Ric Flauding

Ric F.

Arlington, TX

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Ric delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1990

I teach music composition, theory and all related subjects.
I have taught at several colleges and currently at Weatherford College.
BIO: Award-Winning Composer Richard (Ric) G. Flauding has composed-arranged-orchestrated hundreds of pieces of music in many styles and for various ensembles. His catalog includes music recorded-performed by the London Symphony, the Fort Worth Symphony and recently with orchestras in Mexico.
Ric’s recordings are played worldwide in radio-television and have featured many well-known jazz and recording session musicians such as Eric Marienthal, Russell Ferrante and Wayne Bergeron.
Ric studied composition with Dr. Albert Harris, John Shaffer Smith and many others. He has taught at several colleges and universities and is currently teaching at Weatherford College in Texas as well as appearing as guest composer-clinician at other music institutions.
The past several years Ric has focused primarily on music for jazz ensembles.
For more information see:
Ric Flauding Wikipedia

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Instructor of Music
Aug 2014 - Present
Weatherford College

Instructor-Director: Jazz Studies Program.
Instructor of Composition & Theory.
Commissioned: Composer-Arranger.

Instructor of Music
Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
Southwestern Seminary


Instructor of Music
Jan 1997 - Jan 2000
Biola University


Jan 1972 - Jan 2000
Flauding Music

Wrote music for hundreds of recording sessions in primarily the LA area. I still continue to write for projects recorded in LA, Nashville and other. My printed music is distributed by J.W. Pepper & Penders Music.


MM Music Composition
Jan 2010 - Jan 2014
Southwestern Seminary
Jan 2009 - Jan 2014
Private Study (Berklee, UCLA, USC)


Professional Proficiency


Schillinger Studies
Jan 1990
Schillinger Society

Studied Schillinger Studies (theory) in depth for over 7 years with a student of Joseph Schillinger.


Jan 2000


College Music Society, The
Jan 2012

The College Music Society promotes music teaching and learning, musical creativity and expression, research and dialogue, and diversity and interdisciplinary interaction. A consortium of college, conservatory, university, and independent musicians and scholars interested in all disciplines of music, the Society provides leadership and serves as an agent of change by addressing concerns facing music in higher education.

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Texas Music Educators Association
Jan 2012

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 1990

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Andrew Nov 24, 2015
Guitar · In studio

I had my first lesson with Ric last week and it was great! I look forward to my future lessons with him. He is a great teacher as well as a very accomplished musician, composer and many more attributes.

Cosima Y. Mar 6, 2014

An excellent teacher who loves to see his students excel

Several years ago I was privileged to have Ric contribute his talent to my CD project. He is an amazing musician and a gentleman!

Ric is an excellent teacher and musician who genuinely desires to impart his expertise to those he teaches. He is relevant and experienced. His vast musical knowledge and sphere of influence are a tremendous asset to the music community with years of experience and a sincere attitude that is infectious.

I am highly confident that all Ric's student will be treated with great care and service and I highly recommend and appreciate Ric.

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