (Click here to download)

Wednesday – Jan 31

Recommended arrival day

Informal evening festivities TBA


Thursday – Feb. 1  L.A.

11:00am – bus to Disney Hall

12:30pm – Walt Disney Hall tour

1:30pm – Lunch

2:30pm - Film composer panel discussion, sound stage visit

                      Eastwood Studios – Conrad Pope

8:00pm - LA Phil concert, Gustavo Dudamel, conductor


Friday – Feb. 2    UC Irvine, School of Arts

7:00am – Breakfast in Hotel

8:00am – Buses to UC Irvine

8:30am - Donuts/Coffee

9:00am – Welcome

9:30am – Plenary Concert/Presentation

    Unearthing Americas Music Treasures: The Library of Congress Project

    University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra, Kevin Bartram, presenter/conductor

11:00am – Plenary Session

      ASMAC Hollywood Composers Panel Discussion (Jonathan Allentoff, chair)

12:00pm - Lunch

1:10pm – Visiting Orchestra Concert; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Jun Kim, conductor

2:30pm – Presentations

      The Atlanta School (Alexandra Dee)

      Young Peoples Concerts(Patrick Reynolds)

      Panel Discussion – The Orchestral Arrangements of Theodore Thomas (Paul Luongo, chair)

3:30pm – Presentations

       The Collaborative Rehearsal (Teresa McCreary)

       Maestro Media (Jonathan Girard)

4:15pm – Presentations

       The Orchestra as Inclusive Classroom (Jaemi Loeb)

       The Legacy of Otto-Werner Mueller (Virginia Allen)

5:30pm - Banquet and Keynote John Williams, Carl St. Clair, Alan McMurray

8:00pm - Pacific Symphony, Segerstrom Hall, Carl St. Clair, conductor

          Brahms: Symphony no. 3

           Prokofiev: Piano Concerto, no. 2


Saturday – Soka University

7:00am – Breakfast in Hotel

8:00am – Bus for SOKA

8:30am – Donuts/Coffee

9:00am – Plenary Session

    Panel Discussion on Collaboration (Sergio Bernal, chair)

10:00am  – Plenary Session

    Strings of the L.A. Philharmonic

11:00am – Regional Meetings and Lunch

1:00pm – Visiting Orchestra Concert

   University of Northern Arizona, Dan O’Bryant, conductor

2:20pm - Young Conductor workshop (3 conductors tba)

    Alan McMurray, clinician

4:00pm - General meeting

5:00pm – Dinner on your own

7:00pm – Host Concert – SOKA Performing Arts Center

     UC Irvine Symphony Orchestra

       Dr. Stephen Tucker, conductor


Sunday, Feb 4

Recommended departure day

National board meeting (Regional Presidents, please plan to attend)


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2018 National Conference Registration

17 November 2017 -
Irvine and L.A., California