NOVEMBER 16, 2005


Rose State recording professor’s song selected for soundtrack

Rose State College Professor Craig White plays a sample of "Takin' Candy From My Baby," a song he wrote that was recently selected to appear in an upcoming movie soundtrack.

“Takin’ Candy From My Baby,” written by Rose State College Professor Craig White, has been selected for the soundtrack in the upcoming film “Left In Darkness.”

“I wrote this song in 1987 with Felix Linden, a former student of mine from my very first songwriting class," White said. "The music supervisor for this particular film liked it and we signed it soon after.”

White is a graduate of Oklahoma Christian University where he completed a bachelor of arts in music and the University of Central Oklahoma where he earned a master’s degree in music education. He joined the College in 1980 as an adjunct guitar professor and shortly after began developing music related courses. At RSC he developed the music recording emphasis within the Liberal Studies degree. He also teaches Intro. to Recording, Recording II, Computers & Music I/II, American Music Industry, Writing Lyrics, Pop Music Theory and Beginning Group Guitar.

In addition, he is owner and operator of White Rose Recording Studio and engineers and produces his own materials as well as material by regional and national artists. His work has been featured on “Access Hollywood,” “Passions,” “As the World Turns,” HBO & TNT movies, among others.

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