Michael Boddicker

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Michael LehmMichael_Boddickerann Boddicker (born January 19, 1953), is an American film composer and session musician, specializing in electronic music. Three times N.A.R.A.S. Most Valuable Player “Synthesizer” and MVP Emeritus, he was awarded a Grammy as a songwriter for Imagination from Flashdance in 1984. In recognition of his achievements, contributions and furtherance of electronic music in the recording industry he was presented with an honorary doctorate of music from Coe College in 1991.He has given seminars at such noticeable entities as FIDM, Coe, The International Computer Music Conference and San Jose State University. He was the winner of Keyboard Magazine’s Reader’s Poll Award – “Best Studio Synthesist” 1986 & 1987 and “Best Session Player” 1988.

He attended The University of Iowa where he studied electronic music, poetry and 20th century composition. He later went on to The University of Wisconsin for jazz improvisation and UCLA for continued studies in music composition. He quickly found work as a session musician, and by 1977 appeared playing synthesizer, vocoder, accordion and keyboards on albums by many notables such as Quincy Jones, Randy Newman, The Manhattan Transfer and The Bee Gees.

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