|All of the work in the recording industry is a performance||00h:00m:30s|
|In order to keep in shape, every time the instrument is used becomes a practice session||00h:01m:11s|
|As a professional, when he does practice, he is focusing on techniques that have slipped||00h:02m:03s|
Richard Todd, Principal Horn of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and freelance musician, discusses practicing
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.