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John Theodore

Composer / Songwriter

About John Theodore

"The most important step a person can take is always the next one."

Dalinar Kholin - 'The Stormlight Archive'
by Brandon Sanderson
I would feel weird if I wrote the "About" section in the third person...so I won't. I'm a composer and a songwriter. I received my B.A. from CSU Northridge in music, then started a band (The Kepler Mission) and did the whole rock and roll thing for a while. As the band died down, I was trying to figure out what to do with my life. A customer at my day job (bagging groceries) asked if I liked film music. I never really thought about film music as something I would be good at, but he ended up helping me secure an internship at Remote Control working for Hans Zimmer, then Ramin Djawadi. I learned a lot while I was there. The most important thing I learned, was that my love of writing music didn't have to be for one genre or medium. There were films, games, trailers, commercials, etc. Shortly after my time at Remote Control, I was selected to participate in the Society of Composers and Lyricist's (SCL) mentorship program, where I met with a handful of established composers and industry professionals.
It was a great experience, and I highly recommend it to all up-and-coming composers. After the SCL mentorship, I was chosen for SESAC's first composer workshop with Christophe Beck and Chris Bacon, getting direct feedback of compositions from two of today's top TV and film composers. Most recently, I was commissioned by the Dungeons and Dragons company Ghostfire Gaming/Eldermancy to write a sixteen track album of fantasy music for 'The Seeker's Guide to Twisted Taverns', with full orchestra and an all-star ensemble of soloist musicians. It is available on all streaming platforms now!

Also, I'm horrible about keeping this site updated. Do yourself a favor and subscribe to my YouTube channel if you want to stay truly up-to-date with my work. John's YouTube

The Kepler Mission

If you like progressive rock and songs about nerdy things.
You might like my old band, The Kepler Mission
The Kepler Mission

Me in headphones

Snapped during the SESAC Workshop
One day I'll get a picture of me working at my studio

Rock 'n Roll

Besides music, I find peace and clarity of mind through climbing.
Figured you should all know that...


Albums and projects I have had the pleasure of working on.


Some short films and other things I've had the pleasure of working on.
All works Films Trailers/Commercials Live Performances The Kepler Mission


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