Jose Kropp is a Florida native; he knows how to take the heat! Jose holds Bachelor of Music degrees in both Composition and Commercial Music from Florida State University. Outside of his collegiate studies, Jose has worked as a freelance composer, scoring twelve films which range in style and character. His score for the short musical film “Blasted” won Best Score at LA Cinefest, and his score for the short dramatic film “The Deadlist” received a nomination for Best Score at Global Shorts. Jose has also written for television spots with his score for the commercial “Lauren’s Kids” airing on all major networks in Florida. His lively score for the feature-length documentary “The Spirit of Miami” will air on NBC Miami in November 2018 with a national release to follow in 2019.
Jose’s love for music began at the age of four when he studied violin, leading him to be featured on Oprah’s “Search for the World’s Smartest and Most Talented Kids,” multiple radio performances, and recordings for a variety of artists. Jose has long been passionate about film scoring and is always interested in finding new sounds or unique style fusions to give a film its best voice. Some of Jose’s favorite films include Star Wars, Edward Scissorhands, The Pianist, The Lord of the Rings, and absolutely anything by Christopher Nolan. Aside from film scoring, Jose loves jamming out to musicals, kayaking, and sitting down with a friend for coffee.