Mike Shapiro
Lecturer
Mike Shapiro has enjoyed a successful thirty plus year career as a drummer,
percussionist, producer and educator. A self-taught musician from Washington
D.C., Shapiro has performed with many legendary artists spanning multiple
genres. Mike has worked with such noted artists as will.i.am from the Black
Eyed Peas, Justin Timberlake, Natalie Cole, Macy Gray, Al Jarreau, Toots
Thielemans, Frank Gambale, Yellowjackets, Randy Travis, Ivan Lins, Dori
Caymmi and Sergio Mendes. Currently working with the legendary Herb
Alpert and wife, singer, Lani Hall, Mike has recorded, co produced and done
arrangements for several of their albums. They continue to tour extensively.
His movie soundtrack credits include, Shrek the 3rd, Rio, People Like Us, The
Odd Life Of Timothy Green, Jersey Boys, The Peanuts Movie, Pirates of the
Caribbean Dead Men Tell No Tales, Despicable Me 3, Pitch Perfect 3,
Jumanji, Kingsman and Rampage.
Opera UCLA Presents the World Premiere of Cinematic Horror Opera Cesare, Child of Night
The Herb Alpert School of Music is proud to present film/TV orchestrator, music industry lecturer and composer Jonathan Beard’s (Respect, King Richard, Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and The Mandalorian) world premiere of his

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