Jared Fleming has been deeply involved in every facet of music for nearly 24 years enabling him to create a unique sound and style of writing that is second to none. His unparalleled ear for music had started to grow at a very early age with Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 2.
Jared was so moved by how this piece had made him feel that he immediately recognized the yearning to play the piano and share with others what he heard and felt from this music. Within a few short months he received his first piano and started taking lessons.
Music had become so instinctive that he felt held back by his teachers and chose to start teaching himself classical pieces that were far past his current skill and technique. After playing the piano for six years, Jared found the best way to understand music was not only to play music, but to write music as well. He started composing when he was only 14 years old.
At age 16 he attended the Professional Performing Arts High School in New York City. The Dean had requested a meeting with him after only a few weeks of school. She had visited his classes and noticed the quicker he grasped the lessons the more jaded he had become. Jared had agreed to this saying that the classes weren’t much of a challenge. So, the Dean had transferred Jared to the Musical Theater department where he played the piano for the class and assisted the teacher in the lessons and projects.
While he was playing for his Musical Theater class Julliard Professor, Joe Rieser, had discovered Jared and his talent for composing music and began teaching him Classical Composition. He was also approached by writer and director Tony Urgo to compose the independent film, “Remembering Maria.”
After graduating high school, Jared had become the pianist and Musical Theater Director for numerous schools in New York and New Jersey. He was the Musical Director for “Into The Woods” at Bronxville High school when he became a sound engineer apprentice for Ins & Outs. He had assisted Ins & Outs by designing, setting up, and running the sound system for many shows around New York.
When Jared was 22 years old he had decided to compose music for Film and attended Berklee College of Music as a double major in Film Scoring and Songwriting. When this had given him the knowledge and expertise in composition he started to compose the new musical, “Reign Child.” When this was completed he moved to Chicago where he had directed a formal stage reading of the new musical. Jared went on to compose the music to more original musicals who’s stories range from the fall of Atlantis to a Sanitarium occupied by characters from the Brother’s Grimm faery tales.
Jared’s extensive background in music includes composition, performance, recording, engineering and producing. He is trained in both Jazz and Classical and has studied various styles ranging from Opera to Rock. As he reached each new step with music, he had created a writing style all his own, and a sound that is matched by none.
The drive to share what he hears in music only becomes deeper with each new day and has influenced his life so profoundly that he will be surrounding himself with music his whole life long.
Jared has said the following about music, its effect on the world, and on him;
“Every thing, person, and experience has its very own sound. I can hear it in the trees, the wind chimes, the cars driving by, a hammer across the street. As everything interacts with each other the world puts these sounds together and sings Her symphony; and if you can relax, focus, and listen to the silence you can hear the world singing. This is what She sings to me.”