Biography

Jerome Kurtenbach is an avid composer, conductor, accompanist, arranger, director, screenwriter, producer and musician. As a film composer and conductor he has recently scored the feature length film THE IMPENETRABLE CHALICE, and the shorts TOUCH and MYEONGWOL, along with short films for BANANA REPUBLIC.COM and CRUNCH GYM online. He also wrote, directed, produced, and scored four short films under his production company GREENLAKE ENTERTAINMENT. His score for the full length feature FOR THE COMMON MAN along with over thirty other short films showcases his unique combination of sounds and styles. He has premiered over forty works for the concert stage, including three orchestral pieces, two song cycles, and various other ensembles.

As a musician, Kurtenbach’s extensive skill in piano and organ, as well as several other instruments, brings expansive knowledge to his compositions. He co-wrote and produced the album RATTLE MY CAGE available on iTunes with an eclectic array of styles and genres. He is the featured pianist on three other iTunes albums for artists Johnathan Baker, Sonya Bender and Joe Settineri. He serves as Musical Director (MD) for THE APPLE SISTER'S VARIETY SHOW, performing at the Coronet Theater, UCB, Groundlings in Los Angeles, and in Las Vegas. He is also an MD for The Second City Hollywood, playing for the Improv Troupe ALL SKATE and the REALLY AWESOME IMPROV SHOW. He served as MD and Arranger for the World Premiere of the New Musical TOWN WITHOUT PITY, I WANT MY 80’S MUSICAL and TOTS IN TINSELTOWN. He also served as MD for the premiere and run of ONE WAY TICKET TO HELL in Los Angeles.

Kurtenbach earned both his Bachelor & Master of Music Degrees in Composition at Oklahoma City University studying under national award-winning composer Dr. Edward Knight. He holds a professional certificate from USC in their film scoring program. He studied under industry leaders including James Newton Howard, John Frizzell, Christopher Young and John Ehrlich, recording at Warner Bros. and Capitol Records.

Most currently Kurtenbach continues to write for the screen and stage. He serves as business manager and a director of Q6 Studios, Inc. He is currently developing GREENLAKE STUDIOS, offering private instruction in piano, composition, song writing, and vocal coaching. Developing two feature length screenplays and producing several vocal albums of original material and beyond keeps him on the front of diversity and creativity. He serves on faculty, as piano coordinator, a music director (Seussical, Pippin, and Rent) and arranger for the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles. Kurtenbach is a member of ASCAP.

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