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Clive Romney

on 27/03/2012
Eagle Scout Badge, Type 6

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• Composer of over 500 works, singer-songwriter, arranger

• Performer on guitar, mandolin, bass, accordion, percussion

• Storyteller and passionate portrayer of the pioneer experience

• Entrepreneur, owner of Pitchfork Recording Studios & Romney Musical Services

Executive Director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts (www.upharts.org)

• Arts & multi-disciplinary networking advocate

• Husband to Bonnie, father to 5, grandpa to 20

Biographical Sketch

Clive Romney wears many hats. Clive the recording producer has produced more than 120 albums, thousands of other recordings: jingles, demos, digital samples, theme songs and audio-visual soundtracks. He engineers most of his own recordings in his studio, Pitchfork Studios, and produced “Histories of the Hymns” and “Music With a Message” for The Mormon Channel.

Clive Romney the composer and songwriter has more than 450 published works. Clive wrote the lyrics for the animated films Swan Princess II, III, and the soon-to-be-released IV, the music and lyrics for “Over The Edge at The Grand Canyon” (commissioned by the National Park), the music for the new Nauvoo Visitors’ Center show “High Hopes and Riverboats”, much of the lyrics and music for a pioneer heritage show called “The Ghosts of Gardner Village”, and an elementary-school early Utah history program called “The Heart Of A Pioneer”, and music and lyrics for “Echoes of Christmas” presented these past three Christmases at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City. He is creative director for “Story Road Utah” which tells the pioneer stories of Utah communities and families.

Clive Romney the teacher has taught guitar, songwriting, arranging and Introduction to the Music Business at Brigham Young University, University of Utah, Salt Lake Community College, and privately.

Clive Romney the performer has 4,000+ performances to his credit—solo and with Enoch Train, Caboose, Willingly, Grouse Creek Lily, Manassas, and other ensembles. He plays guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, accordion, percussion, dan tranh, charango, bodhran, various other ethnic instruments, and “just enough piano to get into trouble.”

Clive Romney the organizer is Executive Director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts, which portrays the passion of the pioneer experience in all the heritage arts (www.upharts.org).

But Clive Romney the man cherishes the precious time he spends with his wife Bonnie, and his five children and 19 (soon to be 21) grandchildren.

OTHER:            Trilingual: Fluent English & Spanish, und ein bischen Deutsch (German).

Vice-Chair, West Valley City Arts Council, 1999-2000

Past Chair, Music Division, Mormon Arts Festival 1999

Bishop, LDS Church, July ’90 to Sept.’94, and Jun ‘02 to Sept. ‘06

Past President, Sigma Gamma Chi Fraternity, Univ. of Utah

Religious missionary, Chile, 1968-70.

Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America.

National Merit Scholar and National Honor Society

Past Lodge Chief, El-ku-ta Lodge, Order of the Arrow

U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Lieutenant commissioned 14 Dec. 1973.

Honorable discharge at 1st Lieutenant 1982.

INTERESTS:     Reading, sports, traveling, hiking, languages, history, gardening, history.

HONORS:         Pearl Award, Instrumental Album of the Year, 2002, FCMA

Pearl Award, Holiday Recording of the Year, 2001, FCMA

Pearl Award, Instrumental Song of the Year, 2001, FCMA

Pearl Award, Producer of the Year, 1999, Faith-Centered Music Ass’n.

Pearl Award, Group of the Year, 1999, Faith-Centered Music Ass’n.

Gold Award, Utah Advertising Federation, Best Use of Music, 1982


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