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John’s career pathway has led him to be an independent composer / music producer. His goals are to work in sound and music for the performing arts, film/TV production industry and teach music as well as being a recording artist. John Koetz has been an owner and/or operator of DigiDesign ProTools software for almost 20 years. He composes, records, sequences, edits and mixes audio, sound and/or music via this platform. John has played piano since he was 6 years old and owns a 1985 Yamaha acoustic grand piano. John Koetz is a member of BMI.

John Koetz is a multi-genre composer and describes his musical output as a form of cinematic inspirations. “It’s a place to listen, imagine, escape, explore and be entertained in the process.” He has always been inspired by great film composers of the past and present but also Neoclassical composers such as Satie and Ravel as well as the eclectic approach to the music industry by Gershwin and Copland.

In the 90s John moved to Chicago and became an independent film/commercial music producer working for clients such as McDonalds, Kraft, Motorola, Lifetime and A&E cable programming. While continuing to compose soundtracks for independent films, theater and dance John accepted a full-time job position in 2003 as a sound designer/sound editor at a global ad agency located in Chicago and was there until 2011.

John was a keyboard player performing in various bands touring the South in the 80s, some of which were fortunate enough to open for concert acts such as Duran Duran, Flock of Seagulls, The Fixx, Gregg Allman, The Producers, Missing Persons, Madness and various other bands of the that era.

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