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Jeanine Cowen works as a media composer and is a professor of Film Scoring at Berklee College of Music. She also works actively in video game and interactive medias, most recently producing and developing projects in conjunction with her client's music production releases.
Prior to her appointment as professor in Film Scoring, she served as an assistant professor in Berklee’s Music Production and Engineering Department. She teaches both onground and online courses at the Boston and Online campuses and is a frequent lecturer on the topic of music technology.
Ms. Cowen works actively as a composer, music producer, orchestrator, and conductor. Working primarily with sound and music for visual media, she has collaborated with directors and production companies throughout the US and has received critical acclaim for her studio, television, and independent projects. Cowen was educated at Northwestern University as a classical percussionist and graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music, completing a dual degree in film scoring and music production and engineering. She has also completed coursework in the graduate programs at Savannah College of Art and Design in Interactive Design and Game Development.
Before joining the Berklee faculty, Cowen held positions on the development teams at the Education Development Center, Inc.; Turning Point Software; and Turbine Entertainment. She has been engaged at all levels of sound development on projects that include Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head and Microsoft’s Fine Artist and Creative Writer. Her most recent involvement in sound for games can be heard in the Midway Games’ release of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online, Shadows of Angmar.
Cowen's compositions have been heard throughout film, television, video games and the stage in works which include the Emmy winning PBS mini-series The Great War, the definitive documentary The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, NOVA's Surviving Everest and the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play Rapt. Collaborating with fellow Berklee composer and music technologist, Stephen Webber, her work as a percussionist can be heard and seen on Webber's Stylus Symphony.
The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo
NOVA - Everest: The Death Zone
Home Before Dark