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Richard Hotchkiss- Cello

MUSIC PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE Performed with Joni Mitchell, Pavarotti, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Barry Manilow, Johnny Mathis, Electric Light Orchestra, Rod Stewart, Smokey Robinson, Jimmy Page/Robert Plant, The Moody Blues, Meatloaf, Roger Daltry, Lyle Lovett, Paul Anka, Harry Connick Jr., Tony Orlando, Wayne Newton, Sandy Duncan, Jimmy Roselli, Natalie Cole, and others at locations including The Kimmel Center, The Academy of Music, Carnegie Hall, The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Tower Theater, TLA Theater, Stabler Arena, Westbury Music Fair, Foxwoods Casino, Mohegan Sun Casino, as well as the Atlantic City casinos, 1987 – present Performed with the South Florida Symphony Orchestra 2014 – 2015 Performed with the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic 2014 – present Performed with the Edison Symphony 2005 – 2006 Performed with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, North East US cities from Boston to Richmond VA, 1999 – 2012 Performed internationally with Smokey Robinson, 1996 – 2008 Performed on the soundtrack to Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Performed with Jeffery Gaines, 1994 and 1996 Performed for The American Musical Theatre’s Production of Floyd Collins, 1994 and 1999 Performed at the Spoleto Festival 1991 in Charleston, South Carolina Performed for First Lady Barbara Bush in Washington D.C. by invitation, 1990 Recorded with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, MERRY: A Holiday Journey , 2006 Recorded with Patti LaBelle on Grammy® nominated Flame 1997 Recorded with Teddy Pendergras 1994 Performed and recorded with Vincent Montana’s Sal Soul Orchestra, 1988, 1991 Performed on the Musical Christmas Tree Orchestra in the Gallery Mall, 1986- 1999 Recorded radio spots in Philadelphia’s major studios including Sigma Sound and Victory Studios Recorded for Philadelphia International Records Recorded with Dan Hart, Geri Smith, Charlie Zahm and other folk artists Recorded with and was orchestra contractor for The Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra Soloist in WHYY-TV production of Dancemaker/Judith Jamison Solo performances on the Electric Cello at Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts by invitation, 1988, 1989 and 1990 Demonstrated the T. F. Barrett Electric Cello at the First International Congress of Cellos at the University of Maryland 1989 TEACHING Senior Lecturer of Cello at The University of the Arts 1998- Present New Jersey School of Music 2014 – present Assistant Teacher, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, 1984 EDUCATION Graduate studies at The University of the Arts School of Music, 1987-1989 Bachelor of Music in Jazz Violoncello, Philadelphia College of Performing Arts, 1987 Central High School in Philadelphia, 1982 AWARDS AND GRANTS Performed on the Grammy® Award winning soundtrack to Standing in the Shadows of Motown 2002 Performed on the Grammy ® Award winning song “What’s Going On” with Chaka Kahn 2002 Philadelphia Music Foundation Award 1989 Scholarships for Graduate and Undergraduate studies, The University of the Arts 1982-1988 Scholarship for Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, 1980 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS Current member of AFM Local 77 in Philadelphia Governor, Vice President and Secretary/Treasurer of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Philadelphia Chapter 1997-2007

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE Owner, Passport Music Software, LLC 2013 – Present Purchased IP from Gvox CEO, Gvox, East Brunswick, NJ 2005 – 2013 Drive a customer centric, privately held music software company through Chapter 11 bankruptcy Downsized personnel man-hours by 75% without reducing sales or service Established automated web sales and record keeping process Established a customer web forum Outsourced and manage software developers and technical support Maintain financial reporting (P & L, balance sheet, pro forma) Write and publish product user manuals using Adobe InDesign Exhibit at major trade shows Vice President of Sales, Gvox, 2003-2005 Increased direct, distributor and international sales of Gvox music software products by 35% with an advertising budget of zero and no product development. Technical Support, Gvox, 2003 Provided customer technical support for music software Established an efficient database/knowledge base system Managing Coordinator, The University of the Arts School of Music, Philadelphia, PA 1991 – 1999 Maintained the day to day operation of the School of Music Supervised the activities of the staff and work-study students Maintained annual budget and performed payroll accounting Responsible for all purchasing and check requests Created a calendar database system and used it to schedule, manage and publish student and faculty recitals, master classes, concerts, year-end juries, upper-divisional exams, recital juries, admissions auditions and practice facilities. The database system also completed and printed all necessary forms such as programs. Previously all scheduling was done by handwriting on a single paper calendar. Designed relational databases for use by faculty and staff using Filemaker Pro Troubleshot all problems with computers, hardware and software Maintained the School of Music network server Automated everyday tasks Coordinated all instrument tuning, repair and movement Performed minor repairs and tunings as needed Attended University meetings as a representative of the School of Music Concert Coordinator, The University of the Arts School of Music, 1989 – 1991 Responsible for scheduling student and faculty recitals, recital juries, master classes and concerts Special Assistant to the Director, Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts, (Bucknell University, Bloomsburg University and Mercyhurst College, PA) 1988 – 1991 (summers) Responsible to transform non arts university campuses into arts campuses in four weeks and return campuses to original condition within one week after the program Supervised and assisted local work crews, both union and non-union Responsible for all logistics and supplies President and founder of Hotstrings, Inc. providing music contracting services, 1994 – present Orchestra contractor for the opening of the 2001 Macabe Games in Philadelphia Orchestra contractor for the Diocese of Camden County New Jersey, The Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra 1993 – 1999 Local string contractor for Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Page/Robert Plant, The Moody Blues, Meatloaf, Roger Daltry, Lyle Lovett and other Electric Factory Concerts productions, 1993 – 1999 String contractor for the Hilton Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, 1995 – 2000 String contractor for MJD Productions, Inc. 1992 – 2004 String contractor for Paul Anka 1995 – 1997 String contractor for Teddy Pendergras recording 1994