B i o g r a p h y
Geoffery Munger (b. 1988) is a Southern California based composer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator.
As a composer, Geoffery strives to combine his experiences, both musically and personally, to create music that is enticing and honest. Composing in a variety of styles, he draws much of his musical inspiration from everyday occurrences and life in Southern California. His first chamber opera On The Five: A Traffic Opera in One Act was inspired by his countless hours stuck in traffic on the Interstate Five freeway. His music has been performed throughout the United States and was featured at the 2016 Atlantic Music Festival in Waterville, ME. Other commissions from groups include: Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, The Kettleblack Orchestra, and the Huntington Beach School District.
Aside from composing, Geoffery founded the new music group, The Kettleblack Orchestra. The group was founded to create a safe space for younger composers to experiment with sounds that they otherwise would not get the chance to experiment with. The group prides itself with being comprised of volunteer-only musicians that believe in the importance of creating new music. Munger serves as a founding member, artistic director, composer, and guitarist for The Kettleblack.
He received his B.M. in Music Composition from Cal State, Fullerton in 2013, studying with Dr. Lloyd Rodgers and received his M.M. in Music Theory and Composition in 2016 from the same institution where he studied with composers, Dr. Pamela Madsen and Dr. Ken Walicki. He is currently pursuing a DMA in Composition from Claremont Graduate University where he studies with Dr. Peter Boyer.
Geoffery currently resides with his wonderful wife and three cats in Fullerton, CA where he teaches privately and serves as an adjunct lecturer in Music Theory at California State University, Fullerton.