Norman Ludwin started playing the bass at age nine. He has been composing since his teens, but attended Cal Arts and the University of Southern California to study bass with Buell Neidlinger and Milton Kestenbaum. His studies with Ray Brown helped him pursue his interest in jazz.
In 1983, Norman took the co-principal job in the Natal Philharmonic in Durban, South Africa.
Returning to Los Angeles in 1985, Norman now freelances in the symphony and recording fields, sitting principal in the South Bay Chamber Orchestra, Mozart Camerata and the Symphony in the Glen.
Norman currently teaches orchestration in UCLA Extension Film Scoring Program, and is an occasional contributor to The Bass World Magazine.
In May 2003, Norman received his Masters in Composition degree from the California State University at Northridge. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Composition from the Claremont Graduate University.
  • Member Since: 2006


Sharon West
over 30 days ago to Norman S. Ludwin

Hi Norman - I just had to write to tell you how much I am enjoying your music. Patriotic Song struck me as so genuine and articulate that I was quite awestruck. A truly beautiful piece. Now listening to Cape Morning, and I am curious as to why you chose the genre of New Age - Alternative vs. Neo-Classical but I am glad I have found you in any event. Your music is truly inspirational and filled with melodious hope. I will look forward to hearing much more from you.


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