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Jeff Myers

Jeff Myers

Myers: The Angry Birds of Kauai

Dopamine for string quartet by Jeff Myers Composer

Dopamine for string quartet by Jeff Myers Composer

Jeff Myers

The music of Jeff Myers incorporates themes from Asian folk genres such as kulintang and gamelan music, visual art, literature, and acoustic phenomena. Electronic sounds and instruments achieve special or complex soundscapes. Notable collaborators and commissioners include New York City Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, Orchestre National de Lorraine, Ann Arbor Symphony, University of Michigan Symphonic Band, JACK Quartet, PRISM Quartet, and many others. He has collaborated with librettist Royce Vavrek on two operas and librettist Quincy Long on a one-act opera for American Lyric Theater.

Jeff’s music has been played at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Library of Congress, Disney Concert Hall, Kimmel Center, Darmstadt, Bard College, Institute for Advanced Study, Le Poisson Rouge and many others in the United States and abroad. He has received awards from The American Academy of Arts and Letters, BMI, and ASCAP, as well as fellowships from the Yale Institute for Musical Theater, Aspen Festival, Tanglewood, Festival Acanthes, and Atlantic Center for the Arts. He holds degrees from University of Michigan, the Eastman School, and San José State University. He currently resides New York as a freelance composer and music editor.