Music Director


The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation Presents

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Buddy Baker

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Buddy Baker on becoming Musical Director of WED Enterprises (WED - Walt Elias Disney)
01:51
Buddy Baker on the "Buddy Baker" style of music
01:12

Cliff Barrows

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Cliff Barrows on becoming permanent music director for Reverend Billy Graham 
02:44
Cliff Barrows on his biggest challenge as a music director
01:35
Cliff Barrows on how he selects music
00:48

Bill Conti

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Bill Conti on being asked to conduct and be music director for The Academy Awards
07:33

Milton Delugg

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Milton Delugg on the rules regarding live music on television and how Dick Clark eventually changed them
03:11

Kevin Eubanks

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Kevin Eubanks on being promoted from band member to leader on The Tonight Show Starring Jay Leno
06:36

Ian Fraser

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Ian Fraser on the role of a Music Director and Orchestrator
09:24

Herschel Burke Gilbert

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Herschel Burke Gilbert on the differences between composing for film and composing for television
02:37
Herschel Burke Gilbert on his style, and on his preservation efforts
04:28

Jerry Goldsmith

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Jerry Goldsmith on the process of composing for television
02:34

Skitch Henderson

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Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on hiring musicians for NBC, and on hiring Doc Severinsen
02:44
Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on dealing with sound on television as opposed to a live performance
01:11
Lyle "Skitch" Henderson on his musical style
01:50

Paul Shaffer

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Paul Shaffer on David Letterman and working on his shows as music director
09:36

G.E. Smith

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G.E. Smith on his duties as music director on Saturday Night Live
01:30
G.E. Smith on assembling the band for Saturday Night Live and the sound of the band during his tenure
02:57
G.E. Smith on how it felt playing in the studio on Saturday Night Live and his early performances on the show
02:24
G.E. Smith on creating musical arrangements for Saturday Night Live
03:18
G.E. Smith on advice to aspiring musicians
02:23