Rick DeJonge is a graduate of the Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program from USC and holds a Master’s of Art and Bachelor’s of Music from Western Michigan University. As a film composer, Rick has worked on several films and with great composers such as Christopher Young, David Spear, Jack Smalley, and Pete Anthony. Rick’s score for the action film Fighting With Anger contained a song which won Best Original Song at the New York Independent Film Festival and was recorded by Willie Nelson. Rick was recently featured in an article of scoring for films in Life magazine and he just finished scoring 3 cues for a new cartoon ad for Fiat.
As an orchestrator, Rick has worked with composers on television promos for shows including Beautiful People, Lost, The West Wing, and CSI Miami. As a conductor, Rick has conducted his own scores at Paramount Studios, Fox Studios, and Firehouse Studios in Pasadena, California. His original piano recordings for 4 silent films have also received great reviews.
Rick has been writing music for orchestra and wind ensemble for over 25 years and for the Boston Brass the last 15 years. You can hear his symphonic works on Summit Records. Rick has been the official arranger/composer for Walt Disney World’s Thanksgiving Day Parade since 2011. Rick is a member of ASCAP.