» Dr. Jeffrey Holmes
Associate Professor

College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Dr. Jeffrey Holmes
Office Location:
Bertea Hall 207B
(714) 744-2159
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Bachelor of Music
University of Southern California, Master of Music
University of Southern California, Doctor of Music

Jeffrey Holmes composes post-spectral, teleological music incorporating elements of mysticism and lyrical expression. His creative inspiration is rooted in primitive myths, transcendent legends, and dramatic elemental landscapes in their primal and violent natural states. Jeffrey Holmes’ music has been called “Captivating…haunting and slightly disorienting” (Los Angeles Times), and “musically arresting, to be really heard and deserving of reflection” (Society of Composers, INC). His works have been performed at festivals such as the Darmstadt Ferienkurs für Neue Musik (Germany), Cap Ferret Music Festival (Cap Ferret, France), the “Hear Now” Festival of New Music (in both Paris and Los Angeles), June in Buffalo (New York), the Etchings Festival (Maulin a Nef, Auvillar, France), “Beyond: Microtonal Music Festival” (Pittsburgh), and at MicroFest, and the Laguna Beach Music Festival (Los Angeles). He has received commissions, performances, and awards from the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, Carnegie Hall, the American Composers Forum, ASCAP, the Jebediah Foundation New Music Commissions (JFNMC), the Talea Ensemble, the JACK Quartet, bass-baritone Nicholas Isherwood, the Firebird Ensemble, the Penderecki String Quartet, Ensemble Sound-Initiative (France), the East Coast Contemporary Ensemble (ECCE), the Lyris String Quartet, Duo Amantis, the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet (LAGQ), the Los Angeles Percussion Quartet, and others. His music is published by Edition Svitzer (Copenhagen), Doberman-Yppan/Les Productions d'OZ (Quebec), and Theodore Front Musical Literature and J.W. Pepper (USA), and has been recorded on MicroFest Records, and on the Sono Luminus label, distributed internationally by Naxos.

More information can be found at: Jeffrey-Holmes.com.