top of page


Norm – the feedback from our students was very positive. When I told them of your idea to have jazz students write a cue they got really excited! I’m looking forward to that opportunity already!

I’ll be sending a note to our support team and administration here telling them how well received your teaching was. Hope the rest of your snowy visit goes well! Tom Ratta-DePaul University

"Thank you so much for sharing your time and expertise with the class today. Your presentation was jam packed with gold! Thank you as well for the generous gift copy of your books, I’m really looking forward to diving in." Kazimir Boyle- Columbia University



"Thank you Norman Ludwin for being the spark and a special part of this idea. The event wouldn’t be the same success without you." Leonardo G. Audio Summit Brazil


"Norman, I thought your talk was terrific. All the feedback from students was extremely positive. Your comments on how the film music world operates were very useful and illuminating, especially when so many students have an interest in that area. If you're doing something similar in Toronto next year we'd love to have you in again." - Alan Henderson-Yorke University


"Dr. Norman Ludwin gave a great presentation on film music orchestration and composition at Humber College last week. He's an engaging speaker who has complete command of his subject and the ability to communicate his knowledge clearly. Everyone present at the event loved it and learned a lot."  - Gord Sheard- Humber College

"Dr. Ludwin is a great guest lecturer that really knows how to connect with an audience.  His extensive professional accomplishments combined with his love of educating made for an informative and entertaining presentation. I would highly recommend bringing in Dr. Ludwin to guest lecture both as a practitioner and an academic!" - Brad Hatfield- Northeastern University


"On behalf of Ho Chi Minh city Conservatory of Music, I would like to send you the sincere appreciation for your collaborations since 2015. After your workshops about orchestration and composing, our students have been more interested in their studying. With your analysis of both classical works and film music, they understand more about different techniques applying to various situations and feel more confident to apply their knowledge in reality .

Thanks again and hope we would have broaden the collaborations not only with you but your colleagues in the near future." - Tinh Vo - Ho Chi Minh Conservatory


“Dr. Norman Ludwin has been an amazing presenter at two Ravel Study Group meetings in New York. We’d have him back every meeting, if we could! Norm presents orchestration techniques in a straight - forward and fun way. His enthusiasm for music is palpable and one can’t help but get excited by even the most seemingly mundane voicings.”  - JoAnne Harris - NYC Ravel Group

"I'm still thinking about Saturday; you're a very engaging presenter and the seminar was extremely informative. I have been writing and orchestrating for years, but I've never thought of some of your systematic methods. Things like "pads" I didn't even have a name for!"


"Thanks again for another awesome seminar!" 


"They've really been a great series. Can't wait for the next round!"


"Just sayin Hi , the seminar was awesome!"


"Thanks Norman. Was a great and inspirational seminar. Always nice when you can immediately apply the knowledge."


"It was such a fantastic seminar today. You just made music analysis much easier, and I would love to apply your analysis method to other scores. Thank you for showing us the great way to study music!"


"That was just great yesterday!  Sorry I needed to run before telling you how much I enjoyed it, and how much I felt that seeing the comparisons of the versions gives clarity.  You are right, it needs a whole book!  Let me know- I’ll get a copy!"


"Thank you again for including me in your seminars! I’ve learned so much over the past four weeks that it’s going to take some time to process."


"Watching your seminars has been a blast, Norman! So much learned and so much food for thought. Thank you for the colossal amount of work you've put into preparing each of them."


"I really enjoyed your session."


"Thank you so much for the orchestration seminars you gave during past four Saturdays, I was very happy to meet you and learn from you."


"I wanted to thank you for inviting me to your seminars; I did get busy and couldn’t attend to the last 2, but enjoyed the one I attended. I also checked the Stravinsky one through the video you sent and really enjoyed it."

"Awesome ! Couldn't wait for the videos last night ! Just wanna say they are really awesome! I really think this is so cool how your breaking down this book piece by piece.Thanks Norman."

"Just letting you know that I’m enjoying the class…"


"The first class was great! I've done the assignments, it was interesting, really."


"I’m thoroughly enjoying the course so far and look forward to the next class links. Thank you so much for letting me join your class.  It was extremely interesting and have also enjoyed meeting other students online.  I’ll look forward to seeing your accompanying book as your discussion and commentary on each of these pieces was the most interesting part of the course."


"I took a master class from him. He is the real deal and he is amazing."


"I took Norman’s’ orchestration class at the Musicians Union 47 back in the summer of 2008. He is the real deal, amazing. I will contact you next year teacher to continue. All best!"


"I fully appreciate your teachings and your passion for music and hope I can continue learning from you very soon!"


"Great work on the new course! Very happy to see you incorporating some movie music into it."


"Absolutely! Love it. You are the perfect person to present this wonderful book."


"I never expected such a great opportunity I would have while I was preparing my visa petition. Now I have found a direction to go with a new weapon of composing."


"First of all I'd like to thank you for the wonderful 20th Century class. I found the lectures, score review, and assignments all very mind-opening.  Also the video access was very helpful since I work and travel quite a bit."


Heading 1

bottom of page