Approaching a thousand episodes of primetime television scored, and three primetime Emmy nominations, Jon Ehrlich has a prolific list of scoring credits encompassing a broad range of projects.
The seeds of his unconventional path to becoming a scoring composer call back to his former life in the theater. As a Broadway theater actor, the practice of breaking down a scene to uncover its truth became the basis for his approach to scoring — finding a way in, becoming the invisible actor in the scene. And as a musical theater composer, the exercise of “finding the moments that sing” became a perfect analog to plotting out the architecture of a score. His goal is always to inhabit the world of the picture, as a collaborative storytelling partner.
“Music by itself is just music; scoring to picture is storytelling that makes use of the language of music and its infinite dialects to shine a particular light, on a particular moment, from a particular angle.” -JE
Ehrlich’s primetime Emmy nominations in the Music Composition for a Series category came in recognition for his work on HOUSE, M.D., starring Hugh Laurie, THE AGENCY, starring Beau Bridges, and ROAR, starring Heath Ledger. His score for ASK ME ANYTHING, starring Martin Sheen, won Best Music in a Feature Film at the Nashville Film Festival. He is currently working on Amazon’s, GOLIATH, starring Billy Bob Thornton, William Hurt, Dennis Quaid, & J.K. Simmons, and FOX’s medical drama, THE RESIDENT, starring Matt Czuchry.
Other scoring credits include: PARENTHOOD, created by Jason Katims, starring Peter Krause, Lauren Graham, Dax Shepard & Craig T. Nelson; ABOUT A BOY, created by Jason Katims, starring Minnie Driver; THE SLAP, developed by Walter Parkes, directed by Lisa Cholodenko, starring Brian Cox, Lucas Hedges, Peter Sarsgaard, & Uma Thurman; LIFE, starring Damian Lewis; WHITE COLLAR, starring Matt Bomer; GRACELAND, starring Aaron Tveit; INVASION, created by Shaun Cassidy; PITCH, created by Dan Fogleman & Rick Singer; KAREN SISCO, created by Elmore Leonard, THE GUARDIAN, starring Simon Baker; PARTY OF FIVE, starring Neve Campbell; and, TIME OF YOUR LIFE, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Jennifer Garner.
Jon studied music and theater as an undergrad at Yale University where he graduated Scholar of the House. He spent his early years writing musicals, and got his start at Warner Bros. Feature Animation, writing a musical film called, THE JESTER, with collaborator Stephen Lloyd.
Jon is also a founder of Qwire, a collaborative, cloud based, web platform that streamlines workflows across every aspect of the music-to-picture ecosystem, while managing music assets and all associated music metadata.