Sean Longstreet graduated from the University of Redlands in June, 2006 with a degree in Music Education and is currently teaching beginning band at the six elementary schools in Beaumont, California. He spent two years at Riverside Community College where he was selected to play for the President's Honor Recital both in 2003 and 2004. He was the marching mandolin player for Disney's The Princess Diaries II, and in 2006 played with a group opening for the band Chicago at the Honda Center. While in the Buddha's Light Symphony Youth Orchestra in 1998 he performed for the Dalai Lama. He has written, arranged and performed music for big bands, jazz combos, theater productions, commercials and films. His arrangements commissioned by the Etiwanda High School Jazz Ensemble, were performed at the 2007 Montreaux Jazz Festival. He premiered an original composition, “The 5th St. Stomp,” at the Idyllwild Jazz festival with the Valley Jazz Orchestra, and recently finished a commission, “City Solitude,” for the Hemet High School Jazz Ensemble. Outside of the jazz genre, Sean has also written extensively for the theatre, composing and recording original music for productions of Hamlet, Twelfth Night, A Streetcar Named Desire, A Wartime Renaissance, and Love’s Labor’s Found. He received an Inland Theater League award for the music of Hamlet, and a nomination for his musical direction of The Rocky Horror Show. His film scores have accompanied several independent, award-winning films such as Jimbo and Marty’s Magnificent Day-Glo Dream-a-Thon. Sean is resident artist and musical director for the Inland Stage Company as well as program director for the Third Sunday Music Series through the Diamond Valley Arts Council.
Instruments/equipment include: 1957 Re-issued Fender Strat GR-55 Guitar Synth Blues Jr. Amp Line 6 Delay (looping function) Acoustic Guitar Djembe Shakers Brushes Tambourine
Love's Labor's Found(2007)
This is the soundtrack CD to the play Love's Labor's Found, directed and produced by the Redlands Regional Players, from Redlands, CA. It consists of original material I wrote for various scenes in the play. Because each scene of the play had a different setting, the music for this album is highly varied. It's hard to define the album as one genre because on it one can hear blues, folk, minimalism, world music, samba, and classical.
This album is mostly comprised of solo guitar improvisations I recorded in the month of February. Many songs were adapted into soundtrack music for my wife's production of Hamlet. (check out the Redlands regional players).