Film and concert composer Jeff Kryka has been awarded by Turner Classic Movies, ASCAP, the RMA L.A., the Henry Mancini Foundation, and has been performed by virtuoso violinists Anne Akiko Meyers and Maria Bachmann, the Hollywood Studio Symphony, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the Laguna Beach Music Festival, The Hollywood Reporter Key Art Awards, Pacific Serenades, and the Heartland Symphony Orchestra.
Jeff studied music composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison the University of California-Los Angeles, studying with composers Paul Chihara, Roger Bourland, Ian Krouse, and David Lefkowitz. At UCLA he also studied film music with composers Charles Fox, Laura Karpman, and orchestration with Bruce Broughton.
He earned his masters in 2008, his PhD in 2011, and he is currently an instructor at UCLA. He has worked for composers Michael Giacchino, Paul Chihara, Chris Tilton, and Laura Karpman. Projects include the Fox TV shows: Fringe, Alcatraz, and Undercovers, as well as the blockbuster films Super 8, John Carter, and Let Me In.
For more information, and to listen to samples of Jeff’s music, please visit www.jeffkryka.com