Jon began composing music in a friend’s college dorm room as a computer science and math major at the University of Illinois. From childhood, music was special to him and it was noticed at an early age that he had musical talents that could take him far one day. As a child, Jon can remember composing music in his head, hearing everything from large sweeping orchestral music to heavy metal all in his mind. At the time, he really didn’t know what to do with it until he went to college, where the door was literally opened for him to start writing music. From the beginning, Jon knew in his heart that music was going to be a large part of his professional life. After two years of computer science and math, Jon Pierre changed his major to music composition and enrolled at one of the nation’s premiere creative arts schools, Columbia College.
While at Columbia College, after his first semester as a music composition major, he was hired as a composer and producer in training at one of Chicago’s top production companies, Dupeé Productions. This was a life changer. He was able to learn how to produce music to industry standards as well as learn from more experienced producers. Dupeé Productions has been credited with working with Hidden Beach/Sony’s top recording artists such as Darius Rucker, Jill Scott, and Kindred the Family Soul.
After five years working for Dupeé Productions, Jon left and started Jon Pierre Music. Jon has since, produced several independent records, scored films including full length features and documentaries, video games, and TV commercials. Jon Pierre’s music has also been licensed in TV shows like “So You Think You can Dance?” “The Event,” “Detroit 187,” and “American Idol.” Jon also writes music for TV Promos and blockbuster movie trailers.
Jon Pierre is an award winning composer who scores for film, tv, advertising, and video games. Most recently, Jon scored two films, one of which debuted in theaters in 2013 (“Critical Nexus”) and the other which debuted in seven major cities for one week via AMC distribution in October of 2014. Check IMDB for additional film credits.
Jon’s third video game title will be shipping in March of 2015. The game is called “World of Subways Vol.4” and was developed by German game developer, TML Studios.
Jon has also garnered hundreds of placements of music into film, tv and tv promos for shows like American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, and many other prime time television shows. Additionally, writing original music for the web series “Fanticipation” for Warner Bros. whet his appetite for scoring a series format as well as earning him two more collaborative Telly awards. Having a degree in music composition coupled with years of experience, Jon prides himself on being able to write music in many different genres quickly and professionally all while captivating the audience into the on-screen drama. Use the links below to listen to Jon’s musical work and verify credits.
Soundcloud (recently started): http://www.soundcloud.com/jonpierremusic
Web Series Credit (Click “Show More” to view credit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4irDERVI7-4&list=CLjwRUtYv_9QA