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Emmy award-winning composer Thom Sharp was born and raised in southeastern Ohio's Appalachian foothills. He received his BM from Ohio University where he wrote for and conducted one of the jazz ensembles. After college, Thom taught briefly in the public school system in Ohio and then moved to California. He studied composition and arranging at the acclaimed Grove School of Music before launching his career as a professional composer, arranger and orchestrator. Mr. Sharp has written for the New Christy Minstrels, Joe Sample, Wilton Felder, Harry Connick Jr. and others. His television and film credits are extensive. He wrote the music for Ping and orchestrated on the movies When Harry Met Sally, and City Slickers. He has written for numerous animated television series, including Aladdin (for which he won an Emmy), Little Mermaid, Toonsylvania, Casper (for which he was nominated for an Emmy) and the award-winning New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh. He also currently teaches Advanced Harmony, Film Scoring, and Orchestration at California State University, Fullerton, and UCLA Extension.

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