Larry Farrow, Accompanist and Arranger, is a composer as well as being a versatile musical entertainer. He studied piano as a child and later pursued his studies at the University of Southern California (USC). While still in his teens, he made two world tours with the Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers, an affiliation he continues today.
His composing, arranging and producing skills have been used in radio, recordings, television and film. Mr. Farrow has collaborated with such notables as Harry Belafonte, Ann Margret, The Jacksons, Gladys Knight, Peter Nero, Bill Cosby and Nancy Wilson. He made his "pops" symphony debut with the San Francisco Symphony and has appeared as guest conductor with the Denver, Rochester, Buffalo and New Orleans orchestras. His compositions were used in a PBS series entitled "Los Angeles History Project -- Ode to Central Avenue." He has served as an arranger for Disney as well as keyboardist for Aretha Franklin.
His most popular work is Spiritual Roots, a suite for chorus and orchestra, which was given its world premier by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has been performed in San Francisco and El Paso. Mr. Farrow is also well known for his secular and religious choral compositions and arrangements. He has presented "MIDI and Music into the 21st Century" in educational symposiums and has served as clinician for the Harry Belafonte African-American workshop in New York. He is currently Professor of Contemporary Media at the Florida State University School of Music.
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