Russell Nagy

Russell Nagy is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music as well as the Cleveland Institute of Electronics. Further education includes the La Domaine School of Orchestral Training, Hancock, ME and The Don Sebesky Film Scoring Workshop, NYC.

A published composer of both sacred and secular music his compositions range from choral octavos to film scores, marching band arrangements to full-length musicals. In 2005, Russell’s published works reached total sales of over one million. Cynosure is his first work to include narration.

A champion of music for young people, Russell is known for his sacred children’s anthems and Bible verse memory songs as well as the "Sticky Hooks" series – songs that support learning in the elementary classroom. He has also written electronic scores for LeapPad® scholastic products. His musical Tetelestai, ("It Is Finished") enters its 35th year of production.

As an audio professional, Russell’s production credits are found on albums by such artists as classical pianist Earl Wild, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, jazz greats Stéphane Grappelli, McCoy Tyner and Phil Woods and The Ohio State University Marching Band. As a technologist he was six years the Music & MIDI Editor for the Multimedia CD ROM, Nautilus.

An avid jazz pianist and devoted cross-country cyclist, Russell currently teaches at Capital University Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio.