Jon Kull

Jon Kull

Composing for Visual Media

Jon Kull maintains a busy and eclectic schedule covering many musical disciplines. He recently composed a new score for the Buster Keaton comedy The Goat, which was commissioned and performed live to picture by the Dallas Chamber Symphony. Jon also scored the live-action short Aquarium, which premiered at the Slamdance Festival and was selected for the Cannes Short Film Corner. Other feature film original score credits include Lone Wolf, Retribution, Be Somebody, and festival favorite The Real Old Testament. Kull has also written music for commercials, among them efforts for Neutrogena, J.C. Penney, Snapple, and Canon.

As a film orchestrator Jon has amassed over 200 credits, working with many of the top composers in Hollywood on some of their biggest projects, including James Horner (Avatar, Troy), Ludwig Göransson (Black Panther, The Mandalorian), Marco Beltrami (Hellboy, The Wolverine) and James Newton Howard (Raya and the Last Dragon, Fantastic Beasts). His recorded arrangements cover an impressive array of styles: classical, featuring Kathleen Battle and Christopher Parkening (Angels’ Glory); popular, with Neil Diamond (The Movie Album); and specialty ethnic works such as Yiddish Theatre songs (among them the crossover hit,“Bay mir bistu sheyn”) for the Milken Archive’s ambitious recording project dedicated to the preservation of American Jewish music.


Bachelor of Music, Composition and Piano Performance | University of Colorado
Advanced Studies Certificate, Composition for the Music Industry | University of Southern California
Master of Music, Piano Performance | University of Colorado