John Paul Labno- Composer
John Paul Labno
207 Koshland Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Self-Employed, CA — Composer, Musician
JUNE 1995 - PRESENT
Writing, recording, arranging and performing music for the stage, film, and installation. I have toured extensively performing at venues including Webster Hall, The Fillmore, Shephard’s Bush, Bonaroo and Coachella and have released several studio albums.
APM/EMI, Los Angeles + London — Composer
JULY 2017 - PRESENT
Compose and record music for use in film and television.
The Magic Shop, Half Moon Bay, CA — Composer
APRIL 2019 - JULY 2019
Composed and recorded music for PBS NOVA “Look Who’s Driving” alongside Christopher Hedge.
Self-Employed, CA — Music Teacher
JANUARY 2004 - PRESENT
I have given private lessons on guitar, piano and music production.
UCSC Family Student Housing, Santa Cruz, CA — Assistant Residential Education Coordinator
NOVEMBER 2018 - APRIL 2019
Supervised two teams of Residential Assistants, managed resident conflicts and policy violations, oversaw event coordination.
SDRL, San Diego — Producer/Engineer/Session Musician
MAY 2010 - SEPTEMBER 2014
I worked as a freelancer out of this facility in many different roles- producer, engineer, assistant and session musician.
Vermont College of Fine Arts, Montpelier, VT — MFA in Music Composition
FEBRUARY 2020 - PRESENT
I am currently pursuing this degree. My emphasis is in composition for ensembles.
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA — BA in Music with Honors
SEPTEMBER 2015 - JUNE 2018
Member of Undergraduate Advisory Board and the Arts Dean’s Leadership Board
Multi-Instrumentalist- piano, guitar, saxophone, bass
Recording and Audio Production
Hortense Zuckerman Prize for excellence in scholarship and performance
Arts Dean’s Fund for Excellence grant recipient
Best Alternative Band Grand Ole Party- San Diego Music Awards
music, teaching, music composition, music theory, piano, guitar, audio production, film scoring