Chatting With Sherri welcomes award winning composer, producer, educator, and host; David Raiklen!
David Raiklen is an American composer best known for the science fiction series Space Command and for the Emmy winning Mia, A Dancer’s Journey.
David was mentored by Oscar winner John Williams and Pulitzer Prize winner Mel Powel. Dr. Raiklen studied at USC, UCLA, and CalArts and later taught at those universities. He has worked for the major studios including Sony, Fox, Disney, Sprint, Mattel, Warner Bros and PBS, plus many independent productions. His projects have starred Elliott Gould, Doug Jones, Blythe Danner, and Martin Sheen. David made the New York Film Critics Top Ten with the documentary Heist, the short list for an Academy Award® for Worth, and Mia, A Dancer's Journey won the Emmy. An oratorio for the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial titled Discovery, a mixed reality giant projection event for the Center Theater Group’s 50th anniversary, episodes of Star Trek Continues, and a violin concerto for festival darling Worth.
David Raiklen compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and Disney Hall. He was also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club, where guests include Yo-Yo Ma and John Williams; and was host and leader of The Academy of Scoring Arts seminars. David is currently producing and composing for Space Command, a series of epic adventures set in a hopeful future, and producing Virtual Reality experiences.