Shelly Cohen (pictured on right along with engineer Peter Woodford), arranger, composer, conductor, has for more than 25 years been a part of the American musical scene. Educated at Brooklyn College & at the Juilliard School of Music, Shelly became the Assistant Musical Director for the Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson & remained so for 30 years until Johnny’s ‘92 retirement. Other T.V. programs include: Music Coordinator for the Emmy Awards & the Today Show’s “Reflections of Irving Berlin & Richard Rodgers;” writer/producer of two Christmas Specials for NBC, “Christmas With Friends” & “Noel.” Shelly has been the Guest Conductor for the Los Angeles Pops, Virginia Pops & the Pasadena Pops orchestras.
In 1992 he formed the New Horizon Singers, an 80 voice choir which appeared at “Concerts in the Park,” the “Warner Center” & in 1995 they opened Pepperdine University’s Winter Concert Season at the Smothers Theater. He’s also the founder/conductor of the Pacific Pops Orchestra where his vision was to gather a group of versatile musicians to perform different styles of music, from Classical to Pops. Many compositions have been published & he has produced/recorded albums for various companies. Two of these albums were nominated for Grammys. His publications are with leading music publishers: Warner Brothers, Belwin Mills, North American Liturgy Resources, Gentry Music, Alfred Music & the Oregon Catholic Press.
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