|Categories||Classical, Contemporary, Electronic, Soundtrack/Film Music, Experimental Music, Electroacoustic Music|
Drew Schnurr is a composer and performer based in Downtown Los Angeles. Over the past decade his composition work has been performed in select national concert venues while his scoring and sound design work has been featured on various television networks and presented on film screens internationally. He is acclaimed as an innovative solo performer playing traditional stringed instruments mixed with fascinating electronic sounds in live improvisation. His current creative work engages multiple levels of visual, music, and social culture, seeking to inspire and stimulate, while encouraging critical awareness, and motivating creative thought.
Drew has performed extensively across the US, Europe, and Japan, and with symphony orchestras including the Los Angeles Camarata Symphony, San Bernardino Symphony, and Kalamazoo Symphony. He has also composed for performances at the Ford Amphitheater, Harris Hall, and for the Regina Klenjoski Dance Company, members of the Hysterica Dance Company, and for the International Design Conference Aspen. His electronic sound compositions have been presented internationally including exhibits at the Beal Center for Art and Technology, the ARCO Madrid 29th International Contemporary Art Fair, and the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca (MACO). Drew's composition work in film has been featured at international film festivals including Canes, Los Angeles, New York, Santa Barbara, and Monterey. Drew's composing and sound design clients include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Sony Ericsson, Dodge, Yamaha Music Corporation, Wieden + Kennedy, Nike, 20th Century Fox, Paramount Entertainment, Live Earth, and Much Music USA.
In 2008 Drew began his studies as a PhD graduate student in composition at UCLA where he has studied with composers Paul Chihara, Ian Krouse, Davis Lefkowitz, and Roger Bourland. Drew is projected to graduate Cum Laude in Spring 2013. Drew also teaches Sound and Sonic Visual Aesthetics at UCLA’s Design Media Arts program. He previously studied music at Western Michigan University and was recipient of a Masters in Music Performance from the School of Music at the University of Southern California.