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Lisa Coleman

Lisa Coleman About Emmy award-winning musician best known for her work playing piano and keyboards as part of Prince’s backing band The Revolution. She won an Emmy for Outstanding Main Title Theme for her work on Nurse Jackie. She has also composed music for Touch, Shades of Blue and No Tomorrow. Other Informations She played keyboard in …

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Robert B. Sherman

Robert B. Sherman About Wrote countless scores for films, including Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang with his brother Richard. Other Informations He played the violin and piano as a young boy. He and his brother won two Academy Awards and a Grammy Award for their work on Mary Poppins, the …

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Tien Cookie

Tien Cookie About Award-winning singer and composer who has become widely known sharing her original music on her self-titled YouTube channel. Since the channel’s beginnings, she has earned more than 800,000 subscribers.  Other Informations She began creating original music after learning to play the guitar and taking a music theory course. She would write her …

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Samuel Adler

Samuel Adler About Composer, conductor, teacher, and member of the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. He wrote over 400 pieces that were comprised of five operas, six symphonies, eight string quartets, 11 concerti, and many other works. Other Informations He established the Seventh Army Symphony Orchestra while serving in the U.S. Army from 1950 …

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Sayed Mekawy

Sayed Mekawy About Egyptian singer and composer who was prominent from the 1950s into the 1970s. Other Informations He rose to popularity announcing the pre-dawn meals over the radio during Ramadan as the personality al-Missaharati. He wrote the music for the opera The Big Night. He was raised in the Sayeda Zeinab district of Al-Nasriya …

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Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson About Composer of Sleigh Ride, Blue Tango, The Syncopated Clock, and other pieces of light concert music. Other Informations He studied at the New England Conservatory of Music early on. He later studied harmony with Walter Spalding, counterpoint with Edward Ballantine, and composition with Walter Piston at Harvard University. He was posthumously inducted …

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Osvaldas Balakauskas

Osvaldas Balakauskas About Lithuanian composer of classical music. He was best known for his Sonata of the Mountains. Other Informations He graduated from Vilnius Pedagogical University before completing his mandatory military service. He was once the ambassador to countries that included Lithuania, France, Spain, and Portugal. His parents raised him in Vilnius, Lithuania. He and …

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Shankar Mahadevan

Shankar Mahadevan About One-third of the elite musical composition trio Shankar–Ehsaan–Loy, which won many awards for their music compositions for various Indian films. These films included “D-Day” from 2013, “Don 2” from 2011, and “Tere Bin Laden” from 2010. Other Informations He matriculated from the SIES College of Arts, Science, and Commerce in Mumbai before …

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Orhan Gencebay

Orhan Gencebay About A singer, actor, and composer as well as a virtuoso on a unique Asian stringed instrument called the baglama, he recorded close to forty singles; composed nearly a hundred film tracks; and starred in over thirty Turkish films. Other Informations He began his musical training when he was six years old, studying …

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Zaki Nassif

Zaki Nassif About A member of the Big Five who contributed to the creation and development of Radio Liban and Radio Orient during the 1940s and 1950s. In spite of his fame, he was always struggling to get by financially. Other Informations He was remembered for his anthem song “Rajeh Yittammar,” which gained special resonance …

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Rupert Gregson-Williams

Rupert Gregson-Williams About British composer of both motion picture films and television scores. He is best known for his work on such feature films as Wonder Woman, Hacksaw Ridge, and numerous films by Happy Madison Productions.  Other Informations He was educated at St. John’s College in Cambridge as well as the choir school at Lancing College. He …

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Michael Head

Michael Head About English singer, organist, pianist, and composer remembered primarily for his songs for solo voice and chorus. He had a lengthy association with the Royal Academy of Music. Other Informations He published his first musical work, a song cycle called Over the Rim of the Moon, while he was working for an ammunition …