2018 ASCAP Columbia University Film Scoring Workshop

Rob Jaret


Brooklyn-bred composer Rob Jaret’s passion lies in using his talent and sensibilities to help tell stories. He has contributed music and/or orchestrations to over 15 PBS productions including Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive (2017), Henry Ford, and episodes of American Experience. Films he’s scored include the feature documentary Touchdown Israel!, about the Israeli American-rules football league, which has played at 20+ film festivals including the Sarasota Film Festival and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival (the “Sundance of Jewish film festivals”), The Way Home: Tibet in Exile, about three generations of Tibetan women confronting the future of their culture, the black comedy Aim, Point, Shoot and the award-winning short film Morocco to Israel, about a family of Berber Jews’ migration to Israel in the 1950s.


Rob has also created music and sound design for video games for Earplay, Inc. and Lantana Games, and is a recurring collaborator with Urbanity Dance (Best of Boston, 2015). He has also composed music for commercials for Nationwide Insurance and the Independent Film Festival of Boston. Rob has worked as an assistant to veteran, award-winning composer John Kusiak since 2008, a role he began while finishing his studies in film scoring and jazz piano at Berklee College of Music. He has also studied composition at Longy School of Music and through private study, and has a BS in Physics from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


“When scoring a film, game or any kind of collaborative project, I see myself as a key member of the creative team, trying to realize the director’s vision while using my sensibilities, experience and personal style to find the best possible way I can contribute to telling the story.”


2018 ASCAP Columbia Film Scoring Workshop