Meet Nashville’s most creative and talented arrangers and composers. We have composed film scores, created new symphonic works and served as the masterminds behind many well-known recordings. We have arranged all styles of music for recordings and live events from pageants to benefit concerts. Many times, a producer has a vision, but doesn’t know how to get from point A to point B. Enter the arranger – an incredibly talented musician who knows the colors of the orchestra and who understands the final mix in a way that allows the artist to shine, and the end result to stand the test of time.
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Roy Agee has played in the some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Birdland, The Blue Note (in both Tokyo and New York City), The Bottom Line, Tanglewood, The Grand Ole Opry and even the Astrodome. He has also played with world-renowned entertainers such as Lyle Lovett, The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Alison Krauss, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Lovelace, The Mavericks, Aretha Franklin, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Jimmy Buffet, Olivia Newton-John, Michael McDonald, Bela Fleck, Kirk Whalum, Hank Williams, Jr. and Brooks & Dunn. Mr. Agee has played on numerous recordings and is also an active arranger for national and international clients.
Arranger and composer Conni Ellisor’s work knows no stylistic boundaries and has graced virtually all genres of contemporary American music. She is able to shift effortlessly between pop, country, Christian, classical, film and jingle projects. Highlights of her arranging credits, too numerous to list in their entirety, include Emmylou Harris, Martina McBride, Trisha Yearwood, Allison Krauss, Michael McDonald, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Wynonna Judd, Guy Clark, Pam Tillis, Charlie Daniels, Suzy Bogguss, Steven Curtis Chapman, Third Day, Phil Keaggy and the London Festival Orchestra, and Point of Grace. She has arranged and/or composed jingles for Frontier Airlines and Remax Realty and her film score credits include Ernest Goes To Jail, Ernest Scared Stupid, and Crossing the Heart.
In addition to her commercial work Ellisor is highly respected as a classical composer. Her many commissions include works for symphonic and chamber orchestras as well as small ensembles and soloists. She has also written four ballets that have been performed around the world. Ellisor served as Composer-in-Residence for the Nashville Chamber Orchestra (1999-2002) and her works for that group include the renowned “Blackberry Winter” for dulcimer and strings and “Conversations In Silence” among many others. Both pieces garnered widespread NPR airplay and “Conversations In Silence” became the title track for the orchestra’s 1997 Warner Bros. debut CD. Other of her works have been premiered and/or recorded by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony, Denver Brass, Camelli Quartet, New York Treble Singers, Hamburg Radio Orchestra and the London Philharmonic. Ellisor is currently working on a commission for the Nashville Symphony to be premiered during the 2010-2011 season.
Phillip Keveren is a Nashville based composer, arranger, orchestrator and pianist. His work can be found in projects from an array of artists including John Tesh, Ronan Tynan, Jeremy Camp, Mandisa, Scott Krippayne, Sandi Patty and Travis Cottrell. Phillip’s distinctive piano compositions and arrangements are featured in The Phillip Keveren Series (Hal Leonard Publishing), and he has produced numerous instrumental recordings.
Grammy nominated arranger/composer Carl Marsh has been an active part of the Nashville music community for over 20 years. His work has appeared on over 200 Gold and Platinum records, including #1 songs on the pop/rock/r&b/country/dance charts, as well as numerous #1 songs in Europe and South and Central America. His conducting credits include the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Irish Film Orchestra and the Nashville Symphony. And his eclectic list of clients encompasses everyone from Amy Grant to Cirque du Soleil to Johnny Mathis to ZZ Top.
To hear examples of his work and view his complete discography please go to: carlmarsh.com
Chris McDonald has been a session trombonist and arranger in Nashville since the early eighties.
He has played on and arranged for many grammy winning and platinum selling records.
From country artists Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride to Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, gospel from Stephen Curtis Chapman and Michael W. Smith to Yolanda Adams and Kirk Franklin, from chart topping latin artists Ricardo Arjona, Alberto Plaza and Ricardo Montaner, to five recordings with his own big band, to major motion pictures, television and radio, Chris continues to put his stamp on commercial music.
For a complete discography and audio samples, please visit his website, www.proarranger.com and feel free to contact him directly at email@example.com
David Shipps has already made his mark in Nashville since arriving in 2002. Working with such publishers as LifeWay, WORD, Integrity, AnderKamp Music and Praisecharts, he quickly attained over 300 arrangements and orchestrations in print. His other contributions have included custom albums, live events, and Television productions.
Whether it is a five-piece horn section or an 80-piece full orchestra, David feels comfortable writing for all ensembles and styles, ranging from big band and jazz, film scores and mood music, to symphonic and concert works, even including school and educational products.
As an orchestrator, recent projects have included a short film score, North Dakota’s “Medora Musical,” the Nashville Symphony’s “HymnSing,” the Air Force Band of the Reserve with country artist “Lonestar,” and Don Moen’s album and choral project “I Believe There is More.” Most recently, David has been working with Westpark Creative Group providing full-length production shows for Celebrity Cruise lines.
David currently resides in Spring Hill, Tennessee, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their sons, Drew and Dawson.
Music Arranger, Music Director and Recording Session Musician in Nashville since 1972
Arrangements include Rhythm Section, Voices, Strings, Horns, Big Band and various Ensembles to full Orchestral scores for Recording Sessions, Television, Film, Jingles, Educational Projects, Children’s Musicals and Live Performance
Television Music Director with 25 Years’ Experience / Various Network and Cable Programs and Specials
Recording Session Musician / Over 3,000 Sessions for clients in various musical styles and genres including Country, Contemporary, Christian, Jazz and Classical
(Complete list of credits available upon request)
Kristin Wilkinson has composed, orchestrated and conducted music for film scores, symphonic works, TV shows and numerous record productions.
• FILM SCORES
1. All the Pretty Horses – BillyBob Thornton – December 2000 (Golden Globe Nominee : best score)
2. An Unfinished Life – Lasse Halstrom-director, Miramax – winter 2005
3. Hoodwinked – Orchestrating. Release date-winter 2005 (#1 box office)
4. The Great Debaters – “Two Wings”, “Up Above My Head”. End title credits. Winter 2007
5. Prancer Returns – USA Films – November 2001 (Best Score Premier Video Awards)
6. Odysseus In America – Orchestrator – Coming in 2009
• ORCHESTRATIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS
Top 100 for 2007/2008
• 3 Doors Down
• Gary Allan
• Brad Paisley
• Lady Antebellum
• Kenny Chesney
• Kellie Pickler / Taylor Swift
• Kellie Pickler
• Darius Rucker
• Alan Jackson
• Faith Hill
• Dierks Bentley
• Brooks & Dunn
• Stevie Nicks
• Dolly Parton
• Marina McBride
• Reba McEntire
• Point of Grace
• Phil Vassar
• Keith Urban
• Trace Adkins
• Trisha Yearwood
• ORIGINAL SYMPHONIC WORK
Commision: “The Last Stand”. Premier April 2008 with Native American artist Bill Miller
*Prior years hit records, orchestral commisions and TV shows availble upon request.
“Whether I am playing viola or country fiddle, arranging strings on a country song or composing a film score, my goal is to impart the message of a song or picture through my music.” -Kristin Wilkinson
While in LA, Dave played woodwinds on many sessions, and began work as an arranger in 1970, which eventually turned into a full-time pursuit.
He arranged for shows appearing at Disney parks, and several other Southern California-based entertainment venues. He also did some minor film scoring, and cartoon TV work, as well as contributing to other facets of the music industry there. However, most of Dave’s output related to the recording industry.
In addition to his instrumental and orchestration experience, Dave became somewhat of a vocal music expert, and as a hobby trained many singers for successful careers as session singers. Among those Dave worked with are Edie Lehmann-Boddicker, and Bobbi Page, both of whom are major vocal contractors in LA today.
Since moving to Nashville in 1989, Dave has focused on arranging music for the contemporary church, having been nominated for numerous Dove awards, winning two for “Musical of the Year.” Since that 1970 beginning, Dave has arranged, produced, or participated in over 500 recording projects.
Specialties include: Full orchestration; Big band arranging; all types of vocal arranging; and music production. Though a veteran musician, Dave stays remarkably current with new sounds and styles.