Journalism, Communication and Theatre


Faculty: Michael Bacon

Michael BaconMichael Bacon recently joined the JCT department as a Distinguished Lecturer. He is a musician, singer-songwriter, and a prolific scorer for film and television. For the fall semester he will be teaching Scoring for Film, a new course in Communications.

Michael Bacon began playing music at an early age, and, in the late 1960's, joined the folk-rock band Good News. After recording and touring the country with Good News, he moved to Nashville, where he became a staff songwriter for the Combine Music Publishing Co. and recorded two solo LP’s with Monument/CBS. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Jerry Lee Lewis, Carlene Carter, and Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul, and Mary.

In 1985, he moved to New York and began composing for film and television. He has scored twelve feature films, including the 2009 documentary Boy Interrupted and 2005's Loverboy, directed by his brother Kevin. His work in television has earned him an Emmy award, for the American Experience documentary "The Kennedys," an ACE Award nomination for "The Man Who Loved Sharks," and both the Television Music Award and the Chicago International Film Festival Gold Plaque Award for "LBJ." Over the past decade he has recorded five albums and toured with his brother as part of the group The Bacon Brothers.

An alumnus of Lehman College, he studied he studied composition and orchestration with John Corigliano. This fall he returns to Lehman to share his wealth of professional experience.

Last modified: Aug 24, 2015

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