Thornton alumni create the Los Angeles Film Conductor’s Intensive
USC Thornton alumni David Newman (MM ’82, Violin) and Angel Velez (MA ’14, Music Education) have teamed to create the Los Angeles Film Conductor’s Intensive (LAFCI), a conductor training program designed for media composers. LAFCI hosts regular workshops and seminars to train artists in the nuances of conducting for film, television, and video game recording sessions, with sessions led by established Hollywood composers and arrangers.
Newman is an accomplished film composer with over 100 feature credits and an Academy Award nomination. Velez is a winner of the American Prize in Orchestral Conducting and currently serves as conductor of the Helix Collective ensemble.