Rick DiGiallonardo
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At an early age, Rick (piano) was arranging and performing with the top groups on the West Coast and working as a session player for Universal Studios and the K-Tel records. These and other associations led to his signing with Geffen Records and later with Polygram Records. His career in music is vast, as he has performed, arranged and composed with such notables as Elton John, Rick Springfield, Linda Ronstandt, QuarterFlash, Loverboy, Sammy Hagar, Dan Reed Network, and many more. During this time, Rick’s studio experience also included performing on movie soundtracks such as Gremlins, Gremlins II, Night Shift, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, My Name Is Jerry, Rock of Ages. His musical endeavors led to his receiving three gold and three platinum albums in the United States, Canada and Japan. He has also been the recipient of an American Music Award and two Grammy nominations. Rick has produced several albums in the last 3 years for Indie artists around the country including Graham Cochrane, Pipe Dreams; Thea, Fall to Fate; Mark DeyMaz, Lady Wisdom; Erik Edwards, to name a few.

Rick was the recipient of Best Movie Soundtrack at the England International Film Festival, the U.S. Route 66 Film Festival, and Heartland Film Festival for his writing of the music for the movie My Name Is Jerry.  Since then, he as been contracted to score music for two more movies.

Academically, Rick’s studies at the Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. levels were in Music Theory, Musicology, and Piano.

Rick’s new book: “Beyond The Music” is available through Cognella Academic/University Readers Publishing and sources.  A book written to show musicians and entrepreneurs today that the “music” is just a small part of becoming a success in today’s music industry.

He is in constant demand as a keyboardist and arranger/composer, as well as a consultant and teacher in the areas of Music Industry, Producing, Recording, Piano and Synthesis. He continues to perform for live and studio engagements.

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