Atlanta based pianist, recording artist, and music producer Warren Lankford is a native of Salisbury, Maryland. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with concentration in Music Theory from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. Warren began taking private piano lessons at the age of 6. The passion for music was sparked when he started picking up songs he heard on the radio by ear. Some of Warren's musical influences are Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Quincy Jones, and Richard Smallwood.
Warren has professionally performed every genre imaginable in the field of music such as gospel, musical theater, classical, and jazz. This is a special gift that most musicians do not carry. Some of his music directorial work includes Bubbling Brown Sugar, Robeson, Black Nativity, and Two Queens, One Castle. From 1996 to 2009, Warren served as an assistant instructor to Tri-Cities High School Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program in Atlanta, Georgia, and he won the Shuler Award for Musical Direction for their production of Dreamgirls. When Love Flows and Midnight Clear are two current albums produced from The Warren Lankford Project, which is currently available on I-Tunes.
Warren describes how music affected him as a person. "Being a shy kid growing up, music became my means of connecting with people and literally transformed my life. I've gotten to know so many wonderful people because of the gift of music."
Warren has wise words for music students as well. "For up and coming musicians, commitment to fully learning your craft is paramount. Also, being able to play well with other musicians is more important than your instrumental "chops"!!"
We couldn't agree more! Thank you Warren for blessing the world with your gifts.
For more information on Warren's professional work and albums, please visit: www.thewarrenlankfordproject.com
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