Faculty

Jongnic Bontemps

Part-Time Lecturer

  • Program:
    Screen Scoring
  • Division:
    Contemporary Music


Jongnic Bontemps is a classically trained composer with roots in the church and jazz world as a pianist. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York he studied music at Yale, Berklee and the University of Southern Califonia. He was a Sundance Lab Composer Fellow in 2013 and received a Time Warner Artist Fellowship in 2014. Jongnic, aka “JB,” brings a very complex musical edge to every project.

JB has composed music for over 50 projects spanning film, television and video games. His work has been heard in various award-winning films at Cannes, the Warsaw Film Festival, the Pan African American Film Fest, the American Black Film Fest, as well as networks such as HBO, BET, Disney and the silver screen.

Jongnic has worked along side some of the biggest film composers in the business, including Alan Silverstri (Forrest Gump, Avengers), Alexandre Desplat (The King’s Speech, Godzilla), Bruce Broughton (Silverado, Tiny Toon Adventures), Danny Elfman (Batman, Spider Man), Christopher Lennertz (Horrible Bosses 2, Think Like A Man Too), Christophe Beck (The Muppets, Frozen), Marco Beltrami (The Hurt Locker, iRobot) and Theodore Shapiro (The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Semi Pro).