A trumpet player for 25 plus years, with extensive professional performing experience, playing on the road with the Broadway Musical Annie. Also performing with the Erie Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Chamber Orchestra, Cleveland Jazz Orchestra and numerous other groups...large and small.
I have an undergraduate degree in Music Theory & Composition, a Master's Certificate in Orchestration in Film/TV (Berklee College of Music), a Specialist Certificate in Music Production (Berklee College of Music). Attended a Seminar for Advanced Orchestration for Film/TV in L.A., given by Scott Smalley who orchestrated for Gerry Goldsmith, Basil Poledouris, Alan Silvestri, and Danny Elfman.
Recently retired as a Lieutenant from the Cleveland Fire Dept. (27yrs.), I'm working full-time as a Film Scorer/Composer with a keen sense of being able to capture the emotion in musical terms that supports the action, dialogue and mise-en-scène that the audience is witnessing.
Rooted In Love
Documentary by Pax et Bonum Communications Production Film Score Bill's composition for the prologue of the documentary, "Rooted in Love," is one of the fruits of that long labor. Produced by Gerry Straub, “Rooted in Love” follows the Medical Missionaries of Mary, an international order of Catholic sisters, many of whom are doctors and nurses, who, in the manner of St. Francis of Assisi, work among the poorest of the poor in Honduras, Central America. Complemented by Bill's underscore, the documentary transcends the distressing realities of poverty to capture the pure love of those who, in the words of the producer, "give everything for those who have nothing." He credits Bill's underscore for elevating the film, saying "His innate sensitivity perfectly captured the range of emotions expressed in the film."
Winner of the Prestigious BerkleeMusic Celebrity Online Scholarship In the name of Patty Larkin –