Small_nws_excemption3 Being a studio musician

Reflections | Richard Todd, French Horn
Bt_movie_not_in_use Difference between studio recording and orchestral work 00h:00m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Element of focus and concentration 00h:01m:21s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Unique experiences on each sides of the spectrum 00h:02m:08s


Richard Todd, Principal Hornist of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and freelance musician, talks about being a studio musician

Instruments:
French Horn



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Richard Todd
French Horn

Richard Todd is Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He also works in the film industry where he has been a recording artist on over 1,000 motion picture soundtracks and on recording projects with performers such as Streisand, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Manhattan Transfer, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Natalie Cole and Dave Grusin. As a jazz artist he has appeared in concerts and recordings with such artists as Clark Terry, Ray Brown, Woody Herman, Lalo Shifrin, McCoy Tyner and Andre Previn. He has performed as guest soloist with orchestras in the United States and abroad, including the Saarbrucken Radio Orchestra, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Saint John’s Smith Square London, and the New Orleans, Santa Barbara, Lima, Northeast Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Akron, Long Beach, San Luis Obispo, Pasadena and Santa Rosa Symphonies. With a strong belief in music as an important form of communication, Mr. Todd is deeply committed to music education. He is a much sought after teacher on faculty at USC and the Henry Mancini Institute. Mr. Todd has taught at UCLA, the Waterloo Music Festival, Chautauqua Institute, Bowdoin Music Festival, Cal Arts and Occidental College.