Jeff Myers

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Jeff Myers
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Born (1977-08-11) August 11, 1977 (age 42)
ResidenceNew York City
EducationSan Jose State University
Alma materUniversity of Michigan
Spouse(s)JoAnn Garcia
ChildrenMaximilian August Myers

Jeff Myers (born August 11, 1977) is an American composer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Fremont, California, Myers attended San Jose University (earning a Bachelor of Music degree), the Eastman School of Music (earning a Master of Arts degree), and the University of Michigan (earning a Doctor of Musical Arts degree while studying composition under Pulitzer Prize and Grammy Award-winning composer and pianist William Bolcom).


Myers is perhaps most noted for his collaboration with Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn and pianist Cory Smythe. His piece, The Angry Birds of Kaui was part of Hahn's album In 27 Pieces: The Hilary Hahn Encores Album, which won a Grammy in 2015.[2]

Myers' work has been presented at such venues as Carnegie Hall, the Library of Congress, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Kimmel Center, Darmstadt, Het Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Bard College, the Institute for Advanced Study, and (Le) Poisson Rouge.

Noted collaborators and commissioners include the New York City Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, Orchestre national de Lorraine, the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra, the University of Michigan Symphonic Band, Transit, The JACK Quartet, the PRISM Quartet, pianist Ralph van Raat, pipa virtuoso Yang Jing, violinist Yuki Numata, hornist Laura Klock, tenor William Hite, librettist Royce Vavrek, and librettist Quincy Long.

He provided musical score for the films Chaunte DuBois[3] and The Passive-Aggressive Little Toaster,[4] directed by Richard O'Sullivan and produced by Sandra Rayne Garcia.

He also worked on Rocko's Modern Life with Timothy Björklund


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