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Name: Richard L. Ortiz
Skills: Arranger, Composer, Player
Phone: +1 (219) 531 1794
Address: 701 Jefferson St., Valparaiso, IN 46383, United States
Links: Website     E-mail
Richard L. Ortiz is a Chicago-land composer, guitarist, and recently music engraver. Rich holds a master's degree in composition from the Chicago College of Performing Arts where he studied wth Dr. Stacy Garrop. Rich's music has been called fresh and exciting and he has recieved several honors, awards, and commissions. In his compositions, Rich hopes to find that happy medium between metal, punk, electronica and orchestral music writing within the chamber music setting.

Some honors and awards Richard has received include honors for his masterís thesis and orchestral work, Narrow Daylight; third place in the 2004-2005 Seymour and Virginia La Rock Composition Competition for his string quartet Persistence in the Face of Adversity, which has become String Quartet in Two Movements; a teaching assistantship for composition and a Performing Arts scholarship for composition at CCPA; and while at V.U., Richard received the MTNA Student Recognition Award for excellence in teaching, and a music scholarship for guitar performance.



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