* as well as other large ensembles or piano accompaniments. See page for description of ensemble.
To say that Kim Scharnberg grew up in a diverse musical environment would be an understatement. Connecticut-based Scharnberg evolved from a young music student growing up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to an acclaimed producer, arranger, composer and conductor working with luminaries of the stage and screen. His vast experience ranges from conducting major international orchestras to producing highly-commercial recording artists.
Kim got his start at the ripe young age of ten as a student of the trombone. Working diligently through his formative years toward a musical career, he developed his love for jazz by listening to the college radio station every night, memorizing the music and the personnel. He continued to arrange and compose throughout high school and then headed off to the Eastman School of Music where he studied trombone with John Marcellus and with famed arrangers Rayburn Wright and Manny Albam. Kim's experience at Eastman fine-tuned his abilities at both producing and arranging on a highly professional level. After college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue recording work and played professionally for many orchestras, operas, ballets and countless sessions. Balancing his time between LA and New York City, he became one of the busiest young music writers for film, television, commercials and records.
Kim's music has been performed by such noted orchestras as the Boston Pops and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. He has orchestrated several Broadway musicals including Jekyll and Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Wonderland and Little Women for which he received a Drama Desk nomination. Kim has also written for television and many feature films, including orchestrations for A River Runs Through It, Quiz Show, Made In America, The Net and Fly Away Home.
Kim is an Artistic Associate with the Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C. and has arranged and conducted the music for many of their Presidential Galas and attended White House receptions. Since 2008 he has been a composer and arranger for the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, CA.
From his early years as a gifted music student, surrounded by various genres of music and culture, to his present day status as a highly-regarded composer, producer and arranger, Kim Scharnberg is not one to be constricted by boundaries. He enjoys mixing it up on a daily basis and doesn’t see that changing anytime soon.
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