R. Kim Shultz, Composer
I am currently based in Chicago, IL and compose film music for projects internationally. My musical background was developed early in life. I was immersed in private and higher education musical training; after which I gained a great deal of practical experience as a professional performer. My musical focus was in stringed instruments, keyboard, percussion and vocals. I was a professional performer for over 15 years and performed throughout the United States.
After retiring from live musical performance and becoming very successful in the corporate world, I redirected my passions back to music composition in 2008. My primary focus is music composition for film, video games and trailers. I am very familiar with all music styles and can compose in any genre.
I studied Music Theory at Rose State College, Music for Media at Think Space Education, and Orchestration for Film at Berklee College of Music. I also earned a Master’s Degree, in International Business, from George Washington University. I am a BMI Composer, Six Sigma Certified, and a Certified Project Manager. The two later certifications may seem odd in the music industry; however, they have served my musical career well. Six-Sigma is a discipline based on quality/defect free work and Project Management is a discipline based on delivering projects on time and within budget.