Conducting the Force

Jermaine Stegall in a recording studio
Jermaine Stegall ('03 M.M.) (Photo courtesy of

Composer and conductor Jermaine Stegall ('03 M.M.) has always been a fan of the Star Wars series. Now he's composed the music for Our Star Wars, an original digital series from Lucasfilm and focusing on the movie franchise's devout fans.

Stegall also composed music for the Netflix movie The Christmas Chronicles, one of dozens of film and TV scores for which he's written music. And he is working with film music teams at major studios as part of the Universal/Dreamworks Film Music Diversity Initiative.

"It's a great feeling to hear my music in films and on TV," he says. "But the reason I do it is more about the process of marrying visuals and music."

Continue Reading