Bill Silson

Freelance Music Arranger & Music Producer

Location:celebration, Florida, United States
2 Skills
PO Box 470683
Celebration, FL 34747-0683
Bachelor of Music, Berklee, College Of Music
Advanced Music Theory: Horizontal Harmonization, Orchestration, Arranging, Conducting Composition of Program Music, Choral and Instrumental Ensemble, Scoring, Interval Relationships, Chord Scales, Modes, etc.:
Professional Performance Diploma, Berklee School of Music
Melody/Improvisation, Jazz Ensembles, History of Jazz, Guitar Major, Harmonic Analysis re-harmonization, Show-Writing, Vocal Coaching, Relative Pitch( solfege,{ear-Training}). Student of: Charlie Mariano, Herb Pomaroy, John Laporta, Bill Leavitt
Elementary Education, Math Specialty (90 Credits)
Arkansas State College, Beebe, AR
University Arkansas, Little Rock, AR
Salem State College, Salem Ma
USAF Community College: Communications Operations, Air Traffic Coordination and Relay
Theater and Acting: Bristol Community College, Fall River Ma

Summary of qualifications
Broad range of musical performance, educational and creative experiences from a very young age.
Highly motivated self-employed musician/entertainer. Accomplished show guitarist/accompanist. Master Improviser in all musical styles.
Performed, Conducted, Arranged, Orchestrated, Composed for small ensembles to full orchestras in various styles including: Jazz ,R&B, Hard Rock, Dixieland, Big Band, Folk, Bluegrass.
Educated and Instructed students in: Musical Theory, Relative –pitch, Guitar, improvisational skills.
Coached Vocal and Instrumental performances as Rehearsal Consultant for the performer on stage or in studio.
Composed original songs and arrangements for original progressive rock group (Muscateers) on the Mercury label for Phillips of London Recording Company.
Music Business: Negotiated contracts, Researched national market, coordinated the logistics of national act. Including Sound, Staging, and Transportation.

Performed as a member of a national entertainment act “The Silsons. Performed concerts consisting of all styles of music. Entertained audiences in 33 states; including shows with Arlo Guthrie, Brenda Lee, and many other artists.
Show guitarist/accompanist/music director
Instructed Music in East Pawtucket, RI: Arruda Music School {2nd largest in New England}
Responsibilities: Guitar and Music Theory Instruction at all levels of proficiency, Evaluated student progress, Advanced the importance of the creative student
Conducted for Jazz Saxophonist/comedian Frank Marino
Arranged Music
Conducted stage performances
Auditioned Musicians and rehearsed band
Performed as part of the act
Toured with original progressive rock “The Muscateers” recording with: Plymouth Records, Mercury Records, and Phillips of London. Performing with Artist such as Steppin-wolf, Van Morrison, and Tremelos.
Composed all original music
Arranged all Music
Created the stage Act
Assisted in Record producing
USAF Vietnam Veteran: Top Secret Clearance, Communication HF Operator, Selected as Airman of the Quarter for European Com Command Area 1971: Selected as Airman of the Quarter for the Spanish Com Region, April 71, and July 71: Selected Squadron Airman of Quarter, April 71, July 71, and September 71.
Family: Spouse is a life-long entertainer; Home-Schooled 5 Children from 1983{and before} until the 2005: Registered Home-School State of Rhode Island 1985.