Jeff Kryka, PhD


Composer and orchestrator, whose work has been featured in major motion pictures, TV-shows, video games, and heard in concert halls

Film and concert composer Jeff Kryka has been awarded by Turner Classic Movies, ASCAP, the RMA L.A., the Henry Mancini Foundation. As both a composer and orchestrator, his work has been featured in major motion pictures, hit TV-shows, best-selling video games, and heard in concert halls across the globe.

Originally from Rochester, MN, Mr. Kryka studied music composition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with composers Stephen Dembski and Laura Schwendinger and at the University of California-Los Angeles with composers Paul Chihara, Roger Bourland, Ian Krouse, and David Lefkowitz. He received his PhD. At UCLA he also studied film music with composers Charles Fox, Laura Karpman, and orchestration with Bruce Broughton. He has taught music theory, ear training, and composition at UCLA and the Colburn Conservatory of Music. He has served as an assistant and orchestrator for award-winning composers Michael Giacchino, Paul Chihara, Chris Tilton, and Laura Karpman. Recent projects include films: Dr. Strange, Star Trek Beyond, Jurassic World, Zootopia, Inside Out, Tomorrowland, Jupiter Ascending, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and Star Trek Into Darkness; TV-Series: Zoo, Fringe, and Alcatraz; and video games: Assassin’s Creed Unity, SimCity, and Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom.

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