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9th Annual ETM-LA Benefit Gala: Richard Sherman / Michael Giacchino / Josh Gad

posted Dec 10, 2014, 2:22 PM by Kaya Savas

Education Through Music-Los Angeles (ETM-LA) honored legendary Academy Award-Winning Composer/Lyricist Richard Sherman and Burbank Unified School District music teacher Steve Hollis with the “Shining Star” awards at their 9th Annual Benefit Gala. The “Shining Star” award is given annually for those whose contributions through music has changed lives. 

Students from Education Through Music-LA and Burbank’s Roosevelt Elementary School also performed an arrangement of Sherman’s music from Mary Poppins, as well as a sing-a-long with Richard Sherman on the piano.

This year, Film.Music.Media brings you three one-on-one interviews with three amazing musicians who support ETM-LA. Honoree Richard Sherman's music has touched the lives of millions of people across the world including the many children who experience his work at that young impressionable age. Academy Award-winner Michael Giacchino serves on the advisory committee of ETM-LA and his music has also touched millions especially children through his acclaimed work for Pixar. And Tony Award-nominated actor/performer/singer Josh Gad has recently entered the lives of millions with Disney's Frozen whose character Olaf has become part of popular culture overnight.

Interviews Conducted By:
Kaya Savas

Camera:
Sarah Childers


Richard M. Sherman:
Music legend Richard Sherman sits down to speak about the importance of music education at the 9th Annual Education Through Music - Los Angeles Benefit Gala. We talk about what sparked his interest in music early in his life, how he writes a song through the point of view of a character, all the styles of music he's encountered and what he thinks of music in film today especially Disney's Frozen. A true honor to speak with one of the most influential songwriters and composers of all-time.

Musical Moment: Richard M. Sherman Interview (ETM-LA)


Michael Giacchino:
Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino sits down to speak about the importance of music education at the 9th Annual Education Through Music - Los Angeles Benefit Gala. We chat about his musical process, how he feels about his collaboration with J.J. Abrams being broken so that John Williams can score Star Wars: Episode VII, how he feels about taking on Jurassic World and working with the Wachowskis on Jupiter Ascending.

Musical Moment: Michael Giacchino Interview (ETM-LA)


Josh Gad:
The wonderfully talented Josh Gad sits down to speak about the importance of music education at the 9th Annual Education Through Music - Los Angeles Benefit Gala. He talks about music in his life and what it's like for a movie like Frozen to become part of so many people's lives. We talk briefly of what it took to create a character like Olaf and what it's like when your only tool is your voice instead of having your whole body on camera in a film or on stage.

Musical Moment: Josh Gad Interview (ETM-LA)


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