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      About Luther Blackwell

      Luther Blackwell
      Luther Blackwell
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Fairfield, CT
      Speaks: English

      Get to know Luther Blackwell

      Luther Blackwell received private training and secondary training at Berklee School of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Oberlin, Ohio, and the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Luther has performed with distinguished conductors such as the late and great Leonard Bernstein of the New York Philharmonic, Seji Osawa of the Boston Symphony, Laurence Gilgore Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Connecticut Grand Opera and Orchestra, and Mr. Jessie Chapman Artistic, Director and Principal Conductor of the Westhill Chamber Singers. He has toured with numerous groups in the United States and Europe. Mr. Blackwell has an independent film and record company BSMF Films and LuNeIs Records. Luther has written more than 400 songs plus musical scores for off-Broadway shows. Credits include: "Generation X," "The Game," "Let's Go," "The Grinches that Stole Bridgeportville," and "Marginal Saints." "Marginal Saints" is a 2003 winner of the New York International Fringe Festival and a feature-length movie filmed in 2005. In 2006, Luther with Bob Ramos of Sports Talk in Black ‘n’ White and The Bottom Line completed a documentary on the greatest football player of all time the legendary Jim Brown entitled “Jim Brown UNPLUGGED”. Having been very active for the last 40 years teaching the youth of Connecticut in both the private and public sector he has served as a Music Instructor for the Bridgeport Public School District, Regional Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Norwalk Community College, Norwalk Youth Symphony, Family and Children's Agency Inc., Giuliano's Music Center, Half Mile Music Studios. Luther is also the former Artistic Director for Neighborhood Studios in Bridgeport CT. In addition to teaching, he has been instrumental in allowing youth to learn and participate in the performing arts as co-founder of Shiloh Academy of the Creative Arts, Hall Academy of the Fine Arts, and founder of Original Works, Inc. Original Works Inc. was selected by the Connecticut Commission on the Arts and Connecticut Commission on Children for the Arts and After School Demonstration Initiative as one of three pilot sites. Mr. Blackwell's unique talents as an educator, instrumentalist, conductor, vocal coach, composer, and arranger make him a sought-after musician. He has worked with the Bridgeport Board of Education at Hallen and Roosevelt Elementary School for President Obama's Arts and Humanities Turnaround Arts Initiative. Luther is the Executive Director and Program Director of Blackwell's School of Music and Film and Original Works Inc. It's 501(c)(3) performing arts company which he teaches students from all around the world Online. He is Music Director for New Hope Missionary Baptist Youth Singers. He is also known as DJ LA Smooth where he is host of a Gospel Jazz Radio Show every Sunday from 8 p.m. till 10 p.m. on WJRG Connecticut #1 Gospel 24/7 Internet Radio Station. 

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      1863 Post Rd
      Fairfield, CT 06824
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