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Vince Lauria - Award-winning Guitarist | Composer | Music Instructor | Studio Musician | Author

Vince Lauria is an award-winning composer, guitarist, music instructor, and author. Vince Lauria has collaborated with notable artists such as Denny Laine (The Moody Blues, Wings), Hall of Fame recording artist Dave Marks (The Beach Boys), Duncan Faure (Rabbitt, Trevor Rabin, Madonna), film composer and Academy Award nominee John Debney (Sin City, The Passion of the Christ), award-winning film composer Jeffrey Gold (Abby Singer, Pigweed Philosopher, Nowhere Fast), TV/film composer Dan Ferguson (Toto, Steely Dan, Cher), Emmy award winner Jimmy Danelli (Winnie the Pooh, Disney), actor Mark McClure (Apollo 13, Superman, Back to the Future), Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton (The Falcon and The Snowman, Ordinary People), Jazz great Richie Cole, platinum artist Donnie Vie (Enuff Z'nuff), Jake E. Lee (Badlands, Ozzy Osbourne, Sarah Thiele), Vinnie Castaldo (Phil Collins, Aynsley Dunbar), and Mike Bordeman (drummer for Spencer Davis). Vince was guitar and music theory instructor for members of the R&R Top 40 (No. 27) charting pop-rock band Kropp Circle / Palaye Royale, the Peoples Voice 2010 Winners in the Teen category of the International Songwriting Competition (ISC) judged by music industry luminaries including Peter Gabriel, Tom Waits, Jeff Beck, Kings of Leon, Kelly Clarkson, and Ben Folds. Vince Lauria was also an instructor to guitarist Chris Iorio of the Billboard (No. 4) charting band (EMI/Virgin Records), Adelitas Way ("Invincible"). Vince Lauria is a member of Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).

In film and television he has composed and performed the Clio Award-winning melody for the "Made In The Shade" jeans commercial working with Len Kovner at Davlen Sound Studios (1978-1982). He recently scored music for director and producer Don Barnhart (Saved by the Bell, Benson) on a TV pilot starring Daniel Baldwin and Terasa Livingstone. Vince Lauria is Winner of the Gold Medal for Best Impact of Music in a Documentary (Audience Favorite) at the 2008 Park City Film Music Festival (PCFMF) for the feature-length documentary, Man of a Thousand Faces, executive produced by actor James Hong (Chinatown, Blade Runner). Vince Lauria also won the Director's Choice Gold Medal for Excellence at the 2009 Park City Film Music Festival (PCFMF) for his original score of the awards-winning feature documentary, Pigweed Philosopher: The Untethered Zen of Kimball Johnson, directed by documentary filmmaker Gabriel Lakey. He is currently working on the independent feature musical, Nowhere Fast: The Forgotten Story of Approach Control, directed by Ryan Williams (Abby Singer). Vince Lauria film credits are listed on the International Movie Database (IMDb).

As a guitar virtuoso, Vince Lauria has served as an instructor at the Dick Grove School of Music, and as a technical adviser to Guitar World Magazine. Vince Lauria also has numerous instructional textbooks to his name, including "Learn to Burn on Rock Guitar" (Mel Bay), "Heavy Metal Solos for Guitar" (Mel Bay), "Teach Yourself Rock Guitar" (Mel Bay), and "The Rock Riff Dictionary for Lead Guitar" (ADG Productions) which can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other leading international booksellers.


Awards

  • WINNER - Gold Medal for Excellence, Director' Choice Award, Best Impact of Music in a Documentary for Pigweed Philosopher: The Untethered Zen of Kimball Johnson - 2009 Park City Film Music Festival
  • WINNER - Gold Medal for Excellence, Audience Choice Award, Best Impact of Music in a Documentary for Man of a Thousand Faces - 2008 Park City Film Music Festival
  • WINNER - Prestigious Clio Award. Composed the winning melody for the Made in the Shade Jeans commercials

Collaborations

  • Donnie Vie - Platinum Recording Artist
  • Denny Laine - The Moody Blues, Wings
  • Duncan Faure (Madonna)
  • Hall of Fame recording artist Dave Marks of The Beach Boys
  • Jazz Great Richie Cole
  • Chris Chalen, ABC Television Special
  • Television and Film Composer Dan Ferguson
  • Emmy Award winner Jimmy Danelli (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Actor Mark Mc Clure (Apollo 13, Superman, Back to the Future)
  • Academy Award winner Timothy Hutton
  • Film Composer Jeffrey Gold (Pigweed Philosopher, Nowhere Fast)
  • Vinnie Castaldo (The Tone Factory)
  • Jake E. Lee (Badlands, Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Academy Award winning film composer John Debney (The Passion of the Christ)
  • Singer/Songwriter Sarah Thiele
  • Friends of Vince Lauria

Film Festivals

  • Best Documentary (International), Pigweed Philosopher, 2009 Toronto Independent Film Festival
  • Best Documentary (International), Pigweed Philosopher, 2009 London Independent Film Festival
  • WINNER - Gold Medal for Excellence, Director' Choice Award, Best Impact of Music in a Documentary for Pigweed Philosopher: The Untethered Zen of Kimball Johnson - 2009 Park City Film Music Festival
  • WINNER - Gold Medal for Excellence, Audience Choice Award, Best Impact of Music in a Documentary for Man of a Thousand Faces - 2008 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - award-winning film composer Douglas Romayne, 2008 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - two-time Emmy award-winning film composer, arranger, and orchestrator Hummie Mann, 2008 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - award-winning film composer Jeffrey Gold, 2007 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - two-time Emmy award-winning film composer, arranger, and orchestrator Hummie Mann, 2007 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass Seminar speaker - 2007 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - film composer, arranger, and orchestrator Conrad Pope, 2006 Park City Film Music Festival

Author

  • Vince Lauria's instructional books used as a text at the Berklee College of Music, Boston.
  • Book: The Rock Riff Dictionary for Lead Guitar (ADG Productions)
  • Book: Mel Bay Presents The Original You Can Teach Yourself Rock Guitar
  • Book: Mel Bay Presents Learn to Burn on Rock Guitar
  • Book: Mel Bay Presents The Complete Power Rock Guitar Course
  • Book: Mel Bay's Heavy Metal Solos for Guitar
  • Book: Mel Bay Presents Best of Rock Guitar
  • Technical Adviser: Guitar World Magazine

Education

  • Masterclass - award-winning film composer Douglas Romayne, 2008 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - two-time Emmy award-winning film composer, arranger, and orchestrator Hummie Mann, 2008 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - award-winning film composer Jeffrey Gold, 2007 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - two-time Emmy award-winning film composer, arranger, and orchestrator Hummie Mann, 2007 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Masterclass - film composer, arranger, and orchestrator Conrad Pope, 2006 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Pro-Tools software training (2005-2006)
  • Samplitude software training (2005-2006)
  • Rapport Leadership Graduate (2002)
  • Mac School Design Course (1995)
  • Guitar Institute of Technology (1995)
  • Berklee College of Music (1995)
  • Grove School of Music (1984-1987)
  • Doctorate Music Courses with Malcolm Seagrave (1984)
  • Private Classical Guitar Study (1980-1984)

Accomplishments

  • President - Lauria School of Music (1988-1995)
  • Technical Adviser - Guitar World Magazine
  • Solo and group performances
  • Session musician
  • Music Instructor, Southern California
  • Private and group music tutor
  • Film and television composer for Bonanza Music Library
  • Over 2000 original compositions in the Vince Lauria Music Library
  • Composer for Television show So You Wanna Be An Actor with award-winning director Don Barnhart (Saved by the Bell, Benson) and starring Daniel Baldwin and Terasa Livingstone

Television Appearances

  • Entertainment Tonight
  • Walt Disney Productions
  • PBS Television

Music Instruction

  • Masterclass Seminar speaker - 2007 Park City Film Music Festival
  • Staff Instructor at the Grove School of Music, Los Angeles, California. Created and taught music curriculum, held workshops in live performance, taught music theory, harmony and application.

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