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Jennifer Hruska

Berklee College of Music
Jennifer Hruska is a composer, sound designer, electronic instrument designer, entrepreneur, and educator. She is currently on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in the Electronic Production and Design department.  Early in her career, Jennifer was a sound designer for Kurzweil Music Systems, designing their award-winning K2000 series of music synthesizers and working with industry leaders such as Ray Kurzweil, Bob Moog, Robert Chidlaw, and Hal Chamberlin.  Later, she founded and operated several audio technology companies, including Sonic Network, SONiVOX, QUBIQ Audio, and 2getheraudio which produced software MIDI synthesizers, virtual instruments, and sample libraries for professional audio software products and embedded consumer products, including the MIDI synthesizer found in the Google Android operating system.
As a musician, Hruska was a member of D’Cuckoo, an electro-acoustic performance group based in San Francisco, California, in the 1990s. The band was known for its interactive performances, live graphics, and handmade electronic instruments. Later, she composed, produced, and performed The Underground Forest, a musical project and CD inspired by the writing of Clarissa Estés’s best-selling book Women Who Run with the Wolves. Today, Hruska is an active jazz pianist and keyboardist in Boston, Massachusetts–based ensembles and an active composer and sound designer for theater productions, contemporary classical ensembles, and other electro-acoustic music projects.
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