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Shele Sondheim

president / ceo (writer / producer) | Csm words and music

Los angeles, CA, UNITED STATES

global music business entrepreneur with unique professional expertise and celebrity career accomplishments





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At A Glance : Shele Sondheim

Shele Sondheim is a guitarist, pop songwriter, music producer, lyricist, vocal arranger, studio session specialist, electronic dance music remixer, industry networking maverick and global music business entrepreneur. He serves as the Chief Creative Officer for his international music production and publishing company CSM Words and Music in the role of President / CEO. Sondheim’s career is featured at

Formal teachers include Jorge Struntz (Los Angeles), Les McCann (Los Angeles), John Handy (San Francisco State University) and a four year stint at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating with a BA Degree in Jazz Composition - Guitar Major.
Moving to warmer temperatures after college, Shele landed in Las Vegas and began working with cabaret superstars Lola Falana, Wayne Newton, Roy Clark, Flip Wilson, Paul Anka and a variety of entertainment vehicles that enabled him to tour around the world as a guitarist, arranger, music director, bandleader and sessions contractor.

Relocating home to Los Angeles, Sondheim immersed his focus on pop song writing and music production. Demand for his creative participation included sessions with Natalie Cole, Little Richard, Billy Preston and producing commercials, tv & film soundtracks.
He entered into deeper studies in modern music disciplines at Grove School of Music while constructing his vast collaboration partnerships – a pop writer producer network that evolves worldwide, circulating among state of the art facilities, colleagues and established talent. Recent projects include Phil Collins Little Dreams Band & young ingénue emerging artist protégé Lica, pop duo 2KUEL from Tbilisi, Georgia, Sony BMG soundtracks and inclusion on industry advisory boards & university master residencies.

Shele was recently appointed and named International Advisor to Sweden in association with municipality government officials, venture capital investors and partners involved
in the Boomtown educational initiative & Trigger industry event.Not one for resting on his laurels,
Sondheim challenges raising the bar by participating annually at premier music industry trade conferences around the world, in global talent competitions and he strives to elevate his talents and skills in studio sessions, in writer producer collaborations, in business and through fostering relationships and affiliations within the international music community.

Industry Expertise (3)




Areas of Expertise (1)


Accomplishments (2)

president / ceo (professional)

president/ ceo (professional)

Education (1)

berklee: ba, jazz 1980

Event Appearances (1)


columbia college chicago  chicago

Sample Talks (2)

mentor disciple relationship

covers training and seeking a mentor and provides motivational resources to grow skills, communication and network.

mentor disciple relationship



  • Keynote
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  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance


5000 to 250000