ASA BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: WILLIAM V. MALPEDE
ASA Membership Level: Board Member, Philharmonic
Composer, Orchestrator, Musician: Keyboardist, Engineer, Media Creator, Student, Educator
Members of the ASA Community can contact me for: Professional Opportunities, Mentorship, Remote Recording
GET TO KNOW WILLIAM V. MALPEDE
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE ASA EVENT/MEMORY OR SOMETHING YOU'VE LEARNED
Interviewing and learning from legendary percussionist Emil Richards
BRIEFLY TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER AND/OR ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS
Oh, let's make it brief: Bachelors: Music Business, Elmhurst University, Grad Certificate-SMPTV: USC, US tours as multi-keyboardist: CATS, Joseph (Donny Osmond), Music of ALW (Melissa Manchester), Mamma Mia, dozens of other short runs, numerous indie feature and short film scores, "Quiet Is" and "Lucky Duck" songs for Disney Junior, score prep and synthestration for Christopher Young, library music for Extreme, Amplify Audio, FineTune, and Opus One, choral music awards and artists' Residency at Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, orchestration for Martin Tillman (SUPERHUMAN coming in 2022), adjunct professor of film music history, CalState Northridge.
NAME ONE COMPOSER OR MUSICIAN THAT HAS INFLUENCED YOU THE MOST
ANY LIFE OR PROFESSIONAL ADVICE FOR OUR COMMUNITY?
Believe in your talents. Believe in your skills. Practice and develop your Best. Have a positive outlook even when it gets tough, because at your core, you are built to succeed, and all that you need is out there waiting to connect with you!
WHAT ARE SOME NON-MUSIC RELATED INTERESTS YOU HAVE? (IF ANY!)
Sorry, some are gonna be music-related! ... The great UFO Coverup and Government Secrecy. Taos, New Mexico. Global climate change. Classic Cinema, especially Alfred Hitchcock. Fitness. Rock singers from the 'Golden Era' of classic rock. Jazz singers from the era of the Great American Songbook. Excellent coffee.