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Jeremy Van Buskirk is currently acting chair of the Composition and Theory Department and acting chair of Chamber Music at the Longy School of Music of Bard College

Composer Jeremy Van Buskirk (b. 1973) is a native of Lockport, New York. His early musical training began with piano and saxophone. Although, life changed forever at age 12 when he picked up a bass guitar and discovered his passion for writing and improvising music.

Jeremy's has been performed around the world including Carnegie Hall, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Chicago Symphony Center by organizations such as the Boston Opera Collaborative, SEAMUS, ICMC, Alea III, Longy Conservatory Orchestra, Lorelei Ensemble, saxophonist Ken Radnofsky, The Fourth Wall Ensemble, Redline Brass Quintet, Vento Chiaro, Aurora Borealis Festival, The Rivers School Conservatory Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music of the Young, Electronic Music Midwest, and 60x60.

Recordings of Jeremy's electroacoustic music have been released on the SEAMUS, Ablaze Records, and Tell-Tale Music Media music labels. His music is also published by World Projects Publishing.

B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.M. (Composition), M.M. (Modern American Music), Longy School of Music. D.M.A. (Composition), Boston University.

Principal teachers: Lukas Foss, Richard Cornell, Joshua Fineberg, John Fitz Rogers, and Paul Brust.

picture: Ken Schwarz
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