About the Author

Name: Ron Hess

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Bio: Ron Hess works as a studio conductor, orchestrator, copyist and score supervisor in Los Angeles, where he’s well-known for his quick ability to ferret out the most hidden performance problems and spot score glitches rapidly. He holds a Master’s Degree from the New England Conservatory, and is considered one of the top Finale experts in Los Angeles. Learn more about the life of this "hired gun" by visiting his website at www.ronhessmusic.com

Articles written by Ron Hess

Studying Orchestration: What Does a Viola Taste Like?

January 13, 2009

Ron Hess explores a variety of aspects of learning the art and craft of learning orchestration

Conduct Yourself Accordingly, Part 7: Last-Minute Cramming For The Big Exam

December 23, 2008

Ron Hess continues his series with a look at preparing for the scoring stage.

Whither Thou Goest, AFM?

November 20, 2008

Ron Hess, FMM’s “The Chart Doctor”, talks about the future of musicians and the AFM

Conduct Yourself Accordingly: The Secret Magic of Beat Patterns

November 20, 2008

Ron Hess talks about great beat patterns when conducting

Adventures In Orchestration: From Piano To Ensemble, Part 5

October 15, 2008

Ron Hess wraps up his series “From Piano to Ensemble” with Part 5.

Adventures In Orchestration: From Piano To Ensemble, Part 4

October 15, 2008

Ron Hess continues his series “From Piano to Ensemble” with part 4 of 5

Adventures In Orchestration: From Piano To Ensemble, Part 3

October 7, 2008

Ron Hess continues his look at the progression from piano to ensemble in Part 3 of the series.

More from this Author

Adventures In Orchestration: From Piano To Ensemble, Part 2

Ron Hess continues his look at orchestration in part 2 of this article series.

Adventures in Orchestration: From Piano to Ensemble, Part 1

Ron Hess explores the art of orchestration

Sibelius vs. Finale: How To Choose?

Ron Hess talks about choosing the best notation software for your projects