Music is a cumulative art form: what you learn from the song you are writing or learning is what you bring to the next song you write and learn. My motto and key phrase is 'The art of writing is re-writing.' I give honest, clear and concise evaluations. I am by nature a cheerleader and encouraging. I really want you to learn and to become a great songwriter. My years of experience give me an objective point of view toward the craft and helping you write your song. I very much enjoy working with writers of all levels. And most important, my love for the process is what I share with you.
Randy is the winner of 4 EMMY Awards for PBS/BBC songs and film/documentary scores and 2 Gold Records for songs written for R&B legend, Millie Jackson. He is the winner of the US Songwriters Contest in the Jazz song category/2nd place best all around. He is a longtime member of the esteemed BMI Musical Theatre workshop and has had many productions of his musical theatre shows. He has a strong musical and lyrical background. He is comfortable with all genres of songs and will evaluate lyrics independently of music. He is the president of an independent Jazz label and an exclusive Steinway Artist.
Awarded the Simons Public Humanities Fellowship at the Hall Center for the Humanities - University of Kansas (2011-2012), BMI Foundation Jerry Harrington Award - Outstanding Creative Achievement in Musical Theatre (2009), his song cycle, Lineage won 2009 CAP Grant (American Music Center). Winner of four Southern Regional Emmy Awards: 1996 - original score to 90 minute film-documentary - Richard Wright (Black Boy) PPS/BBC, 1998, 1999, 2002 Southern Regional Emmy Awards - "Outstanding Collaborative Achievement for Composer" - Ticktock Minutes (PBS). Ticktock Minutes is the winner of 1999 National Emmy Award for Best Public Service Announcement. Nominated - 1998 and 2010 Jerry Boch Award in theater composition. Winner - USA Songwriting Competition 2005 in the Jazz category for his composition “Data”. Winner of gold records for songs recorded by Polydor recording artist Millie Jackson, composed/produced dance hit "Watch The Closing Doors" for RCA group IRT. Songs recorded by Candy Staton, Sarah Dash (formerly of LaBelle), rap group Black Sheep, Memphis Bleak, and Sesame Street.
Long time member of advanced BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theater Workshop, The Dramatists Guild, NARAS, an alumnus of the Berklee College of Music and a music educator conducting clinics on music and the business of music to universities and conferences. Randy is an exclusive Steinway Artist.
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