bio - about Jeffrey Hoover


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Jeffrey Hoover's compositions - music ranging from soloist to symphony orchestra - have received recognition through the prestigious Trieste prize, awards from Mu Phi Epsilon, the Lancaster Fine Arts Festival, grants, publications fellowships and over 20 commissions.  He is a member of the ACME roster of Mu Phi Epsilon, recognized for distinguished achievement as a composer.

Whether writing music for film or video, the concert stage, or jazz performance, his works possess a storytelling and cinematic quality.  One aspect of his work is the combination of his music with his own paintings, creating unique interdisciplinary works (where he is both the artist and the composer). His paintings, in professional exhibitions, can be appreciated for their own value, or in concert, where the audience has an opportunity to hear his music and see his art at the same time.

Hoover's experience as a conductor and performer has included orchestra, jazz ensemble, wind ensemble, and choir, performing and conducting his own music as well as the music of other composers. As producer of New Music Today concerts, he has been active in bringing together the audience, performer and composer.

Jeffrey Hoover was born on September 11, 1959, in Anderson, Indiana. He holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts (Composition and Interdisciplinary Fine Arts) from Texas Tech University, as well as a M.M. and Bch.Sc. from Ball State University.

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