John Paul Labno- Composer
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Location: Portland, OR, USA
School: VCFA
Major: Music Composition

John Paul Labno- Composer

John Paul Labno
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207 Koshland Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
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EXPERIENCE
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.

EDUCATION
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


SKILLS
Music Composition
Multi-Instrumentalist- piano, guitar, saxophone, bass
Recording and Audio Production
Film scoring
Arranging
Teaching

AWARDS
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