JR is an LA-based composer, and the founder and first violinist of Queertet, LA’s premiere LGBT string quartet.  A recent graduate of USC’s prestigious Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program, they previously attended Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, studied music and psychology at Bennington College, and completed UCLA Extension's film scoring program. In addition to film, they compose and perform for theater and dance productions, most recently in the Mel Brooks production, Hitler’s Tasters, at the Geffen Playhouse.