Jeremy Borum is a film composer, orchestrator, and music engraver. Among the first wave of working composers to see the digital de-monetization of music as a piece of history, not an ongoing process, he built a successful music career in an uncertain industry that is re-inventing itself. He currently has credits on 15 features, 2 network TV shows, 17 shorts, and 35 albums. An active member of the Society of Composers and Lyricists, he is a contributing author to their quarterly journal The Score. He has worked globally with many major orchestras and studios, recording or performing in about 30 countries to crowds as large as 80,000. He teaches a bi-annual intensive film scoring seminar at Citrus College in Glendora, CA, and is a frequent guest lecturer in university classrooms. A do-it-yourself guy to the core, he has also built two studios and custom gear.
Jeremy was a founding member and co-owner of the digital sheet music publisher ZMX Music. Prior to his time with ZMX he prepared music engravings for many of the largest print music publishers including Hal Leonard, EMI, Edition Peters, Alfred, Morning Star, and others. Thousands of his music engravings are available both digitally and in print worldwide.
Jeremy appears frequently as an industry guest at universities, conventions, and master classes. He first began teaching music in 2002 in the public school district of Davis, CA, where he had 160 students. Along with his guest appearances he currently teaches a bi-annual intensive immersive film scoring course at Citrus College in Glendora, CA.
Any artist who wants a meaningful career must have a sustainable balance between art and business.Jeremy BorumAs an educator Jeremy’s mission is to bring practicality, an awareness of business, and an entrepreneurial mindset into music education. He wrote Guerrilla Film Scoring to address those obvious holes in the available literature and university curricula.
True artistic freedom can only be achieved when a keen sense of business allows an artist to support themselves ONLY with their art. Without an entrepreneurial perspective musicians are destined to be hobbyists or starving artists. Without artistry a clever business person can only create uninspiring music. When the two are balanced, the possibilities are limitless.
Jeremy studied music at The Colburn School in Los Angeles, CA, Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, Australian National University in Canberra, Australia, and University of California in Davis, CA.