a song touches your soul, speaks to the heart, like
Mark's Song and
Intermezzo, then it tells me that God has given
you a great gift, that of composing music to touch
the heart and minds of others." -- Ronald Singer,
The Raleigh, North Carolina singing sensation who
went from unknown geek to superstar chic, thanks to
a little television talent show called American Idol.
Meeting Clay Aiken in Dayton, Ohio, August 15th, 2005
Antioch, TN producer extraordinaire. He may be located
just outside of Nashville, but one listen to "The
Highlands," "Longing," or "Long,
Long Ago" will tell you that he's not limited
A singer of incredible range, versatility, and warmth.
She also writes many of her own songs, including my
personal favorite, "Saving Grace."
A piano composer whose style is comparable to
George Winston. Have a listen to the nostalgic piece
"Home" while you're there.
Another piano composer with great fluidity. "Lullaby"
gets my vote for her prettiest composition.
This guy does it all: sheet music transcription; audio
mastering; piano lessons; live gigs; composition.
Be sure to check out his album of piano classics,
"Cocktails and Ellington."
The first time I heard Jim Brickman, it was as if
he was reading my musical mind. A melodic writer of
piano instrumentals and pop songs, his nickname of
America's Romantic Piano Sensation is a fitting one.
Chances are you've seen at least one movie scored
by John Barry. His credits include many of the James
Bond films; Born Free, Out of Africa; Dances With
Wolves; Somewhere in Time; and Body Heat. Known for
lush orchestration, his compositions often intertwine
two melodies simultaneously.
Whether you love him or hate him, there's no denying
that his music endures. Did you know he got his start
with Bette Midler? He also penned quite a few well-known
jingles during his early career, including "Like
A Good Neighbor, State Farm is There" and "I
Am Stuck on Band-Aids, 'Cause Band-Aid's Stuck on
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