JEFFREY EMERSON GAISER is an award-winning composer for film, television, and video games. From a very young age, Gaiser created an underscore for whatever circumstance he found himself in. His parents recalled memories of him weaving together a seemingly continual soundtrack that underscored his own experiences. From humming along with the hills and valleys of a family bike ride, to tolling out a dirge that fit a sibling’s scolding, to scoring all of his family’s home movies on their broken-down upright piano, Gaiser found the music in each and every moment. For every notion, there was a note. For every feeling, there was a phrase. For every situation, there was a song.
Having taught himself how to play piano by ear before the age of seven, Gaiser always found himself at the keyboard composing multiple pieces of music per day—storing them all in his memory—until his parents invested in music lessons so that he could begin to read and write music. By the time he was in high school, Gaiser was studying piano and violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music, and composing music that was recognized by the Music Teacher’s National Association at the regional and national levels. Gaiser played both violin and piano in Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra alongside visiting artists like Ben Folds, Jefferson Starship, and Project Trio, with several of his original orchestral compositions played and recorded in concert.
Gaiser went on to receive his B.M. at the world-renown Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Film Scoring with a minor in Video Game Scoring. Gaiser graduated Summa Cum Laude, and was awarded the ASCAP Film Scoring Scholarship, the North American Music Scholarship, and was the grand prize-winning composer for Berklee’s own scoring and sound design contest two years in-a-row. Gaiser served as the external engagement manager on the executive board of the Film Scoring Network at Berklee, and hosted live Skype interviews with prolific composers John Powell and John Debney. In his senior year at Berklee, Gaiser was also selected as a composer and conductor for the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra, and for the Berklee Film Scoring Session Orchestra.
Gaiser has scored numerous award-winning short films and games, including Masque, (Lionsgate/Tongal Wildcard Winner, 2015) The Astronomer (Official Selection, Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival and Cleveland International Film Festival, 2015) and The Silver Crown (Official Selection, 2012 Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner, 2012). Gaiser now resides in Los Angeles, California as a full-time composer for visual media and is known for his passion for storytelling, his strong emphasis on melody, as well as his love of people and the creative collaborative process.