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WALTER BLAND JR.

Seasoned pianist, composer, educator and inspirational leader Walter Bland Jr. was born into a family of artists in Springfield Massachusetts. Bland studied at Emerson College, Berklee College of Music and the Springfield Conservatory of Music in Massachusetts.

Accomplishments:

·Steve Hemingway (the first black writer in television history for CBS Playhouse 90) had Walter Bland Jr. compose the music for his show “Brother Love,” which was the first African American sitcom produced by African Americans in the history of television. Walter continued to work with Hemingway and wrote the music for the first black news program, fittingly called 'Black News' on Channel 7

·Walter Bland Jr. won the "Action for Children's Television" award for his work on the PBS series "Infinity Factor" and an Ohio State award for music composed and used in the NPR special "Lola Leroy."

·Composed the soundtrack music for hit HBO television series "OZ."

Seasoned pianist, composer, educator and inspirational leader Walter Bland Jr. was born into a family of artists in Springfield Massachusetts. Bland studied at Emerson College, Berklee College of Music and the Springfield Conservatory of Music in Massachusetts.

Accomplishments:

·Steve Hemingway (the first black writer in television history for CBS Playhouse 90) had Walter Bland Jr. compose the music for his show “Brother Love,” which was the first African American sitcom produced by African Americans in the history of television. Walter continued to work with Hemingway and wrote the music for the first black news program, fittingly called 'Black News' on Channel 7

·Recently finished soundtrack music for TV One's: "Love Addiction” Video Game

·Walter Bland Jr. has written a full-featured animated film that is being reviewed for production by Don Bluth Film, Inc.

·Walter Bland Jr. is scoring music for an Opera in collaboration with Dr. Mona Scott at the Black Repertory Theatre Company in California.

·He also composed music for a musical and dance piece that is in development called "Faucets" and a musical called "Belly".

·Walter Bland Jr. assisted Zorina London (singing star and talk show host in Asia) in a "Human Trafficking" song.

 Cab Calloway Foundation:

"One of my greatest thrills was to co-arrange a Cab Calloway medley and perform it with CC Calloway during the Rochester Music Hall of Fame 2012 induction ceremony for Cab Calloway”

·Walter Bland Jr. won the "Action for Children's Television" award for his work on the PBS series "Infinity Factor" and an Ohio State award for music composed and used in the NPR special "Lola Leroy."

·Composed the soundtrack music for hit HBO television series "OZ."

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