Jeremy Wexler is a musician from New York residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. A recipient of a Fulbright Research Award to study electroacoustic composition at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland and an ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission Award (2nd prize), his work has been premiered by international visionaries including Ukho Ensemble, Proton Bern, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos, and ECO Ensemble. Jeremy has performed as a conductor, a percussionist, and as a touring drummer. Completing his initial studies at SUNY Purchase College (B.M., M.M.), Jeremy is currently a Ph.D. candidate in music composition at the University of California, Berkeley.
Jeremy Wexler is a musician from Long Island, NY currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. Studying the drum set from a young age, Jeremy cites his deep immersion in rhythm, gesture, and timbres of non-pitched percussion instruments in his formative years as a strong influence on his current musical explorations. This has been the central basis of Jeremy's compositions, which feature complex timbres, improvisation, microtonality, and the derivation of musical content based on various aspects of the drum set. Working in acoustic and electroacoustic mediums, he aims to create visceral music that encompasses a wide emotive landscape.
Jeremy is a recipient of an ASCAP/SEAMUS Commission (2nd prize, '21), the Nicola De Lorenzo Prize ('16, '19), and a Fulbright Student Research Award to study electroacoustic composition at the Krzysztof Penderecki Academy of Music in Kraków, Poland ('21). His music has been premiered by many visionary performers and ensembles around the world, including Ukho Ensemble, Proton Bern, Divertimento Ensemble, Mivos String Quartet, players of the Nief-Norf Summer Festival and Wintergreen Academy, ECO Ensemble, Haegeumist Sooyeon Lyuh, vocalist Lucy Dhegrae, and the Purchase New Music Ensemble. As a performer, Jeremy has been a percussionist in and conductor of world premieres by many of his colleagues throughout his studies and has toured the U.S. as a drummer in a rock band.
With a longstanding passion for music education, Jeremy was a freelance percussion instructor and arranger who often traveled with various scholastic music ensembles to see his students perform. While maintaining a studio of private students, he taught solfege courses and composition lessons as a graduate student at SUNY Purchase College. He currently teaches music theory at the University of California, Berkeley where he is a PhD candidate in composition. Jeremy has studied composition with Ken Ueno, Franck Bedrossian, Myra Melford, Du Yun, Huang Ruo, and Suzanne Farrin. Recent interests include hybrid composing setups (analogue and digital), recording studio technology, and augmenting the drum set using electronics.
Jeremy endorses Diril Cymbals.