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Ric Flauding: Photos & Ric's Bio

Ric Photos

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Ric Videos

Scored with compositions from Ric Flauding's extensive orchestral repertoire, this 3-minute Video Reel indicates some aspects of the mood and style options of Ric's work for film, video, and motion picture scoring.


This video features Ric's recording session at Sunset Blvd Studios in Nashville with five of the country's top session and recording artists, producing the background and rhythm track for his jazz arrangement of the song, "Amazing Grace."


Scored with compositions from Ric Flauding's extensive orchestral repertoire, this 3-minute Video Reel indicates some aspects of the mood and style options of Ric's work for film, video, and motion picture scoring.


This 7-minute video features short clips from past recording sessions and performances over several years. In the film Ric gives a brief overview of his career and the spiritual motivation for his life as a performer. In one segment, Ric is seen working at guitarist Dave Mustaine's studio in Arizona.



 

ABOUT RIC FLAUDING

Ric Flauding is a uniquely gifted artist, composer, arranger, and performer. He has been called a "poet without words" because of the dramatic emotional content of his music. From songs like "Heart Dancer," "By Myself," "Janel’s Prayer," and "Last Snowfall for Big Bear," to the more dramatic orchestral pieces such as “Rejoice,” "Moonlit," "Camino de Santiago," and the powerful “Amazing Grace,” and the new compositions for "little big band," Ric's music touches us deeply and stirs an incredible range of feelings.

Ric began his music career while still in high school. He is one of more than a dozen well known jazz, rock, blues, and classical guitarists to come out of Southern California in that influential era. As his talent emerged, Ric was able to study with legendary jazz guitarists Barney Kessel, Horace Hatchett, and Ted McKown, as well as flamenco guitarist Ricardo de Escobal. Before long he was one of the most sought after session guitarists in Orange County and the Los Angeles studios.

PAYING HIS DUES

Ric’s interests were not limited to performance, however, and he studied composition, theory and other academic topics with Dr. Albert Harris, Bryant McKernan, John Shaffer Smith, Dr. Peter Odegard, Tom Kubis and others, and took additional private lessons with celebrated composers such as Roy Harris, Halsey Stevens, and Leonard Stein. Meanwhile, a stint with Yale Video Productions led to a meeting with sound engineer Richard Fischer, and the two produced Ric's first album, "Refuge," which was widely reviewed with airplay on top New Age and Breeze Network stations.

Since the early 1990s Ric’s recordings have brought him recognition as a composer, arranger, and orchestrator. He is a graduate of the UCLA Film Scoring Program and has produced dozens of commercial projects, and several of his original scores have been featured in television, film, and documentary productions. Ric has recorded with artists such as David Benoit, John Patitucci, Wayne Bergeron, Eric Marienthal, Brandon Fields, Russell Ferrante, and many others, and performed with guitar greats such as Bob James, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun and Michel Camilo.

A NON-STOP SCHEDULE

Currently Ric teaches performance, composition, and jazz improv at Weatherford College. He works with the jazz studies program and has completed compositions and arrangements for the WC Jazz Band, and also teaches privately at his studio in Texas and online with students in the U.S. and various foreign countries.

On top of everything else, Ric has served as clinician, adjudicator, guest performer, and conductor for festivals, workshops, and jazz studies programs for colleges, universities, and other music programs. And he also serves as Music Director at Faith Presbyterian Church in suburban Aledo, Texas.

This website offers a sample of Ric Flauding's music and his career as an artist, performer, and composer. For more information about Ric, please feel free to check out his listing on Wikipedia. And to get in touch with Ric, or to find out about commission opportunities with Flauding Music, please visit the contact page on this website.


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