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Producer who has worked with Marie Osmond, Gladys Knight, Jericho Road and Daniel Beck to teach aspiring musicians

Published September 6, 2011 1:16 pm

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Music producer and composer Tyler Castleton, who has recently worked with Marie Osmond, Gladys Knight, Jericho Road and Daniel Beck, will share his professional insights with musicians at the Soundcheck Series workshop Sept. 13 in Salt Lake City. The event will be held at Metcom Studios, 352 South 500 East, in downtown Salt Lake. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at http://www.soundcheckseries.com or at the door. The workshop begins at 7 p.m. The Soundcheck Series workshops are sponsored by Legacy Music Alliance and are designed to give aspiring musicians access to well-known or acclaimed artists in an informal setting that fosters lively exchanges and thought-provoking learning experiences. The Soundcheck Series has hosted Las Vegas singer-songwriter Benton Paul, "American Idol" finalist Brooke White, Grammy-nominated Nashville songwriter Ben Cooper, and Neon Trees vocalist Tyler Glenn.

Castleton's music career spans such notable accomplishments as producer and composer for the LDS Church's 2002 Olympic Spectacular "Light of the World" performed during the 2002 Olympics, to TV and film composer for "ABC Monday Night Movie, PBS Television," National Geographic and Animal Planet. His songs appear on more than 1.2 million albums worldwide and he has toured the country as a music director and keyboardist for Kurt Bestor, Kenneth Cope, Jericho Road, and Cherie Call. He is executive producer of Marie Osmond's first inspirational CD and was instrumental in developing the Grammy Award-winning album "One Voice" for Gladys Knight and the Saints Unified Voices. He has produced Daniel Beck's "Abide With Me."According to the alliance, "The Legacy Music Alliance was organized in 2010 as a non-profit association to bolster music education in the Intermountain West and increase Utah's stature as a national music education and resource center. Program resources will be focused on every aspiring artist who wishes to develop their craft as well as music educators and music professionals in the region. The mission of the Alliance is comprehensive in scope providing everything from master classes, private lessons, and business skills to professional collaboration, and monetary support. The Alliance will address urgent needs identified by music educators in the public classroom as well as assist talented artists with national ambitions. The Legacy Music Alliance is headed by CEO Gaylen Rust, a successful Utah businessman, and Dr. Craig Jessop, Chairman of the Executive Advisory Board and currently Dean of the Caine College of the Arts at Utah State University. Dr. Jessop was the former Director of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir."