Seinfeld Music Guy Visits Duquesne

Seinfeld Music Guy

Jonathan Wolff, theme composer for the hit series Seinfeld, visited campus on Friday, September 16 to present a master class on composition and the music industry to the students and faculty of the Mary Pappert School of Music.

Wolff composed music for 75 primetime network series, and he has written 44 television theme songs including hit sitcoms such as Seinfeld and Will and Grace.

Much of his talk centered around the series of circumstances that led to how he made connections with the people who eventually would hire him to write for their show. He also discussed how the music was developed and how to build business plans that would put our students in position to have successful careers.

Mark Koch, coordinator of jazz guitar at Duquesne and academic advisor, said "Jonathan Wolff is not only knowladable and entertaining, he is absolutely brilliant! Our students were thrilled to have such an experienced professional speak to them about the ins and outs of the music industry. Having someone of that caliber speak of the industry standards during the early part of one's career is an essential component for success."

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