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BIO: Ric Flauding

Composer-Arranger-Conductor-Teacher

 

Ric Flauding studied guitar with jazz legend Barney Kessel and Horace Hatchett. Classical and flamenco guitar with Ted McKown and Ricardo de Escobal. Traditional & commercial composition-arranging-orchestration-theory with Dr. Albert Harris, Bryant McKernon, John Shaffer Smith, Dr. Peter Odegard, James Drew, Tom Kubis, Dr. Lloyd Rogers, Dr. William (Mac) Davis, Dr. Stephen Johnson, Dr. Gerry (Joe) Hardin II. He has also taken private lessons with Roy Harris, Halsey Stevens and Leonard Stein.

Ric completed the Film Scoring program at UCLA on a full ASCAP Scholarship and is completing his Masters in composition from Southwestern Seminary. He has also studied classical and jazz piano as well as conducting.

Ric has taught composition, arranging, music theory (both traditional and contemporary) music technology and guitar at a number of institutions including Biola University, Southwestern Seminary and College of the Desert. He has tutored students from Berklee College of Music, Liberty Univ. and others. He is also certified to teach Schillinger studies.

Ric is an award winning composer whose composition and arrangements are widely published both in audio and in print. His catalog has a wide variety of music in many styles and instrumentation. His recordings have charted and have been featured in many well-known publications such as Billboard Magazine.

As a performer Ric started performing professionally at age 13 and has done many recording sessions as a composer, arranger, orchestrator, producer, guitarist, keyboardist and conductor. He has composed-arranged-orchestrated hundreds of pieces of music most all of them have been commercially recorded and released. He has also held ongoing positions as music director conducting and performing in all kinds of ensembles both instrumental and choral.

Ric was born in Elkhart, Indiana, raised in southern California and has lived and worked in Arizona and now Texas. Some highlights have included his arranging-orchestrating for the London Symphony Orchestra, The Fort Worth Symphony and his solo album successes. His concert works have been performed in the states and in Europe.

In the church music world he has worked for Saddleback, Coast Hills, E.V. Free-Fullerton, The Crystal Cathedral and many others. As an arranger-orchestrator for The Crystal Cathedral Television services Ric arranged-orchestrated and directed many well-known artists.