Have you ever wondered what goes into creating an animated TV show? Composer and musician Don Pride is currently working with screenwriter and animator Steve Hrehovich on an upcoming animated Christmas special called The Church Mice.
Don will explain the process of composing one of the songs for the show and then perform the song while showing rough animation sketches for the scene. This is a fascinating look “behind the scenes’ at how an animated special gets made.
Don is noted for having the ability to play a wide variety of styles on the guitar. He presents classical guitar concerts throughout the United States, is the leader of the Don Pride Band, and is the guitarist for the Portland Jazz Orchestra.
He has been teaching for over 30 years and enjoys teaching in many different musical styles. He accepts students of all ages and levels of ability and is known for his enthusiasm for teaching and his sense of humor.
Don has a B.A. in Classical Guitar Performance and two Masters in Composition and Jazz Studies from the University of Southern Maine. He is a professor at the University of Southern Maine.