Jeremy Schreifels is currently living and writing in Saint Joseph, MN. Jeremy received his Bachelor of Arts in Theory & Composition from Saint Cloud State University in the spring of 2009. His work for string orchestra and percussion "Through My Eyes" was the winner of the Saint Cloud State University Composition Contest. Among composing, Jeremy has performed with the SCSU Percussion Collective, Principle Percussionist for the SCSU Wind Ensemble and was also a member of the CDNA Honor Band. Other professional performances include the Saint Cloud Symphony Orchestra as well as theatrical productions at the Paramount Theatre.
Mr. Schreifels has studied composition under Dr. Melissa Krause (Saint Cloud State University), Dr. Scott Miller (Saint Cloud State University), and Dr. Jan Vicar (Palacky University - Olomouc, Czech Republic). Percussion instructors include; Dr. Terry Vermillion (Saint Cloud State University), Jeremy Sandoval (Freelance Percussionist, Denver, CO), Ladislav Bilan (Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra), coached by Nebojsa Zivkovic (Yamaha performing artist), coached by Nancy Zeltsman (Marimba One performing artist and composer) and Rebecca Kite (Yamaha and Pro-Mark performing artist). Jeremy is a past recipient of the prestigious David Swenson Memorial Scholarship. He is an active member of the American Composer's Forum, American Music Center, Minnesota Percussion Association and the Minnesota Music Educators Association.
"Life without music...is like...Life without a breath." j.s.
I am a classically trained composer taking my journey into the world of writing music and getting it performed. My passion is to compose for live instruments and I am venturing into pieces that combine instrument and tape. What a journey it is becoming. I have three new pieces in the works and they will be performed in the end of March! Tons to get ready!