Jesse Wiener composer for film, theater and media.

COMPOSING / FILM WORK

  • MORAL COURAGE, from Sing Out, Mr. President.

Published by G. Schirmer, available from Hal Leonard.

Recorded on Celebrating the American Spirit, Sono Luminus

The piece Moral Courage, an a capella work for 3 part chorus, is part of a cycle entitled

Sing Out, Mr. President comissioned by conductor Judith Clurman. Other featured composers included Milton Babbit, Samuel Adler, Nico Muhly, Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lippa.

Thomas Huizenga, Producer.

Judith Clurman, MD

  • MI CORAZÓN – FILM

Composer / Music Producer

Marielle Woods, Dir.

  • THE FALL OF NEW ATLANTIS – FILM

Composer / Music Producer

Nick Hallbilsback, Dir.

  • OSCAR – FILM

Composer / Music Producer

Cat Green, Dir.

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MUSIC PREPARATION / ARRANGING

  • THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA

Music Preparation Supervisor / Copyist

Fred Lassen, MD & Orchestrator | Andy Sandberg, Dir. | Westside Theater, NYC

  • BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN

String Arrangements & Chart Prep for the E Street Band

  • WHITE NOISE

Music Preparation Supervisor / Copyist / Transcription / Music Associate

Whoopi Goldberg, Holly Way & Jay Strommen, Producers

Jesse Vargas, MD | Sergio Trujillo, Dir. | Royal George Theater, Chicago, IL

  • AMERICAN  SONGBOOK: GAVIN CREEL &  STEPHEN OREMUS

Music Preparation Supervisor / Copyist / Transcriptions

Stephen Oremus, MD | The Allen Room, Lincoln Center, NYC

  • AFTER ROBERT HUTCHENS

Music Preparation Supervisor / Copyist / Music Associate

Williamstown Theater Festival Fellowship Musical 2011, Laguna Beach Workshop 2012

Jesse Vargas, MD | Sheryl Kaller, Dir. | Book, Music & Lyrics by Nick Blaemire

  • BEYOND THE MUSIC

Music Preparation, Transcriptions & Piano Arrangements from Guitar/Vocal Recordings

Fred Lassen, MD | Andy Sandberg, Producer/Book Writer | NYC Readings

  • SCOTT ALAN AT BIRDLAND

Music Preparation Supervisor / Copyist | Jesse Vargas, MD & Orchestrator | Birdland, NYC

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MUSIC DIRECTING

  • THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA

Associate Conductor / Associate Music Supervisor / Guitar

Fred Lassen, MD | Andy Sandberg, Dir. | Westside Theater, NYC

  • CAROUSEL MUSIC THEATER

Music Director for the 1 Season. | Boothbay Harbor, ME

  • SWEENEY TODD

MD, Conductor (Full Original Orchestration) | Loeb Drama Center Main Stage, Cambridge, MA

  • THE SPITFIRE GRILL

Music Director, Keyboard/Conductor, Synth Programming | Schaeberle Studio (Pace University), NYC

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GUITAR / KEYBOARD / SINGING

  • GODSPELL ON BROADWAY

Guitar 3/Keyboard 2 Sub (associate chair)

Charlie Alterman, MD | Daniel Goldstein, Dir. | Circle In The Square, NYC

  • WHITE NOISE

Guitar 1, Guitar 2/Keyboard 2 Sub (associate chair)

Whoopi Goldberg, Holly Way & Jay Strommen, Producers

Jesse Vargas, MD | Sergio Trujillo, Dir. | Royal George Theater, Chicago, IL

  • AFTER ROBERT HUTCHENS

Guitar | Williamstown Theater Festival Fellowship Musical 2011

  • ESSENTIAL VOICES USA 

Tenor | Judith Clurman, MD | Performed at Carnegie Hall with New York Pops Orchestra.

  • MARBLE COLLEGIATE SANCTUARY CHOIR

Professional Tenor 1 | Ken Dake, MD

  • KATE TAYLOR BAND 

Played Guitar and Bass to accompany Kate Taylor. Appeared on stage with Carly Simon, Jim Belushi, Tony Garnier, Arlen Roth, Ben Taylor, Alice Ripley, Shannon Ford, Mindy Jostyn, Bill Holloman

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FREELANCE EXPERIENCE

  • FREELANCE MUSIC WORK

Piano and Guitar Accompaniment, Background Tracks, Arrangements, Orchestrations, Transcription, Transposition, Music Preparation.

Clients include: Lincoln Center, La Cage Aux Folles on Broadway, Brian Lowdermilk, Bruce Springsteen, Larry O’Keefe, John Miller, Bob Cline Casting, Duncan Stewart Casting, David Yazbek.

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EDUCATION & TRAINING

  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY: Bachelor of Arts, in Music (Class of 2008)

Magna Cum Laude for thesis (A Song Cycle for Mezzo-Soprano and Chamber Orchestra)

  • MUSIC COMPOSITION & ORCHESTRATION

Elliott Gyger & Nicholas Vines (2005-2008) Harvard University

  • PRIVATE VOICE STUDIES

Frank Kelley (2005-2007), Harvard Memorial Church

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