- Name: J. Eric Schmidt
For the past twenty years Eric has been one of the busiest freelance composers in Los Angeles. He has composed, orchestrated and conducted the music for over 300 episodes of animated series produced by Disney and Warner Bros. His work has been featured in over two dozen motion pictures, almost thirty commercials and six theme park shows. His concert repertoire includes numerous compositions for concert band, a ballet, one symphony for orchestra, two works for choir, 32 solo piano pieces,16 songs for children's choir and several works for chamber ensembles. For the past 6 years Eric has taught composition and conducting for the film scoring program at USC. He was recently appointed to the City of Santa Clarita Arts Commission. He is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the Society of Composers and Lyricists, the Recording Musicians Association and the American Federation of Musicians. You can visit his website jericschmidt.com to sample his work and purchase recordings, piano music and concert band literature.