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Jeanine Cowen

Berklee College of Music
Professor
Jeanine Cowen is a Professor in the Games and Interactive Media Scoring area and currently serves as the Acting Assistant Chair of the Film Scoring department at Berklee College of Music. She is an active composer, music producer, and sound designer focusing on the intersection of audio and visual medias, with particular interest in the VR/AR/XR worlds and video games.

She maintains an active teaching presence in audio and game development, as well as in music composition, production, and technology. Formerly the Vice President for Curriculum and Program Innovation at Berklee, she is an experienced and skilled educator and innovator. In addition to teaching on the Boston and Valencia, Spain campuses at Berklee, Cowen teaches across many levels of education including at the Interlochen Arts Camp and at both PluralSight and Berklee Online.

Before joining the Berklee faculty, Cowen held positions on the development teams at the Education Development Center, Inc.; Turning Point Software; and Turbine Entertainment. She has been engaged at all levels of sound development on projects that include Hasbro’s Mr. Potato Head and Microsoft’s Fine Artist and Creative Writer. Her most recent involvement in commercial video games can be heard in the Midway Games’ release of the MMORPG Lord of the Rings Online, Shadows of Angmar.

Cowen's compositions have been heard throughout film, television, video games and the stage in works which include the Emmy winning PBS mini-series The Great War, the definitive documentary The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, NOVA's Surviving Everest and the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway play Rapt. Collaborating with fellow Berklee composer and music technologist, Stephen Webber, her work as a percussionist can be heard and seen on Webber's Stylus Symphony.