Session Singer/Vocal Contractor SALLY STEVENS was the featured luncheon guest speaker at ASMAC’s October 21, 2015 luncheon.
Throughout her career Sally Stevens has worked with a multitude of legendary composers and arrangers. Her first film score call was for HOW THE WEST WAS WON (Alfred Newman, 1962) and her most recent was contracting the mens’ choir for BRIDGE OF SPIES. (Thomas Newman, 2015) She has sung and contracted vocals for THE SIMPSONS and FAMILY GUY since the inception of the shows, and sings on the Main Titles for both. And, she has been the Choral Director for the Academy Awards for 22 of the last 25 broadcasts.
In the 60’s, Sally went on the road with Ray Conniff on his first tour as an “artist”, toured with Nat “KING” Cole, as a singer/dancer, then worked in Variety TV, on the Danny Kaye, Carol Burnett, Red Skelton, and Judy Garland shows, did extensive record and commercial work with “the Wrecking Crew” all through the mid sixties to mid seventies, toured as Soloist with Burt Bacharach from the late sixties through the late seventies, and continued working as a freelance session singer in film, TV, Commercials and Sound Recordings, adding Vocal Contracting to her resume in the early eighties. She did extensive solo work in Episodic TV and film, with solo vocals in such films as DIRTY HARRY, PALE RIDER, THE FOX, SECRET OF NIMH, BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID, A NEW LIFE, BATMAN RETURNS, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER, ON ANY SUNDAY, SNEAKERS and others.
She has contracted vocal choirs and ensembles for John Williams, Elmer Bernstein, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, James Horner, Marc Shaiman, Don Davis, Bill Conti, Thomas Newman, David Newman, Lalo Schifrin, Marco Beltrami, Brian Tyler, Tyler Bates, Lyle Workman, Theodore Shapiro, and others.
With over 50 years in the business, she has a lot of stories to tell –and she talks about many of those wonderful experiences. Sally also touches on some of the changes in our business… the ‘good’ and the ‘not so good’… and how the benefits to one community turn out to be detriments to other parts of our business.
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