Jeremy Van Buskirk, Acting Department Chair; Composition and Theory, Electronic Music; Chamber Music
Jeremy Van Buskirk is acting chair of Longy's Composition and Theory Department and director of the Computer Music Studio. Recent performances of his large ensemble music have included concerts in Carnegie Hall and Chicago Symphony Center.
A native of Lockport, New York, Jeremy's 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 music has been performed by ensembles and organizations such as SEAMUS, ICMC, Alea III, Longy Chamber Orchestra, Lorelei Ensemble, saxophonist Ken Radnofsky, The Fourth Wall Ensemble, Redline Brass Quintet, Vento Chiaro, Longitude, Aurora Borealis Festival, The Rivers School Conservatory Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music of the Young, Electronic Music Midwest, and 60x60. His orchestral music has been premiered in Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Symphony Center.
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.
Jeremy has a passion for electroacoustic music pedagogy. To this end, he has developed several software applications designed to teach electroacoustic music composition. The Max Composition Environment (MAXCE) is designed to aid composers learning to write pieces using the MAX programming language. Tools of Electroacoustic Composition focuses on creative coding in SuperCollider.
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.