Kirk Andres Wilson Resume

      Qualification Summary:
Twenty-three years experience as a professional musician. Instruments are Piano, Hammond B3 Organ, Guitar and Synthesizer. Studio experience includes major filmscore contributions for New Line Cinema™, Independent Film Companies, a Top Five Billboard™ CD and many more,… Recent performances with Stevie Wonder, Ray Parker, Jr., Rachelle Farrell, The Emotions, Tommy Davidson, Norman Connors, many more…. Experience performing styles, including Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop, and Country with formal classical training. I compose, write charts and read music. I also tune pianos and perform basic maintenance on audio and video systems.

Experience Highlights as Musician live & studio
➢ Stevie Wonder, The Emotions, Ray Parker Jr, Rachelle Farrell, Norman Connors, Maia, Herman Jackson, Lynne Fiddmont, Alvin Batiste, Wynton Marsalis, Wessell Anderson, Dizzy Gillespie, Mark Whitfield, Roland Guerin, Don Evans, Kirk Franklin, The Gospel Keynotes, Canton Spirituals, Kurt Carr, Vortex, Cool Breeze Jazz Band, Camelot Club Jazz Piano, Music Director for American Gospel Quartet Convention, Donald Edwards (of the Charles Mingus Ochestra), Southeastern Louisiana Jazz Band, Southern University Jazz Ochestra, North Shore Choral Society, Ever Increasing Word Ministries, Gospel Music Workshop of America, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Gonzales Jambalya Festival, Five Blind Boys, Mississippi Mass Choir, Frank Williams, The Williams Bros, Rev. James Moore, George W. Stewart, many more….
➢ Multiple appearances on “Bobby Jones Gospel” (a national music TV Show on BET) & Performed theme music for national television show on BET, TBN, CTN, FOX, DAYSTAR NETWORK, THE WORD NETWORK, THE GOD CHANNEL, and many others

Experience Highlights as Teacher:
➢ Current Piano techer in Jazz Improv and CM at Orchepia School of Music - Irvine, CA
➢ More than 15 years experience as Music Department Head, Music Director / Teacher at Mega Ministry & School.
➢ 11 years as consultant / Instructor for keyboard players, guitarist, bassist, drummers and sound engineers
➢ Experience as band director at intermediate public school.
➢ Five years experience as a piano teacher. Private lessons in Jazz, Urban and Gospel music as played on piano and Hammond B3 organ. Successfully developed many beginning students into accomplished musicians.
➢ Teach music theory and the development of understanding the approach to Jazz.

Recent Experience Highlights as composer / producer:
Studio Sessions in Composition & Production on keyboards &/R guitar for national clients such as:

• [Motion Picture – Semi-Pro]
keyboards / guitar for a New Line Cinema & Dreamworks Films production in – Burbank, CA

• Ever Increasing Word Television
Music Director / Theme Music & Jingles for international television broadcast on BET, CTN, The Word Network, MBC, FOX, & paid programming and many others throughout the US

• Elijah Kelly (Hollywood actor / singer) – Dreamworks Films / Boom Boom Room ~ Burbank, CA

• Norman Connors ~ international recording artist on Jaggo Records / Universal Records

• Westlake Studios – Hollywood, CA

• Sheena B – at Westlake Studios ~ Hollywood, CA

• Maia – Another Hit Productions / Donald Tavie ~ Woodland Hills, CA

• Jovonnie – Another Hit Productions ~ Woodland Hills, CA

• Donald Tavie – Another Hit Productions ~ Woodland Hills, CA

Employment History:
• Orchepia School of Music - Irvine, CA
• Freelance Keyboard / Guitar Player live and studio in Los Angeles / Hollywood
• Ever Increasing Word Ministries, Darrow, LA
Music Director / Keyboard Player / Teacher ~ May 1995 – April 2007
• Gonzales Middle School, Gonzales, LA Band Director / Teacher ~ Jan 1994 – May 1995
• Churchpoint Ministries, Baton Rouge, LA Music Director / Organist / Choral Instructor
• Greater New Guide Baptist Church
Music Director / Organist / Choral Instructor September 1987 thru July 1991
• Freelance Musician with at least five different groups, organizations and various Jazz Ensembles throughout the New Orleans and Baton Rouge local area -- 1985 thru 2007
• 10 years experience as a private instructor for musicians and choral directors at various music workshops throughout the South
• 7 yrs as audio / video consultant and design
• Freelance experience as private consultant for musicians on Hammond B3 Organ, synthesizer & rhythm programming
• 5 yrs Basic Piano tuning
• 8 yrs doing Notation, Arrangement & Transcribing

Educational Background:
Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA ~ 2 Years [major in Jazz Studies]
Southeastern University, Hammond, LA ~ 4 Years [major in Music / Humanities]

References and demonstrations available upon request.

Updated:  February 24, 2010

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