KEYNOTE MUSICAL

Sheet Music • New Music • Recording

RESUME

• EDUCATION

 

Schooling

1994-99                 UC Davis, B.A. in music, emphasis in composition and accompaniment

1997-98                 University of Exeter Music Department, Exeter, England

2005                        School of Improvised Music, New York City, NY

 

Classical Piano Training

1981-83                 Lynn Gendo, Santa Rosa, CA

1983-85                 Robin Wachsberg, Santa Rosa, CA

1985-94                 Vera Slade, Santa Rosa, CA

1995-96                 Lois Brandwynne, UC Davis, CA

2001                        Marilyn Thompson, Petaluma, CA

 

Jazz Piano Training

1995                        Bob Soder, Davis

2002-2003           Self guided jazz piano study intensive

2005                        Art Lande, Boulder, CO

 

Composition and Orchestration

1995-98                 Dr. Ross Bauer,  professor of music, UC Davis

1996                        Dr. David Granger, University of Exeter, England

 

• WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Education Accompaniment/Performance and Instruction

1994                        Lori Ott Music Studio, Santa Rosa, CA

1995-1998           Student Senoir Recitals, UC Davis, CA

1995-1998           UC Davis choir, CA

1994-1999           UC Davis Teaching Studios, CA

1999                        Santa Rosa Junior College choir, CA

1999-2001           First United Methodist Church choir, Petaluma

1999-2001           Studio and Performance accompanist in North Bay Area, CA

1999-2002           Private Singing and Music Instruction, Sonoma County, CA

2001                        Bravo T.V. and Camp Broadway theater weekend, Santa Rosa, CA

2001                        Staging and Direction Class, Cinnabar Theater, Petaluma, CA

2001                        Theater Summer Camp, Cinnabar, Petaluma, CA

2001                        Sonoma State University Choir, CA

2001                        Sonoma State University Teaching Studios, CA

2001                        Private Vocal Coaching, Sonoma State University, CA

2002                        Elim Lutheran Church Choir, Petaluma

2004                        ‘Musical Theater Class’, Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids, Boulder, CO

2004-2012           Vocal Performance Class with Michele Jennings, Boulder, CO

2004+                      Private Instruction (piano, vocal coaching, composition, improvisation), Boulder, CO

2005                        Travis Laberge Music studios, Boulder, CO

2005                        Rock ‘n Roll Camp, Doghouse Music Studios, Lafayette, CO

2005                        Broomfield High School Choir, Broomfield, CO

2005                        ‘Music for Singers’, Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids

2005                        Performance Class, Nobo Studio, Boulder, CO

2005                        BFA Singing course, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

2006-2007           Naropa teaching faculty, Naropa University, Boulder, CO

2007-2012           CU, DU and Metro State Recital Accompanist (juries, competitions and recitals), Denver, CO

2007-2013           Accompaniment for singers, instrumentalists, theaters, universities

2013+                      Sub Accompanist for King of Glory Lutheran Church, Arvada, CO

2014+                      Accompanist/Vocal Coach Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids, Boulder, CO

2015+                      Accompanist for Tara Performaing Arts High School, Boulder, CO

 

Professional Opera and Musical Theater Accompaniment/Performance

1994                        ‘Mame’, Santa Rosa Junior College, CA

1995                        ‘Jesus Christ Super Star’, Santa Rosa Junior College, CA

1996                        ‘Cabaret’, Santa Rosa Junior College, CA

1998                        ‘Ti-Jean and his Brothers’, UC Davis, CA

1999                        ‘Peer Gynt’, UC Davis, CA

1999                        ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’, Sonoma County Rep, Sebastopol, CA

1999                        ‘The Stinky Cheese Man’, Actor’s Theater, Santa Rosa, CA

1999                        ‘You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown’, Novato Community Players, Novato, CA

2000                        ‘Dido and Aeneas’, Cinnabar, Petaluma, CA

2000                        ‘Swallow’s Tale’, Cinnabar, Petaluma, CA

2001                        ‘The Mikado’, Cinnabar, Petaluma

2001                        ‘A Gilbert and Sullivan Review’, Sebastopol Savoyards, Sebastopol, CA

2001                        ‘Die Fliedermaus’, Pacific Opera Theater Co., Santa Rosa, CA

2001                        ‘My Favorite Years’,  Montgomery High School, Santa Rosa, CA

2001                        ‘A Day at the County’, Bodega Theater Co., Bodega, CA

2001                        ‘Le Rossignol’ and ‘Mavra’, Cinnabar, Petaluma, CA

2001                        ‘Weill Acts’, Actor’s Theater, Santa Rosa, CA

2001                        ‘Christmas Comes to the Wild Wood’- Cinnabar, Petaluma, CA

2002                        ‘Don Pasquale’, Cinnabar, Petaluma, CA

2003                        ‘Krank: a Kurt Weill Review’, Sonoma State University, CA

2003                        'Madam Butterfly', Cinnabar, Petaluma, CA

2005                        ‘Beauty and the Beast’, Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids, Boulder, CO

2005                        ‘The Lion King’, Rocky Mountain Theater for Kids, Boulder, CO

2005                        ‘The Magic Flute’, Rocky Mountain theater for Kids, Boulder, CO

2008                        ‘Les Miserables’, Center Stage, Louisville, CO

2012                        ‘Once Upon a Mattress’, Longmont Musical Theater Company, Longmont, CO

2013                        ‘Crazy For You’, Ralston Valley High, Arvada, CO

2015                        ‘The Marvellous Wonderettes’, Town Hall Arts Center, Littleon, CO

2015                        ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’, Mizel Theater, Denver, CO

2016                        ‘Magic Moments’, Denver, CO

2016                        ‘25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee’, Red Rocks Community College, Littleton, CO

2016                        ‘Dr. Doolittle’, DL Parsons Theater, Northglenn, CO

2016                        ‘Nuncrackers’, DL Parsons Theater, Northglenn, CO

2017                        ‘Magic Moments’, Denver, CO

 

Musical Direction

2014                        ‘To Broadway with Love’, Denver, CO

2015                        ‘Grease’, Art Underground, Louisville, CO

2015                        ‘Chicago’, Aurora Fox, Denver, CO

2015                        ‘Robin Hood’, Parker, CO

2016                        ‘Magic Moments’, Denver, CO

2016                        ‘Twisted Truths, Racine, WI

2016                        ‘Addam’s Family’, DL Parsons Theater, Northglenn, CO

2016                        ‘Annie Jr.’, Mizel Theater, Denver, CO

2016                        ‘Shrek Jr.’, Mizel Theater, Denver, CO

2016                        ‘Nuncrackers’, DL Parsons Theater, Northglenn, CO

2017                        ‘Into The Woods’, DL Parsons Theater, Northglenn, CO

2017                        ‘Magic Moments’, Denver, CO

 

Performance

1990-1994           Santa Rosa High School Concert Choir, Chamber Singers and Jazz band, Santa Rosa, CA

1995-1998           UC Davis Early Music Ensemble, chamber music ensembles, UC Jazz band, Free Jazz ensemble under John Tchicai, Davis, CA

1999-2001           Solo gig work (coffee shops, restaurants, private parties, wineries, etc.) in Marin and Sonoma Counties

2001-2002           Jazz and classical performances, private and public venues, Sonoma County

2001                        ‘JH Big Band’ swing band, Santa Rosa, CA

2001                        ‘Sol Horizon’ reggae band, Sebastopol , CA

2002-2007           ‘Akimbo’ (afro-pop), ‘Mind X’ (fusion), ‘Phonic’ (funk/rock), ‘GodKey’ (free jazz), ‘Mars Fusion’ (funk/jazz), ‘ the Left Channel’ (space rock), ‘Juba Juba’ (Grateful Dead), ‘Soul Sacrifice’ (Santana), ‘Curbside’ (rock), ‘White Cat Pink’ (electro-lounge jazz), ‘Art of Break’ (funk rock), ‘Determination’ (reggae), ‘DVS’ (rock jazz), ‘Freight’ (rock), ‘The Fever’ (funk/motown covers), ‘The Moment’ (psychedlic funk rock), ‘Bill Smith’ (complex rock), ‘Sangha’ (kirtan funk-rock), ‘Casual Crisis’ (funk, americana), ‘Steve Manshel Band’ (top 40), ‘Potcheen’ (celtic rock), ‘Morsoul’ (funk)

2005                        Solo Performance at: Redfish (Boulder), Niwot Tavern (Niwot), Johnny’s Cigar Bar (Boulder)

2006                        Solo and ensemble performance, classical, jazz for parties, events, weddings, etc., CO

2006                        Core and substitute member for area bands, local and touring, CO

2007                        DU concerto competition accopmanist (Chopin Piano Concerto #1)

2007                        Metro State concerto competition accompanist (Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto #2)

2008- 2012          Ongoing duo projects with jazz singers

2007                        Jefferson County Orchestra Young Artist Competition (Third Place, Rachmaninoff #2)

2011+                      ‘Ribbons and Strings’ Piano quartet, CO

2011-2012           ‘Hit and Run’ musical improv theater company, CO

2012-2013           ‘Sangha’, kirtan funk-rock band, CO

2013                        Faculty recital, Metro State, CO

2015+                      Various jazz and classical performances

2015+                      Various Rock, Blues and Funk Band performances

 

Composing/Arranging

1997-1999           Score preparation, editing and research under Jonathan Elkus, UC Davis, CA

2008                        Singer songwriter album transcription and score preparation

2008                        Jazz chart transposing and transcribing

2009                        Peter Gabriel’s ‘In Your Eyes’, arranged for string quartet

2009                        Angel Deluna (off broadway musical), score preparation

2009+                      Transcribing, arranging, copying for: singers, instrumentalists, bands, conductors, etc., CO

2013                        Orchestral Arrangemer for ‘Soundstage Rhythm Orchestra’, OR

2014+                      Band and orchestral arranging (ongoing)

2015                        Orchestral Arranger for ‘To Broadway with Love’ the musical review, Denver, CO

2015                        Orchestral Arranger for ‘Robin Hood’ the musical, Parker, CO

2015+                      Orchestral Arranger for Elizabeth Montgomery’s Tribute to Julie Andrews

2016                        ‘Twisted Truths, Racine, WI

 

Orchestral Debuts

2011                        Soundstage Rhythm Orchestra, Portland, OR

2015                        Bartlesville Symphony Orchestra, Bartlesville, OK

2015                        ‘Robin Hood’, Parker, CO

2016                        Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, Cheynne, WY

2017                        Kettering Praise Orchestra, Dayton, OH

2017                        Kingswood Pops Orchestra, Houston, TX

 

Recording and Producing

1995                        ‘Diaphanous Soliloquy’, solo work

1996                        ‘The God mediocrity’, solo work

2013                        ‘City Lights’, collaborative electronic music production

2015                        Songwriter and studio producer for singer Diana Renee, Boulder, CO

2015+                      Ongoing mobile recording, engineering

2015+                      Ongoing audio and midi production

 

 

Album Credits

2011                        ‘Sustenance’, Morsoul- composing and performance

2015                        ‘Veritas’, Jay Soto- orchestral arranging

2015                        ‘Without the Fear’, Diana Renee- composing, production, performance

 

Composition

1989-2008           Composition in all styles and ensembles

1995                        Collaboration on a spoken word performance piece

1999                        ‘The Stinky Cheese Man’, for Actor’s Theater, Santa Rosa, CA

2001                        ‘Wind in the Willows’, with playwright Deborah Eubanks, for Cinnabar, Petaluma, CA

2006-2013           Composition and commissioned songwriting for singers, USA

 

Dance Accompaniment

1999                        UC Davis Ballet, Davis, CA

1999-2000           Petaluma City Ballet, Petaluma, CA

 

Miscellaneous

2004                        Musical accompaniment for Dr. Joel Alter, osteopath, Santa Rosa, CA

2005                        Musical accompaniment for Lynn Chandler, Reiki practitioner, Boulder, CO

BIO

Raised in a disciplined classical world, Jeremy Kurn became a lifelong student of composition, improvisation, jazz, classical and musical theater. He took an unconventional journey to find authentic musical inspiration sourced by years of travel, spiritual practices, experimental music, mountain climbing and martial arts. Jeremy now works as a professional composer, arranger, producer and music director. He has completed three original musicals debued locally and abroad, his arrangements have been played by orchestras and big bands throughout the country and he has worked locally with the DCPA, Town Hall Arts Center, DL Parsons Theater, Aurora Fox Theater, and others.

 
 

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