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Jeff is a composer, music director, arranger and educator. He wrote original music for off-Broadway's Popcorn Falls. His scores with longtime collaborator, William Squier, include: Disney's Doug Live!, the first original musical written for Disney World's MGM Studio (featured in Doug's 1st Movie); 100 Years Into The Heart (Winner 7 Spirit Awards), Top of the Heap, Merrilee Mannerly, Benedict Arnold, and A Merry Mulberry Street Musical.
With collaborator John Allen, Jeff wrote Young Abe Lincoln and Rebels 1775 (additional book/lyrics, William Squier and Mana Allen). He is currently working on Love On Ice (book/lyrics, William Nabel and William Squier).
As a pianist, Jeff conducted for Chita Rivera, Andy Gibb and Mongo Santamaria (among others). His commercial work has earned multiple awards, including Clios and the Cannes Festival Gold Lion.
As a Music Director, Jeff specializes in new works, most recently, A Letter to Harvey Milk.
Member of The Dramatists Guild and BMI. www.lodinandsquier.com
B.M., Theory and Composition, University of Miami