At age nine, I began lessons on the saxophone and discovered a love and talent for music that would influence much of my life. I began my professional career as a band director. Although teaching was going well, I realized I had a strong desire to compose my own original music. The opportunity came in 1994 when I was invited to join a new video game production studio as in-house composer and sound designer. Over the next 16 years, I composed and produced hundreds of hours of original music and sound effects for award-winning video games. I also grew as a leader, administrator, and creative designer setting direction and standards for top-quality music and sound design.
In 2012, I formed Music and Audio by Kevin Schilder LLC and began working independently out of my home studio. I continued to employ my knowledge and experience in music composition and audio production for all forms of media.
In 2020, I expanded my skills and services through the addition of General Transcription. The integration of my extensive audio experience with my lifelong love of reading and writing has allowed me the privilege of being able to offer the highly relevant and valuable service of providing professional quality transcripts to help clients reach their public.